Tag: pastry

Cheat’s Portuguese-Inspired Custard Swirls

Cheat’s Portuguese-Inspired Custard Swirls

I’m almost embarrassed to share this, as it isn’t really a recipe at all. Created in the spirit of Eurovision – this year held in Lisbon and on the tellybox tonight – this is a thrifty three-ingredient, no-effort and strictly tongue-in-cheek homage to the famous […]

DIY Pop Tarts

DIY Pop Tarts

I was a child of the 80s, when hot buttered toast, drenched in golden syrup, was the norm for breakfast – along with a steaming hot mug of tea. Then out of nowhere, an American ‘breakfast’ hit us like a sugar-crusted bombshell; the Pop Tart […]

Honey Nut Pie

Honey Nut Pie

This sweet and sticky pie came about because I was forever wondering what a pale, alternative version of a pecan pie would look like. I also have an addiction to honey roasted cashews. Once that bag is open, there’s no stopping me. On a recent […]

Vintage Swedish Tea Ring

Vintage Swedish Tea Ring

I’ve got a bit of a weakness for Scandinavian inspired recipes. Previous offerings on this blog include Havrebrød (oat and honey loaf) and the thrifty Bondepige Med Slør. Swedish Tea Ring (sometimes called a ‘garland’ or just bread) is a gem of a recipe. It’s […]

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart)

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart)

There is absolutely nothing better than the spicy-sweet autumnal smell of a freshly baked apple pie. We’ve all got a recipe for one, so I was keen to try a different twist on this family favourite.  I recently read an interview with sweet-toothed Dutch actress […]

Leek & Caerphilly Cheese Tart

Leek & Caerphilly Cheese Tart

Although I happily made London my home some twelve years ago, I was born and raised in Wales and this is my own culinary tribute. Caerphilly cheese was one of my Grandad’s favourites. He would cut thick wedges of this deliciously crumbly cheese and sandwich […]