Pies, Tarts

Recipes for sweet and savoury pies

Pies, Tarts

Beef Wellington – Sumptuous Dining

Today’s recipe is for Beef Wellington – Sumptuous Dining. It is an expensive dish to make, so is not an everyday meal. But, my goodness, it is such a wonderful treat occasionally. Beef Wellington is similar, or the same as Boeuf en Croûte. There may be a few differences to the French dish, but basically […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Perfect Lemon Posset Tarts

Today’s recipe features Perfect Lemon Posset Tarts, which are remarkably easy to make. Posset, a rich and silky smooth dessert derives in the 19th century from an earlier drink. The posset with citrus and cream and is reminiscent of syllabub. I use the tart cases from a previous post, Pâte Sucrée – Sweet Tart Cases. […]

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 […]

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How To Make Inverse Puff Pastry

Today’s post is “How To Make Inverse Puff Pastry.” This marks a slight departure from my usual posts, as there is no cooking or baking involved; it is simply the preparation of a version of puff pastry. This pastry can then be used later, however you wish. Although shop-bought puff pastry can be of high […]

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Pasticciotti – Italian Custard Pies

Pasticciotti – Italian Custard Pies are simply delicious. Pasticciotti (singular pasticciotto) can be filled with Italian custard cream or ricotta. For this recipe, I use a lovely lemon and vanilla custard. Traditionally originating from the Puglia region of Italy, the pastry for pasticciotti is traditionally made with lard, although butter is commonly used nowadays. For […]

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Minced Beef with Suet Crust

This delightful Minced Beef with Suet Crust creates the perfect dinner, especially during this time of the year when we all crave something warming. Minced beef, with lots of vegetables, hits the spot. Particularly when enveloped in a rich gravy and topped off with a lovely thick layer of suet crust. The recipe takes a […]

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 […]

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Apple & Maple Syrup Cobbler

I saw a recipe for Apple & Maple Syrup Cobbler on the Marks & Spencer website. I thought it would be very tasty, and easy to make., Fruit cobblers are typically easy to make. This particular one was no exception. However it does require quite a lot of apples; though fewer will suffice. The Apples […]

Desserts, Pies, Tarts

Custard Tart with Nutmeg

I based this delightful Custard Tart with Nutmeg on a recipe by Marcus Wareing. He prepared the tart for The Great British Menu. It was tocelebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. Intrigued by the reference to his recipe, I decided to take a closer look. Marcus Wareing’s site showcased a particularly appealing […]