Pies & Tarts

Recipes for sweet and savoury pies

Desserts, Pies & Tarts

Easy Chocolate Tart

I have previously made a Tarte au Chocolat, which turned out very well.  Today I decided upon a slightly easier Chocolate Tart.   The reason for the tart was more to use up some pastry I had left over from making yesterday’s bake.  I could easily have frozen it and used it another time.  In […]

Pies & Tarts

Mandarin Tart

Today I the recipe I have come up with is my own invention.  This is quite a departure for me, to try and make something, from my own ideas, with just the limited experience I have already gained. For a Mandarin tart I thought I would try a sweet pastry, and a custard filling, flavoured […]

Pies & Tarts

Stuffed Peppers With A Tomato Sauce

Taking a break from baking today, I made some stuffed peppers, with a tomato sauce, and served them with rice. It is an easy to make dish, if a little time consuming.  The results, however, are well worth waiting for.  I served the peppers with some boiled rice, adding a little coconut at the end […]

Pies & Tarts

Tarte A L’Orange

This recipe is also from Christophe Felder’s book, Patisserie.  I thoroughly recommend this book, so I am posting a link here.   This recipe uses a Pâte Sablée pastry, which is sweet and crumbly.  It is another of those that is, for me, a little difficult, as it is so easy to overwork.  But I […]

Pies & Tarts

Tarte au Chocolat

Following on from the success of my Tarte au citron I decided to try another tart, this time with a chocolat flavour. This recipe is actually from a book by Christophe Felder, called Patisserie.  I bought the book recently and have enjoyed reading right through it looking for things to try.  The recipe in the […]

Pies & Tarts

Tarte Au Citron

For my next bake I went back to some French recipes to find one that matched what I expected from a Tarte au citron.  This lovely lemony tart is just perfect with some whipped cream.  The pastry is a light, sweet shortcrust one, that can be difficult to roll, if over or under worked.  But […]

Pies & Tarts

Courgette and Chickpea Filo Pie

Let’s get any confusion out of the way right from the start.  Courgettes are known in some countries, such as USA as Zucchini, which I guess is of Italian derivation.  In the UK we use the French name courgette.   This is another recipe from Nigella’s website.  I usually try to use those recipes that […]