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An Algarvian Feast: Algarvian Rice & Sweet Potato Bean Stew and Custard Tarts (Cozido à Algarvia and Pastéis de Nata)

I’m sharing a bit of a 2 course menu today! Since I was asked by Jet2Holidays to create a recipe inspired by one of their popular destinations, I jumped at the chance to choose the Algarve to celebrate my Portuguese heritage. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Table – Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington, Strawberry and Coconut Trifle and Stollen

So Christmas has been and gone, too quickly as usual but I hope all had a fabulous few days filled with love, joy, good food, friends and family. Mine was interesting, and not quite as planned. Unprecedented storms hit my … Continue reading

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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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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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Magazine Mondays – Fig and Almond Tart

OK, this tart is INCREDIBLE! I don’t know if I will find the arrangement of words to fully capture it’s beauty – you will simply have to make it. Crisp, sweet pastry, gooey, nutty, citrussy filling topped with sweet, jammy … Continue reading

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Banana Custard Cream Tart

Black bananas don’t have to mean banana bread. Come on that’s the easy way out! There’s so much more to the humble banana, especially when it’s well past it’s best days. As bananas ripen, their starches that keep them firm … 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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So Simple Sausage Rolls

These are a delicious, easy and quick snack to make when you fancy something special and bad for you! Also would be great for a buffet or party instead of turning to frozen stuff and just as easy! Makes 6 … Continue reading

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