Pastries

Recipes for pastries, such as Danish

Bread, Pastries

Kouign Amann

I love Kouign Amann, pronounce Queen Amann, which are a delicous French pastry.   Made with laminated dough, with yeast included for extra rise, the dough has sugar folded into it and on the outsides to create a lovely crunchy exterior and a light and puffy interior. Traditionally Kouign Amann was made as a large round, […]

Pastries

Chocolate & Creme Patissiere Brioche Swirls

I recently made some brioche buns which were a great success, so trying to build on that today I made some Chocolate & Creme Patissiere Brioche Swirls.   These will take the same brioche recipe but then instead of creating the Brioche a Tete the dough will be rolled out and covered in creme patissiere and […]

Pastries

Chocolate & Hazelnut Rugelach

I have been checking out rugelach, a Jewish cookie, for a while  These cookies are rolled up pastry, in a shape similar to a croissant, with a filling.  The fillings vary enormously, almost anything seems to be used,  but most often with layer of jam and chopped nuts. For mine I decided to go with […]

Cakes, Pastries, Pies & Tarts

Butter Tarts

Yesterday I made Passion Fruit Curd and Lemon Curd Tarts, but I had a disaster with the video.  So although I posted the recipe on this blog I couldn’t post the video on Youtube.  So I decided to make something else today, just to get something on Youtube.  I decided upon a suggestion from my […]

Cakes, Pastries

Eccles Cakes

Eccles Cakes are named after a town in Lancashire, England.  They are made with a flaky pastry, though some people use puff pastry, and have a spicy currant and chopped peel filling.  I really like Eccles Cakes, and especially the lovely flaky pastry.  I make mine with all butter, using a recipe from BBC Good […]