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orange meringue pie

Orange meringue pie

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On June 3, 2014 3 Comments

I am reaching the terrified stage. I’ve done the hypno birthing course. I’ve re read all my birthing books. I’m trying to keep my feet up. But there’s… Read More »

warermarked coco pop eclairs

Coco pop mini chocolate éclairs

In Pastry On May 27, 2014 2 Comments

The cronut craze of last year has been and gone. Did you try making them? I didn’t. It was probably the thought of both croissant dough and deep… Read More »

rough puff pastry sausage rolls cropped

Easy rough puff pastry sausage rolls

In Pastry, Snacks On May 22, 2014 1 Comment

I have to admit to not having made puff pastry since I practised for the Bake Off. Does that make me lazy? No. Just busy. It actually doesn’t… Read More »

watermarked cheese bread

Brazilian cheese bread

In Breads, Other, Pastry, Snacks On May 20, 2014 4 Comments

Are you a lazy bones or a take on too much kind of a person? I think I am both if that’s at all possible. I seem to… Read More »

florentine quiche

Florentine quiche

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On March 25, 2014 2 Comments

Is quiche not the perfect, universal crowd pleaser? It seems whenever I make it for a gathering it’s Hoovered up way before everything else. I think it satisfies… Read More »

chicken pie

Chicken & mushroom pie

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies On January 22, 2014 4 Comments

I’m making friends again, in that mode where making connections feels all important. I did it when pregnant with my first son. With my second, born just  two… Read More »

beef bourg pie

My slow cooker beef bourguignon pie

In Beef, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 13, 2013 2 Comments

Now I know this sounds like a lot of ingredients and possibly therefore hard work, but I promise you it’s not. It’s the dish that really gives back…. Read More »

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Cranberry & raspberry traybake

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Pastry On December 1, 2013 0 Comments

I discovered Superjam recently – it’s a jam with no added sugar that still tastes delicious. I have weaned my sons off regular jam and onto the good… Read More »

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Mince pies with crumble tops

In Christmas, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On December 1, 2013 3 Comments

I do love a mince pie but it hasn’t always been this way. For years I’d smile sweetly when offered one, decline and then, like some stereotypical English… Read More »

cinnamon cream cheese apple pie

Double crust cinnamon cream cheese apple pie

In Cakes and Bakes, Pastry On November 6, 2013 10 Comments

Yeah, I know it’s a complete and total mouthful. Sorry. I just had to get all the information in. It’s a bad habit of mine. When I recount… Read More »