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…

Mushroom & Spinach Slice

Mushroom & Spinach Slice Serves: 6 Prep/Cook Time: 40-50mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g Carême Spelt Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 500g mushrooms, quartered or cut into 2cm pieces depending on size 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt & pepper to taste 150g baby spinach 1 brown…

Broccoli, Bacon & Parmesan Tarts

Broccoli, Bacon & Parmesan Tarts Serves: 6 Prep/Cook Time: 30-40mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g Carême Spelt Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 100g cream cheese 100g feta 1 whole egg 500g broccoli cut into small florets 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt & pepper 1 large clove garlic 3 slices bacon diced (optional) 25g parmesan METHOD Preheat oven to 200°C…

Spelt Moroccan Lamb Tart

Moroccan Lamb Tart Serves: 6-8 Prep/Cook Time: 40mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g Carême Spelt Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 250g lamb mince 1/2 Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 120g feta cheese, crumbled Juice 1/2 lemon 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp pine nuts Salt and pepper, to…

Mediterranean Puff Pizza

Mediterranean Puff Pizza Serves: 4 Prep/Cook Time: 40mins Skill Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 375g packet Carême Classic Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 2 tsp olive oil 70g chargrilled capsicum strips 4 tablespoons of green or black olive tapenade 260g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 100g Greek feta, crumbled Salt and pepper, to taste METHOD Preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced. Lay the pastry…

Chicken, Crème Fraîche and Kale Puff Pie with Classic Butter Puff Pastry

Chicken, Crème Fraîche and Kale Puff Pie with Classic Butter Puff Pastry Serves: 6 Prep/Cook Time: 40-50mins Skill Level: Easy Don’t be alarmed by the diagram below! This really is the easiest way to line a spring form tin with pastry. INGREDIENTS 2 x 375g Carême Classic Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted 350g cooked shredded chicken 200ml creme fraiche…

Leftover Turkey, Roast Pumpkin & Brie Braided Strudel

Leftover Turkey, Roast Pumpkin and Brie Braided Strudel Serves: 6 Prep/Cook Time: 1hr Skill Level: Easy This is a great recipe to keep on hand all year round as you can easily interchange the filling with other vegetables and meats. The beauty of using up leftovers is that most of the preparation has already been done. Add…

Rare Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Tarragon on Pastry Discs

Rare Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Tarragon on Pastry Discs Serves: Makes 30 Prep/Cook Time: 1hr 30 mins Skill Level: Easy This is one of those extremely simple but impressive canapés. Three elements that combine to offer melt-in-the-mouth deliciousness and the perfect combination of classic flavours: the crunch of flaky Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry with rare roast beef…

Gin, Lime and Elderflower Brûlée Tart

Gin, Lime and Elderflower Brûlée Tart Serves: 8-10 Prep/Cook Time: 1hr 45mins Skill Level: Intermediate Your favourite Gin and Tonic cocktail encased in Vanilla Bean Sweet Shortcrust Pastry. We know what your guests will be ordering this Christmas! INGREDIENTS 435g packet Carême Vanilla Bean Sweet Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted 1 egg, lightly beaten Fresh mint leaves, to…