Frangipane Mince PIes are a lovely variant on the more traditional version. With an almond paste top with rich pastry and sweet mincemeat. Great for Christmas.
Recipes for pastries, such as Danish
Yeasted Apple Rolls is a great recipe for bread rolls filled with lightly caramelised apple. These easy rolls taste so good, being soft and filled with apple.
Pecan Tassies – Quick & Easy baking. These little two-bite tassies are so flavoursome. A rich pastry crust and a sweet and nutty filling, a perfect treat.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Perfect for Christmas, sausage rolls are so easy to make. They can be frozen to be reheated when needed. These will be come a firm favourite
I recently came across a very lovely treat, Cape Breton Pork Pies. These are actually a sweet little date tart. So the name Pork Pies is a misnomer. The recipe originates from Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. These little delights seem be eaten at Christmas time. That is ideal for my purposes as I […]
I do love croissants, so it was inevitable that at some time I would make Almond Croissants. And so it came to pass! These rich, buttery, croissants are filled with a tube of almond paste to add some delicious extra flavour and some new texture too. The recipe, made entirely from scratch, is time consuming […]
When I recently made a Pesto Tear & Share Christmas Tree from puff pastry I mentioned that you could do the same with a sweet filling such as Nutella, or Cinnamon Sugaar. So today I decided to do that, except instead of making a Christmas Tree shape as I had already shown how to do […]