Category Archives: pastry

roast lamb

lamb and veg pie

leftover lamb and veg pie Sainsbury's are currently pushing us to make more of your leftovers. Growing up, we always had a roast on a Sunday and leftovers for the next day or two afterwards. As often as I can, I like to do the same. I think it's well worth spending a little more, buying a larger joint with the assumption there will be 3, 4 or possibly 5 dinners out of the one roasting joint! That's the case with this lamb and veg pie, made … Continue Reading ››
whole pumpkin pie

pumpkin pie

slice of pumpkin pie With a gift of a pumpkin under my arm, riding the train back into Essex was difficult that evening. I was spurred on by the thought of what to do with it by Spud Jr. sending me a link to a video recipe for pumpkin pie. I'm not sure I'd ever had it before so it seemed like a good idea as any. I used a couple of tricks from the Heston lemon tart to make it as … Continue Reading ››

pain au raisin

pain au raisin I'd had a big lunch and didn't fancy dinner. I know, I'll make pain au raisin. Not that I had much of an idea where to start; digging through some old magazines I found a great article on making your own danish pastries. Turns out it's a lot like making croissants: tons of butter rolled into puff pastry. Roll, fold, rest, roll, fold, rest... lots of interim rolling stages. But was it worth it? Sure they were tasty (anything with that much butter and sugar hasContinue Reading ››