Tag: pastry


The only pie crust recipe you will need Dine in

This is the only dessert crust recipe I ever use – there is no need to keep searching because you have found the perfect one to go with any stewed fruits. Tonight I made it with apple, rhubarb and strawberries. I also made plain apple pie for Stuart’s Grandad using this recipe when we were in Canada. It’s beautifully short and easy to make. Ingredients¬† 3 cups plain flour 1/3 cup custard powder 1 cup icing sugar 350g chilled butter 3 egg yolks Method Cube the butter and rub it into the dry ingredients using your fingers. It’s very relaxing!...

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Roast tomato and thyme tart Dine in

I am trying to increase the frequency of our meat free meals, for the reasons of budget and health. I know I have done well if Sir “it’s not a meal without meat” gets seconds. This tart was a hit! As it’s Sunday, I took the time to make my own pastry. My favourite tart recipe is Maggie Beer’s sour cream pastry. I usually rub the butter into the flour with my fingers as I find it relaxing, but this time I used the whizzer and the pastry took no more than 10 minutes to make and put into the...

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