Category Archives: Pastry

Spinach & Ricotta Pie

A very simple pie – but a good one at this time of year, when spinach and silverbeet are so vigorous in the garden. And not a bad way of getting iron-rich greens into children’s resistant little tummies. Bunch of … Continue reading

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Ricotta Tart with a Chocolate Crust

This recipe comes from a cookbook I have owned and loved for years – Tessa Kiros’ beautifully presented Falling Cloudberries. I also love her book Apples for Jam. They are full of wonderful family recipes – warm and homely, and the sorts … Continue reading

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Rosie: Beef Odyssey #3 – Casserole in a Crust

When you make a beautiful big casserole and want to serve it up for the family for a second night – because who doesn’t love having a night off making a meal from scratch – I find I generally have … Continue reading

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Pear & Caramel Tart: Perfection in the Kitchen Versus Efficiency in the Home

I really loved the pear and chocolate tart with crumbled peanut toffee brittle that I made this week. I bake a lot of different things and my children mostly give them the thumbs up. But sometimes there are standouts and … Continue reading

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Pear & Chocolate Tart: Musings on Flavour and Texture

Though there are always exceptions to the rule, in my book, a good cake or pudding should have complementary flavours (this probably goes without saying) and texture to be truly pleasing. I have eaten creations by some chefs who have … Continue reading

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Cheap Tart

A quick dinner. Or lunch. Cheap for us, because the ingredients are pretty much all out of the garden. It would be nice with different combinations of summer vegetables and herbs. The thing with this tart, is it is much … Continue reading

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Chocolate Eclairs

When I was a little girl, holding my mother’s hand as we did the food shopping in Caulfield, I was often treated with a chocolate eclair – my favourite sweet. Now, when I make them as an adult, I am reminded … Continue reading

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