Pieday Friday – 12 days of Christmas recipe round-up

I thought I’d share round-up of my favourite festive recipes this Pieday Friday. The idea was to get you in the mood for all the Christmas baking to come but, in fact, I’ve actually started craving most of these recipes now, so I’m sure I’ll be whipping up some tasty this weekend! Below you’ll find […]

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Pieday Friday – Bottomless Harvest Pie

After going foraging on a blackberry walk last weekend, today’s blog post is the result of that walk. I decided to combine the blackberries with apples (cooking apples are abundant in the garden at the moment) and make a bottomless pie. What does that mean? It means that I made a blind-baked pie base and […]

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Pieday Friday – A collection of fruit pie recipes

There’s no better pud than a pie, I reckon. A generous slice of hot fruit pie served with slowly melting vanilla ice-cream is a dream come true. Or on chillier days, a steaming stream of custard poured on top of the crisp pastry is just what the doctor ordered. And when you’ve finished your pudding, […]

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Cheesy Christmas stars & party snacks hacks

I’ve got a big Christmas party taking place at the weekend and my sisters and I have taken over the food preparation for our annual family gathering. As much as I love sausage rolls and frozen party snacks, I wanted to create something a little bit special this year so this week I tested out […]

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Pizza twists recipe for your New Years party

I’ve been making these easy party snacks throughout the festive period and I thought I would share the recipe with you today so that you can make it yourself for any New Years parties you might be hosting or attending! As a guest it’s always a good idea to turn up with plateful of tasty […]

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My GBBO pastry recipe ~ Blackberry tart

Around here the blackberries seem to have ripened earlier than they have in previous years. I’ve been picking on-and-off for the past couple of weeks while hubby and I go on our evening walks so I already have quite a lot of blackberries ready to use up in my autumn cooking. The theme for this […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Perfect pastry

As a savoury fan, I love pastry but it can be one of those recipes that either turns out great, or goes horribly wrong. It’s something that I’ve got wrong many times over the years but I’ve now found a recipe that never fails and it’s from my favourite Bero recipe book. The book offers recipes […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Cheese & ham pastry rolls

Does anyone else feel like there’s a celebration on the horizon? Perhaps it’s the school holidays or the long Easter weekend, or maybe it’s hubby’s birthday, my impending 1000th blog post or the May bank holiday? Whatever it is, it’s making me want to invite the family over and bake party food! I’ve just got that […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Christmas leftover pasties

One of my favourite things to eat is a pasty. I know it’s naughty and I really shouldn’t indulge in buttery pastry too often, but it’s just so yummy that I can’t resist. I went on holiday to Cornwall one year and ate nothing but Cornish pasties for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a whole […]

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Pieday Friday – Cheesy Pastry Rolls

I first made these cheesy rolls when I had some roast potatoes left over after a big Sunday lunch, so this recipe is a good way of using up your leftovers and making a cheesy treat for supper or lunch the following day. I used shop-bought pastry for this recipe so it was a really […]

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Pieday Friday recipe – Love heart jam tart

I have a feeling that jam tart is cockney-rhyming-slang for heart – or did I just make that up? Anyway, I’ve baked a batch of classic jam tarts and have added pastry love hearts lids to the top. Maybe you’ll have a go at making your own love-tarts for Valentines day, and if you do, I’d […]

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Pieday Friday – Message on a pie…

Although I love a good ol’ traditional pie, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with customising it a little! Really, the exciting part of the pie is the filling, so why not give the crust a chance to shine with a little pastry decoration makeover? It can be on a savoury or sweet pie top, and can even […]

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Pieday Friday recipe – Festive star tarts for your New Year party!

If you’re having a new years party and want to bake some treats yourself but don’t want to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen, check out this tutorial for creating impressive star-shaped tarts in super-fast time. Grab yourself a pack of ready-made puff pastry. Use the ready-rolled kind, or roll out your pastry to […]

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Pieday Friday – Turmeric chicken pie recipe

I saw this recipe on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week and decided to give it a go. I’ve adapted the recipe a little as I wanted to include more veg in the pie (the original only has chicken and peas). I made my own shortcrust pastry but ready-made pastry is just as good, and its […]

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