Recipes for pastries, such as Danish

Pastries, Pies, Tarts

Pâte Sucrée – Sweet Tart Cases

This wonderful recipe for Pâte Sucrée – Sweet Tart Cases using Pâte Sucrée is excellent. Using pâte sucrée makes a great tart case. This type of case is commonly used in patisseries, for tarts with a no-bake filling. Proper execution takes time due to the soft and moist nature of the pastry dough. But we […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Pastries

Palmiers – French Cookies

Palmiers – French Cookies is a simple recipe. Palmiers have other names too, such as ‘pigs’ ears’ or ‘elephant ears’ due to the shape. They are an all-time favourite of mine. Since I first ate one in Prague airport I always look out for them. A crisp, flaky and sweet pastry. What could be nicer? […]

Pastries, Pies, Tarts

Forfar Bridies – A Scottish Favourite

Today’s recipe features Forfar Bridies, a Scottish favourite. Bridies are pastries filled with minced beef. Originating in the town of Forfar, Scotland, in the 1850s they became very popular everywhere. I got the idea for these bridies from my sister in Canada. She bought one during a visit to a recently opened British store near […]

Cakes, Pastries

London Cheesecakes

A childhood favourite, these tasty puff pastries, topped with jam and almond cake and then icing with coconut, bring back so many memories of days gone by. London Cheesecakes, which were known when I was a child just as Cheesecakes, are a lovely puff pastry topped with a little raspberry jam, then about a tablespoon […]


Cheese Straws – Puff Pastry

Light and crisp and oh so cheesy.  These are the best. Cheese Straws are so very tasty as a snack, or maybe crumbled onto a bowl of soup, or eaten with dinner.  They can be made very simply indeed by using shop bought puff pastry.  I would always recommend buying ‘all butter’ puff pastry.  That […]

Desserts, Pastries, Pies, Tarts

Rice Pudding Tarts

 Small pastry cases filled with a creamy rice pudding.  What could be nicer as a little snack for afternoon tea.  These are the perfect size to keep one going until dinner. I saw a lovely recipe in The Guardian the other day, by Rachel Roddy, it was for Rice Pudding Tarts.  They looked so good, […]