Tagged with pastry

Would choux like an eclair?

Would choux like an eclair?

Another week, another Great British Bake Off inspired post. Week 7 saw the bakers tackle pastry, in the form of pastry parcels, the three and a half hour technical challenge to make the unpronounceable Kouign-amann, culminating in the show stopper challenge of eclairs, which I chose to tackle this week. Choux pastry really isn’t something I … Continue reading

Pie don’t believe it!

Pie don’t believe it!

I bloody well love pies. Any pie. Cold pies, hot pies, meat pies, veggie pies. If it has pastry and a tasty filling, I’m in there! Given my obsession with the crusty devils it only seemed fitting that I make a pie this week as part of my GBBO inspired posts, My chicken and leek pie. Continue reading

Vanilla Custard Slice

Vanilla Custard Slice

My attempt at one of my childhood favourite sweet treats, the Vanilla Custard Slice. They were hard work, but worth it. Forget the rubbery custard you get in the shop bought ones, these ones use a smooth, vanilla bean enriched creme pâtissière and homemade puff pastry. Continue reading

Rhubarb and Custard Tart

Rhubarb and Custard Tart

I love a good tart. Crispy butter pastry, soft interiors. Winner. Once again this week I was inspired by the lovely GBBO and created this Rhubarb and custard tart. Wobbly, sweet set vanilla custard, spiked with sharp sourness of rhubarb and all encased with short, crisp, buttery pastry. Continue reading

Giving it some Welly!

Giving it some Welly!

Inspired by the Great British Bake off, this past week I have been obsessing over making a Beef Wellington. For regular readers of this blog, you’ll know I have a love of all things pastry related, especially if it’s filled with meat. Not good for the heart or the waistline, but we’re not talking about indulging everyday! Continue reading

Pie and Beer

I have already written about my love of pie. All types of pie. as long as there is lots of pastry and lots of filling, then I’m there. I also love beer. Proper beer. Real ale. As far as I’m concerned the two go hand in hand. This weekend was the annual Bradford Beer Festival. One … Continue reading

Pie….

I officially suck at keeping up to date with my blog. Its been a few hectic weeks at work and also at home, and whilst I have been whipping up a number of treats, I have just been too lazy to write. I’ll give myself a D- and must do better. Last Sunday was a … Continue reading