Pastries

Recipes for pastries, such as Danish

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 […]

Desserts, Pastries

Danish Pastries

I have been wanting to make some Danish Pastries for quite a while, but I have put it off as the process is quite time consuming.  However today I finally bit the bullet and made some. The lovely puff pastry that is so redolent of Danish pastries, in various shapes and filled with any number […]

Pastries

Croissants

I have wanted to make croissants for some time, as I love them with that lovely fluffy texture and the rich buttery taste.  I looked at a number of recipes and watched quite a few videos before deciding how to proceed.  I used a recipe from Paul Hollywood who is a judge on Great British Bake […]

Desserts, Pastries, Pies, Tarts

Apple Turnovers

For apple turnovers I made an inverted puff pastry. The amount in the recipe will actually make twice as much dough as needed for 8 turnovers, so I will freeze half of the dough to use in another recipe in a couple of weeks. To make inverted puff pastry you need to make a thick […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Pastries

Arlettes

Arlettes are a puff pastry biscuit(cookie) that I had never heard of.  But it was featured as a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off a few weeks ago.  The recipe then appeared on BBC Food and it seemed an ideal challenge for me to try. This recipe calls for reverse(or inverse) puff pastry.  Usually with […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Pastries

Palmiers

On my way home from Prague I was at Ruzyne airport when I saw some Palmiers for sale. They were very large and looked scrumptious.  So I bought one and just loved it. Crispy, crunchy and nice and sweet too. So I decided I would try to make some.  They are also known as Elephants’s […]

Pastries

Crumbly Jam Tarts

I wanted to make some Jam Tarts, always a favourite, particularly with children.  But I was so enamoured of the pastry I made for my Cherry Bakewells, since it was crumbly and almost melt in the mouth, that I decided to use that recipe, rather than a more traditional one. Often the pastry in Jam […]

Pastries

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws are a lovely savoury nibble, and I was in need of that after rather overloading on sweet things in the past few days.  So I set about checking some recipes.  I decided on this one, from BBC Food as it was a simple pastry, rather than the time consuming puff pastry. Of course I […]