Cherry Frangipane Wreath Tart Recipe

Cherry Frangipane Wreath Tart Recipe Serves: 8 Prep/Cook Time: 50mins Skill Level: Intermediate A beautiful cherry tart with a sweet almond frangipane filling, decorated with pastry leaves to resemble a Christmas wreath. Best made on the day it’s served, this tart can be eaten cold for afternoon tea or warm as a dessert. RECIPE INGREDIENTS 445g packet Carême…

Turkish Delight Jelly and Panna Cotta Tart

Turkish Delight Jelly and Panna Cotta Tart Serves: 8 Prep/Cook Time: 50mins, plus 5 hours refrigeration Skill Level: Intermediate In this recipe, we have combined the sweet rose flavours of the Middle Eastern confection, Turkish delight, with the silky creamy texture of an Italian panna cotta to make this tart the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table. The…

Cheesy Turkey and Spinach Strudel

Cheesy Turkey and Spinach Strudel Serves: 4-6 Prep/Cook Time: 55mins, plus 30mins refrigeration Skill Level: Easy Make the most of your Christmas leftover turkey by making this delicious and easy strudel. This recipe can be used anytime of the year, replace the turkey with diced cooked chicken breast or omit the meat and add your favourite vegetables for…

Crab and Celeriac Remoulade Tartlets

Crab and Celeriac Remoulade Tartlets Makes: 24 Prep/Cook Time: 40mins, plus cooling Skill Level: Easy Sweet flaked crab mixed with grated celeriac, herbs, lemon and mayonnaise makes the perfect filling for these mini tartlets to serve as a canapé or entree during the festive season. Make the pastry cases and filling ahead of time and fill just before…

Whipped Goats Cheese, Pea and Hot Smoked Salmon Tart

Whipped Goats Cheese, Pea and Hot Smoked Salmon Tart Serves: 8 Prep/Cook Time: 45mins, plus 30mins refrigeration Skill Level: Intermediate The salty and tart flavours of the goat’s cheese marry perfectly with the smokiness of the salmon and sweetness from the peas in this tart. Serve it with mixed salad leaves dressed with a lemon vinaigrette to make…

Fig and Pecan Fruit Mince Tarts

Fig and Pecan Fruit Mince Tarts Makes: 18 Prep/Cook Time: 60mins, plus overnight refrigeration Skill Level: Intermediate With buttery, flaky pastry cases and a decadent filling of rum soaked dried fruits and pecans, these fruit mince tarts are perfect for a Christmas treat or to give away as a gift. Make the fruit mince at least two days…

Rum-Spiced Roasted Nectarine Cheesecake

Rum-Spiced Roasted Nectarine Cheesecake Serves: 8-10 Prep/Cook Time: 75mins, plus 4 hours refrigeration Skill Level: Intermediate This dessert takes a classic cheesecake recipe and jazzes it up by serving it in a golden pastry case, topped with boozy spice-roasted in-season nectarines. A perfect dessert to impress guests when entertaining. INGREDIENTS 435g Carême Sweet Vanilla Bean Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted…

Pastry-Wrapped Rack of Lamb with Lemon, Herb and Pine Nut Stuffing

Pastry-Wrapped Rack of Lamb with Lemon, Herb and Pine Nut Stuffing Serves: 8 Prep/Cook Time: 65mins, plus cooling Skill Level: Intermediate Our version of the classic Beef Wellington uses two lamb racks perched on a bed of stuffing with lemon, herbs, pine nuts and feta. The lamb is wrapped in a blanket of golden spelt puff pastry making…

Ham, Ricotta and Pesto Pinwheels

Ham, Ricotta and Pesto Pinwheels Serves: 12 Prep/Cook Time: 55mins, plus 20mins freezing Skill Level: Easy Use any leftover Christmas ham in these tasty pinwheels with ricotta, pesto and pine nuts. They are perfect to make for a picnic, snack or an easy Sunday supper. We have made our own pesto but you can use store bought if…

Candied Tomato, Mascarpone and Black Sesame Pastries

Candied Tomato, Mascarpone and Black Sesame Pastries Serves: 16 Prep/Cook Time: 50mins, plus cooling Skill Level: Intermediate These simple but impressive canapés with their golden, flaky pastry topped with crunchy black sesame seeds, lemony mascarpone and sweet candied tomatoes will impress at any cocktail party. All the elements can be made ahead and assembled just before serving, making…