It’s A Sweet Life

It’s A Sweet Life – Pecan Maple Tart I am going to sound like the ‘Women’s Weekly’ (whom I might add I hold in high regard), but this recipe was tested 4 times, not because it was overly complex, quite the opposite it’s actually quite simple and it doesn’t require any blind baking – hurrah!! No,…

Lemon Cream

Lemon Cream While nothing beats the soothing comfort food of winter (think of our recent posts: beef pies, apple pie, chicken & leek pie), I do need a little spark of something bright and lively to see me through the cold months. In the Barossa our lemon trees are groaning and friends frequently drop bags…

Home baked Fruit Pie

Home baked Fruit Pie… The days are shorter the sky is grey, what better way to lift the spirits than with a home baked fruit pie. Apple pie was a firm fixture of my childhood in England, my memory might be vague but it seemed to appear on the table during winter at least once a…

Pies Glorious Pies

Pies Glorious Pies It’s officially winter so that means it’s officially pie season, well in house it is. Over the years we have delivered many a cooking class and answered many questions about how to create the perfect pie. So we decided to consolidate all that info into a pie baking guide. To get you started…

Puff Pastry Pear Tarts

Puff Pastry Pear Tarts The great thing about puff pastry is the beauty in the simplicity of dishes you can make with it. When it comes to simplicity this pear tart is no exception. Autumn / winter fruit desserts tend to be dictated by a choice of pear or apple; however there is also the noble…

Chicken & Leek Pie

Chicken & Leek Pie There are a plethora of chicken pie recipes out there but a perennial favourite in our house is the Chicken & Leek Pie. Our recipe is quite simple for this version featuring chicken, leeks and carrots; however, feel free to mix it up when it comes to your choice of extra…

Bite Size Treats

Bite Size Treats… The new school term has started for some and about to for others which got us thinking about home baked little treats that will keep the younger members of the family happy as well as us grown-ups. Eccles cakes (also unflatteringly known as squashed fly cakes) have always been a favourite, the…

Caramelised Garlic Tart

Ottolenghi’s Caramelised Garlic Tart… We want to introduce you to what we think is the best quiche recipe of all time, the Caramelized Garlic Tart; big call we know but once you bake this we think you will agree. We have baked this many, many times for guests visiting Carême and it never fails to…