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How to make Puff Pastry – Inverse Method

 Perfect puff pastry, so much better than store bought. The quality of puff pastry which is available in stores is quite variable.  Some is made using just hydrogenated oils as the fat content which is required to make the layers.  Others do include some butter, in varying amounts, mixed with hydrogenated oil.  Others  are what […]

Pies & Tarts

Beef Steak Pithivier

Pithivier is a French pastry,  most often a sweet dessert.  But it can also be made as a savoury dish, as in this instance.  It is a puff pastry pie, basically, filled with whatever you wish. For my beef steak version I used beef skirt, though any cut of beef that you wish to use […]

Pies & Tarts

Blueberry Hand Pies

I decided to make two different sized Blueberry Hand Pies, using ready rolled puff pastry, as opposed to making my own which is what I usually do.   Since the filling was to be some wild blueberry conserve added to frozen blueberries the use of ready rolled puff pastry makes these a very quick and […]

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 […]

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, Pies & Tarts

Pithiviers

Yesterday I decided to make Pithiviers,  This involves a two day process as the dough needs to rest in the fridge overnight, before rolling and turning. I used the recipe from Le Cordon Bleu cook book again, though I actually also checked another recipe for making the puff pastry, which had some very good pictures […]