Traditional Puddings, Pies and Pastries

              

This is the home of comfort food - from Rice Pudding to Beef and Bacon Pie and everything inbetween, to bring you warmth and comfort.   

         

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Baked Egg TartsBaked Egg Tarts

These are a wonderful brunch meal, or as part of an extravagant breakfast feast. They have a whole cooked breakfast in one receptacle, neatly baked in a light crust of puff pastry ...

 

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Beef and Bacon PieBeef and Bacon Pie

This is a delicious winter warmer and can be cooked as a single generous pie or as mini pies which are great for lunches, picnics and quick dinners ...

 

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Blueberry PieBlueberry Pie

For when blueberries are in season, or for when a sticky sweet purply treat is the only reasonable thing to make ...

 

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Bread and Butter PuddingBread and Butter Pudding

There is something deeply comforting about Bread and Butter Pudding - and it is wonderfully simple to make ...

 

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Caraway ShortbreadCaraway Shortbread

I have slightly adapted this recipe from the traditional Medieval Spiced Caraway Seed Shortbread ...

 

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Cherry ClafoutisCherry Clafoutis

I think this is one of those actually rather basic French dishes that hides behind a posh name. Basically a fluffy eggy pancake mix with a dappling of cherries, this is one of those puddings that needs to be tried to be fully appreciated ...

 

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Chicken PieChicken Pie

I do not use a base in this pie, rather just fold a generous portion of pastry over a ramekin or pie dish to seal in the flavoursome meat ...

 

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Crispy Vegetable TrianglesCrispy Vegetable Triangles

Crispy and light, these vegetarian treats are fantastic for parties, lunches and for summer dinners ...

 

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Fruit Mince PiesFruit Mince Pies

Christmas isn't complete until you've had a couple of fruit mince pies – not ghastly store-bought one – proper home-made rustic Fruit Mince Pies ...

 

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Lamb PastiesLamb Pasties

These are spicy and moreish and are wonderful served with Tzatziki dipping sauce and a Greek salad ...

 

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Lemon Meringue PieLemon Meringue Pie

For me this is still one of the all-time great desserts ...

         

 

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MeatloafMeatloaf

Definitely not going to feature on your posh dinner party menu, but you may just be surprised how tasty and tender this dish can actually be ...

 

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Mushroom and Feta CalzoneMushroom and Feta Calzone

Made with an enriched pizza dough, these are delicious little lunch-box treats.
You can add any filling you like
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PanfortePanforte

An Italian Christmas favourite ...

                

 

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Peach and Apple CrumblePeach and Apple Crumble

I am not a huge fan of rhubarb, and as a result I have experimented with a range of fruit to compliment the traditional apple and rhubarb crumble ...

 

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Pecan PiePecan Pie

Another classic dish ...

              

 

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Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie

Special treat or everyday supper it is a sweet, spicy and comforting pie ...

                 

 

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QuicheQuiche

Quiche is such a family staple for us, not only is it relatively quick and easy to make, but is can be amended to be vegetarian, luxurious or simple as well as being suitable to be mass produced for parties either in the mini form or as wonderful great slabs ...

 

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Rice PuddingRice Pudding

Another family favourite I remember from my childhood – it just screams Winter warming nostalgia ...

 

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Salmon PastiesSalmon Pasties

This dish is another result of a late supper with limited household ingredients. The filling is a white-sauce based roux with plenty of robust flavour from the salmon ...

 

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Shepherd's PieShepherd's Pie

There are countless versions of Shepherd's Pie, this is mine and I think it is rather tasty ...

 

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Spinach PieSpinach Pie

As a vegetarian, spinach pie is constant. Mastering the art of making your own version, with your own special nuances is something of a right of passage ...

 

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Sticky Date PuddingSticky Date Pudding

There are Winter recipes that seem to withstand every change of fashion, age, and now I come to think about it – even season ...

 

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Traditional Apple PieTraditional Apple Pie

There are few more welcoming treats than an Apple Pie ...

                

 

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Vegetable Ricotta FlanVegetable Ricotta Flan

Great eaten hot or cold, this is a very Summery vegetable tart that can be amended to suit whatever vegetables are in season – or whatever you fancy...

 

 

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Vegetable and Lentil PieVegetable and Lentil Pie

Great for cold wintery nights, this pie can be stuffed with as many veges as you want ...

 

 

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Yorkshire PuddingYorkshire Pudding

Is Roast Beef really Roast Beef without Yorkshire Puddings? ...

                      

 

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