Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart

Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Tarte Normande

I watched the chefs at Leiths make a Tarte Normande while at cookery school, and it was absolutely divine. This version is adapted from the recipe in the Leiths Cookery Bible (they tell me there’s a new version coming out in September, so if you’re looking for a new book, I’d wait till then). The Tarte Normande is a rich buttery pastry tart, filled with … Continue reading Tarte Normande

Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Tart

If the sun ever does come out and you want something amazingly light, easy and vegan to have for dinner, take on a picnic or stuff in your lunch box (the possibilities are endless really), this tart is what you need! I reckon even my dog could make it (she quite frequently runs in to glass doors) it’s that simple! Serves 4: 3 handfuls of basil 100g … Continue reading Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Tart

Rosemary Tarte Tatin

Tarte tatin is deceptively easy to make, barely 10 minutes to get it in the oven and something I used to make regularly when I owned a deli. Not health food but a nice weekend treat and very easy to make! Ingredients: 100g butter 100g golden unrefined caster sugar 1 stick of Rosemary 4 apples peeled and quartered puff pastry (bought in is fine or … Continue reading Rosemary Tarte Tatin

Guest-ipe: Stilton, Red Pepper & Asparagus Flan with Poppy Seed Pastry

Did you know this week is National Stilton Week? We thought we couldn’t let the week go by without observing such a momentous occasion, so I asked the nice people in charge of Stilton if they’d give us a top notch recipe. And boy, did they deliver. This delicious savoury tart is perfect for picnics and summer al fresco eating. Makes 1 20x30cm (8x12inch) oblong … Continue reading Guest-ipe: Stilton, Red Pepper & Asparagus Flan with Poppy Seed Pastry

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

You will need: 9 Digestive Biscuits 80g Sweetened and toasted flaked Coconut 100g Butter 240g Marshmallows 120ml (4 oz) Whole Milk 360ml Whipping Cream 30g Unsweetened Chocolate (Girly decorations, e.g. cherries, sprinkles, etc.) 1 quantity of pastry (SEE PASTRY RECIPE) Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas Mark 5 Add the coconut and biscuits to a food processor and whizz until coarse crumbs form. Mix in the … Continue reading Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

Me & Hugh: Lettuce, Spring Onion & Cheese Tart

Serves 5-6 250g plain flour Pinch of salt 125g chilled butter 75ml milk 1 tbs olive oil 1 large lettuce 15g butter 1 bunch of spring onions 100g cheddar cheese 2 large eggs plus 2 additional yolks 200ml double cream 200ml whole milk Salt and pepper So at least we know now that I’m not cut out to be a pastry chef. Not that the … Continue reading Me & Hugh: Lettuce, Spring Onion & Cheese Tart

Easy Chocolate Tart

Chocolate tart is an easy peasy dessert that is sure to satisfy any chocolate cravings. Rich and decadent, it lovely with a large glass of red wine and a good movie. Serves 6-8 (you only need a small slice) You will need: 1 quantity of pastry (I used Dominique’s Easy Pastry, which requires flour, sugar, butter and 2 eggs, but you can use Jus-Roll ready … Continue reading Easy Chocolate Tart