Category Archives: tart&pie

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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Tarte au vin cuit de poires (Swiss-French pear tart)

Vin cuit, as the name does not imply, has absolutely nothing to do with wine… Vin cuit is a Swiss-French specialty – a thick, molasses-type syrup made by slowly boiling down pear (or apple) juice. As far as my research … 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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Strawberry curd & cream tartlets

Still no baking around here… it’s just too hot. But there’s only so much ice cream I can stock in the freezer, and I can’t stay out of the kitchen, so a no-bake dessert was in order. The curd for … 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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