Recipe – Shortcrust Cookies

I hate wasting pastry offcuts, so when I make a tart or pie I use the remaining pastry for these tasty little shortcrust cookies. Unlike puff pastry, shortcrust can be rerolled without ill effect, so all of it can be used. If you’re using Carême pastry and store the offcuts in the fridge for more […]

Recipe – Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin Tarte Tatin is one of those classics that I didn’t attempt for a long time for fear it would be too tricky. Turns out it’s super quick and easy, especially if you use a good ready-made shortcrust pastry like Carême. It’s named after the Tatin sisters, Caroline and Stéphanie, who served it at […]

Recipe – Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner – and, great served at room temperature, it makes ideal picnic fare. Best of all, the Ingredients will be on hand in a well-stocked fridge. I was introduced to this pie by Janni Kyritsis who, of course, makes his own pastry; I shortcut with […]