Frangipane Mince Pies

With the Christmas season coming up (yes I have just said the C word in November) I thought that I would share my favourite mince pie recipe with you, my family love these and prefer them over your regular mince pies. I have adapted this Mince Pie Recipe from the Queen of baking Mary Berry, … Continue reading Frangipane Mince Pies

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Beef & Chorizo Empanadas

Empanadas are a pastry that is either fried or baked, with a sweet or savoury filling, a disc of pastry is folded in half encasing the filling, a little like our savoury pasties and fruit turnovers. These empanadas are great for a snack to take on a picnic or even to serve at the buffet … Continue reading Beef & Chorizo Empanadas

Raspberry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

There are some many things that I love about this tart Raspberries - my favourite berry 🙂 I love nuts Pistachios and Almonds being a couple of my favourites It's just like a Bakewell Tart but this one is made with mostly pistachios Everything about this tart just works, the pastry is delicate and crisp. … Continue reading Raspberry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Pate Sucree (Sweet Pastry) with Pistachio

Pâte SucrĂ©e (a classic French sweet pastry) a rich buttery, sweet, delicate pastry, that melts in the mouth. The French certainly know how to make their pastry, this pastry is so versatile you can use it to make so many different things: Tarts and Tartlets - which you can use with a variety of fillings … Continue reading Pate Sucree (Sweet Pastry) with Pistachio

Chocolate Fondant Salted Caramel Tart

A delicate crisp pastry base, smooth caramel centre with a rich chocolate topping. Decorated with gold leaf for a touch of elegance, this tart is great for a special occasion. I topped mine with some leftover Galaxy caramel Easter eggs which I thought would go well with the salted caramel inside the tart. As I'm … Continue reading Chocolate Fondant Salted Caramel Tart