All Pastry Posts

Savoury flaky pasties

driving home this afternoon I caght a bit of Radio4s Food Programme about pasties and couldn’t resist cooking some up this evening. I’ve spent a week in Minsk with work and one of the things I’ve really enjoyed (and that reminded me of eating in Czech Republic in the late 90s) was the use of cumin, so I decided to break it out tonight.

Christmas dried fruit tart tatin

Whilst noodling through John Whaite’s very excellent Comfort I ran across his fig, prune and port tart tatin. I’ve alwaysrather enjoyed tart tatin, with it’s unctuous and gooey fruits and pleasingly crisp base/top, and it’s the time of year when dired fruits are often on offer in the supermarkets.

A quick and tasty tart

Starting the year as I mean to go on, this is quick and tasty. Also it uses my awesome non-tick roasting tin for nearly no washing up.

Double salmon en croute

Years ago, possibly on Junior Masterchef, I remember seeing a lass cook a dish with both smoked salmon and fresh. My mum was horrified (what a waste!