Category Archives: tart&pie

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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Autumn pudding

Autumn pudding (or Fall pudding, for my North American friends) is full of fruit which has been lightly stewed with warm spices, and layered with thick slices of rich, buttery brioche. It’s an easy, no-bake, make-ahead dessert that will delight … Continue reading

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Pear and gorgonzola tart

The approach of autumn means the approach of pears. And any time is a good time for gorgonzola. The medley of tastes in this tart – the sweetness of the pears, the bite of the gorgonzola, the tang of the … Continue reading

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Hjónabandssæla – Icelandic Happy Marriage cake

This is one treat that I always make sure to get a slice of when I travel to Iceland, and on my last trip I picked up a couple of jars of homemade rhubarb jam so I can make my … 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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Spinach & feta terrine with tomato & olive rice

Delicious, light, flavour-packed spinach and feta terrine, goes perfectly with savoury rice loaded with tomatoes and olives. This recipe was adapted from the absolutely-jam-packed-with-recipes-and-tips Mother Would Know. I made a few small changes to the original recipe, based on what … Continue reading

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Savoury pumpkin (winter squash) tart with wine braised leeks

This recipe was adapted from the stunning chitchatchomp, where Leigh blogs about food, health, life and more, and illustrates her posts with the most divine photographs Makes 1 x 30cm (12″) tart Serves 4 – 8 Preparation: about 60 minutes … Continue reading

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Pear & frangipane tart

An easy yet elegant dessert that combines the best of winter’s pears with the wonderful taste and texture of sweet almond paste. Normally I serve poached pears with spiced syrup and cream or ice cream, but I do love a … Continue reading

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Broccoli & feta quiche

This recipe was adapted from Mostly Food & Crafts. The only changes I made were to use a red pepper instead of green, because I had one in my crisper drawer, and I increased the quantities of broccoli and feta … Continue reading

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Fresh fig and honeyed goat cheese tart

Oh, happy days! Fresh figs abound in the markets at long last. I’ve been waiting ever so patiently for them and planning this tart ever since I got my hands on a jar of Australian leatherwood honey on my last … Continue reading

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