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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