Category Archives: Pastries

Christmas Breakfast: Almond Croissants

Croissants for breakfast on Christmas day have long been a tradition in my family. My earliest memories of Christmas include my siblings and I tucking in to warm, crisp pastries with jam as my mum feasted on her favourite scrambled … Continue reading

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The Daring Bakers – Pumpkin Pot Pie with Pumpkin Pastry – Fat Free!

Hannah of Rise and Shine was our October 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to bake our own double crusted savory pot pies. Using any from-scratch crust and filling we choose, we were allowed to get completely creative with our … Continue reading

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The Daring Cooks: Seitan and Mushroom En Croute

Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys, was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en … Continue reading

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The Green Tart

I adore this summery tart with its amazing sea of green interior. It’s just food that makes you smile and reminds you of warm sunny days and spring flowers, even if it is miserable outside in May. It’s also very … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom and Sweet Potato Pie

There’s not much more tantalizing than a crisp pastry pie filled with a rich, creamy filling. This recipe is no exception. What’s more, this is a light pie, light enough to eat in the garden on a hot summers day with … Continue reading

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Apple Strudel

This is another recipe adapted from the wonderful Kosher Camembert. I was so excited when I came across this recipe, not least because Mat LOVES strudel but because there was something different about this recipe and it was exciting! I’ve … Continue reading

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Erica of Erica’s Edibles was our host for the Daring Baker’s June challenge. Erica challenged us to be truly DARING by making homemade phyllo dough and then to use that homemade dough to make Baklava. Well, what to say about … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Whirls

These are what I know as ‘proper’ cinnamon whirls. Not the yeasted bread dough whirls (which undeniably too are delicious) but a pastry whirl – a cinnamon Danish – the sort you find in the bakery, even in the supermarket bakeries. Crisp, sweet flaky … Continue reading

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