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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Chocolate Indulgence

Chocolate Indulgence… So of course there is a chance we will totally overindulge at Easter in the silky, molten brown stuff, but if we are going to let’s at least make sure it’s great chocolate. There are more and more small artisan chocolate makers popping up in Australia, we were recently gifted a bar from…

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Tomato Tart

The last of the tomatoes… Over the last two months we have invariably had a bowl of luscious ripe tomatoes on the kitchen bench. So tomatoes have featured rather prominently at family meal times. In looking for some recipe inspiration I visited two of my favourite bloggers, David Lebovitz and Clotilde Dusoulier who writes the the wonderful…

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Peach Puff Pastry Tart

A little seasonal love is needed… One of our Carême teamsters, Marie (photo below), is also a fruit grower and stall holder at the Barossa Farmers Market, so we are blessed at this time of year with boxes of beautiful sweet juicy peaches and nectarines regularly arriving at the back door. Before writing this blog…

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