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Queen Fine Foods and Carême Pastry Vanilla Slice Competition Winning Entry

Queen Fine Foods & Carême Pastry Vanilla Slice Baking Competition Winner

Queen Fine Foods & Carême Pastry Vanilla Slice Baking Competition To coincide with Australia Day, the wonderful people at Queen Fine Foods approached us to run a joint Vanilla Slice Baking Competition. Open to bakers all across Australia, the entrants would be vying for a bakers dream of a prize, including a 1kg personalised jar…

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Carême Pastry, folding butter in to pastry

Why We Use Butter For Our Pastry Instead of Margarine

Why We Use Butter Over Margarine For Our Pastry You may have wondered why we use butter rather than margarine at Carême Pastry as the preferred fat for our premium ‘French’ style puff pastry and shortcrust pastry. Well, it’s because butter produces superior quality pastry with a lovely flaky texture, more richness, better flavour, and…

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Little Apple Frangipane Tarts

Little Apple Frangipane Tarts

Little Apple Frangipane Tarts We’ve been in the kitchen today baking little apple frangipane tarts for some special guests this afternoon (hint: for our visiting Western Australian distributors, Blue Cow). Rather than using our sweet vanilla bean pastry for this recipe, like we did on these apple frangipanes, we’ve used our puff pastry – both our classic…

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Potato, Chorizo & Gouda Tart with Carême Butter Puff Pastry

Potato, Chorizo & Gouda Tart

Potato, Chorizo & Gouda Tart Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Serves: 8 individual pieces *Recipe and photos by Anastasia Zolotarev for Harris Farm Markets. Ingredients: 1x 375g Carême Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted or 1 x 375 Carême Spelt Wholemeal Butter Puff Pastry 2 x medium potatoes 200g chorizo (cut in 20 pieces) 5 x dried…

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Egg and Bacon Pie by Carême Pastry

Adelaide Royal Show Cookery Competition

Entries are Open for the Royal Adelaide Show Cookery Competition! Test out your cooking skills by entering the Royal Adelaide Show’s annual cookery competition. The Show is on from 31st August to 9th September, and we’re really excited again to be sponsoring one of the pastry cooking categories. Drum roll please…because the dish you need to make is:…

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Pinwheels with Puff Pastry

Make Healthy School Lunches a Family Affair

Make Healthy School Lunches a Family Affair We like to try and share home cooking tips that help make your busy lives a little less hectic, whilst also ensuring that our families are enjoying healthy, wholesome and nourishing meals. Now that school is back and the academic year is in full swing, a good area…

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Customer Testimonial about Carême Pastry Butter Puff Pastry

Carême Pastry Customer Testimonial

Carême Pastry Customer Testimonial Thank you so much to Claire from Hobart for sharing these beautiful words about our pastry! Claire emailed recently to tell us about her first experience with our puff pastry. As she wrote, “I am an enthusiastic home baker…not lucky enough to be one of those people that can just ‘do’…

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Beef and Thyme Sausage Rolls

Beef and Thyme Sausage Rolls Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30-40 minutes Makes: 10-12 mini sausage rolls Ingredients:  1x 375g Carême Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted Diemen’s Original Hot Sauce or Diemen’s Stinger Hot Sauce 350g x beef mince (not lean beef mince) 1 x carrot 1 x onion 1 x egg 1 x bunch…

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