pastry

Pear & Chocolate Tart

Recently while chopping pears to stew I got an urge to bake a pear tart. I had thought this would simply involve premade pastry and slices of pear. When I went hunting in the blogosphere I discovered that pear tarts are actually a little bit fancy. I settled on making a chocolate and pear tart as it sounded delicious and with a few tweaks I had all the ingredients. (more…)

English Dinner: Yorkshire Pudding

In case the name didn’t give it away, Yorkshire puddings are a British thing. Small muffin sized puddings, they are typically served as a side dish to roasts and are particularly good at mopping up gravy. They are quick, easy to make and delicious – they taste like savoury donuts. Yum!

My housemate Simone and friend Nat recently got together for an English feast. Having lived in England for ten years Nat was pretty excited about our dinner, especially because it gave her a great reason to make Yorkshire puddings. (more…)

Roast Veggie Pie

Often when cooking, particularly baking, you can end up with leftover ingredients. There is no need to throw these extras out, be creative and find another meal for them.

Recently I made a layered veggie bake and completely overestimated the amount of vegetables that would fit in the baking dish. Consequently I had leftovers. There was no waste through because I decided to make a pie. (more…)

Veggie sausage rolls

Pastry in winter is amazing. Technically, it isn’t winter yet, but it sure feels like it in Canberra. The cold weather, leftover pastry (my housemate made quiche) and lots of veggies, some of which really needed to be used, was the inspiration for making Veggie Sausage Rolls. (more…)