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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 »

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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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 »

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Toffee apple meringue tart

In Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Toffee apples aren’t my thing. The toffee bit is great, it’s just the apple is a disappointment. So often too soft, crunchless and horror or all horrors, sometimes… Read More »

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Blackberry and hazelnut cookie crumble pie with a pastry crust

In Cakes and Bakes, Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

This is a terribly greedy pudding. It’s not content with being a pastry tart, it’s gone one better and added a blackberry custard filling. Then it threw caution… Read More »

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Sausage and butterbean pie with red Leicester mash lid

In Pastry, Pork, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Every day is not a pastry day. Some days are a mashed potato day and there’s no mash I love more than Red Leicester cheese mash. The colour… Read More »

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Mushroom & artichoke pot pies with shortcrust pastry

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Pot pies are just so pretty, they’re almost the anti-pie. Not humongous, not begging to be scooped into with a gargantuan serving spoon, not even the type of… Read More »

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Simple chocolate ganache tart

In Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On May 27, 2013 14 Comments

About 10 years ago I briefly went out with a chap who owned a company that made and supplied soup to some very important places. He was what… Read More »