Category Archives: pastry

Roasted vegetable Danish braid

Oven roasted vegetables filling a flaky, savoury Danish pastry crust. Yes, this is quite time-consuming, but I needed to bake something. I’ve been off my game a bit, too burdened with work to spend much time in the kitchen. I … Continue reading

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Cherry pirozhki

Some luscious little cherry pirozhki – baked hand pies made with a soft and flaky sour cream pastry and filled with sweet, fresh macerated cherries – for a summer picnic treat. Makes: about 15 Preparation: 15 minutes Resting: at least … Continue reading

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Potato & spinach waffles with spicy tomato relish

Light as air and full of flavour, these little 2 bite savoury waffles are a great spin on your usual veggie side. This recipe was inspired by one for pommes dauphine, or more specifically, the line at the end which … Continue reading

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Vatnsdeigsbollur – Icelandic cream puffs

I am currently more than just a little bit Iceland obsessed. Going there has been at the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember, then last summer I finally went, and fell head over heels … Continue reading

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Yafawi Sfeeha

Feta and spinach, or zucchini and halloumi – two delicious savoury fillings for these little hand pies. Yafawi Sfeeha are little coiled hand pies, filled with all sorts of lovely things.  The pastry is a dream to work with, and … Continue reading

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Sweet potato tarte tatin

Tarte tatin with apples? Soooo last week! Rough Puff Pastry: 15 minutes plus 1 hour chilling time (or overnight) Tarte Tatin: about 90 minutes for prep, cooking and baking Rough puff pastry 1 cup (250 ml) (4½ oz) (125 gm) … Continue reading

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That most luscious of pastries, the Paris-Brest. This isn’t authentic because it has no praline in the pastry cream, but I had to make a nut-free version, so… I made a double batch of the pastry to make 12 Paris-Brests, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian sausage rolls

Packed with 3 different kinds of beans for taste and texture, these vegetarian sausage rolls are low in fat and loaded with goodness. You can add herbs and spices to your taste, make big ones for dinner or little ones … Continue reading

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Blueberry and cream cheese danish scrolls

  This recipe satisfied an urgent desire to make this amazing, yeasted laminated Danish pastry dough. I’ve made proper puff pastry before, but never a yeasted version so I was super excited to give this a go. I adapted the … Continue reading

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Sfogliatelle frolle

  These took me two days to make, starting with the ricotta and filling on day one, then the pastry on day two to accommodate chilling times and lack of space. Making your own ricotta for the filling is optional, … Continue reading

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