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Prize Winning Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

Wow, wow, wow was how Jen described this homemade cherry pie recipe when she first made it. We were super impressed with the cherry filling scented with cardamon, cinnamon and vanilla then topped off with a wonderful tender, buttery herringbone pastry. Bliss. A complete winner! This was a match made in pie heaven. Jen likes […]

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The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The definitive guide to making choux pastry comes from failing to get a perfect choux pastry even though we researched recipes thoroughly, or so we thought. Recipe fails are not what we, or you want. Apart from being disappointing, it’s just damned annoying entrusting a recipe to follow, only to fail. So after many frustrating […]

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Mille Feuille with Berries

Mille Feuille with Berries on a white plate with greenery in the background

Mille Feuille with berries looks super impressive and time consuming, but in fact is quick and easy. If you can thaw some pastry, make a custard, and slice some strawberries you’re on your way to putting this magnificent looking dessert together. The French term mille feuille (pronounced meel-foy) literally means a thousand leaves, referring to […]

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Apple Tarte Tatin with Star Anise and Black Pepper

Apple Tarte Tatin

Apple Tarte Tatin (tah-TAN) has to be one of the greatest desserts ever. How flour, butter, sugar and apples can turn into one of the finest desserts in the world is simple, but it does have two distinct watchpoints. Absolutely delicious caramel apples infused with star anise and vanilla baked till golden with a flaky, […]

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Cajun Crab tarts

Cajun Crab Tarts

Cajun Crab tarts are a savoury little mouthful loaded with sweet crab, lemon zest, chives, spicy seasoning and baked till golden in a crispy wonton shell, with a crunchy, cheesy, panko crumb topping. They come together very quickly and the shopping can be done well ahead of making them. You simply cut out some wonton […]

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