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January 29th, 2013

Mutabak

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A sweet cheese pastry dessert. From the lovely cookbook ‘Jerusalem‘. We substituted sour cream for goats cheese (because the goats cheese we bought was too salty).

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January 29th, 2012

Chocolate ganache tart with cream cheese pastry and raspberries

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This was a new recipe for me, but using techniques that I’d tried before. I made it for a dinner party at a friend’s place. The pastry is actually an adaptation of a cookie dough recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It is a cream cheese dough, with extra richness from egg and orange zest. It is […]

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January 2nd, 2012

Blueberry and raspberry tartlets

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Kate and I made these today for my birthday afternoon tea. Kate was originally planning on a cake, but it’s 40ºC in Melbourne today — not really an oven day. We cheated a little and bought tart shells from the supermarket, but they were fine. For the filling I made a simple pastry cream (a […]

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June 25th, 2011

Quick pear tart with flaky pastry

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Because it’s Saturday, we needed something for afternoon tea, and I had a sheet of flaky pastry left over in the freezer. I layered thinly sliced pears on the frozen pastry, sprinkled over about two teaspoons of sugar, dotted with butter, and baked in an 180º oven for about 30 minutes. Success! The pastry was […]

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May 1st, 2011

Sausage rolls (again) with home-made flaky pastry (again)

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This time for my niece’s birthday party. I made the pastry using the “quick puff pastry” method again. I was a bit rough and quick with it this time around, and the kitchen was a bit too warm (the butter melted a bit much) – so the layers didn’t really “puff”, but it still had […]

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December 5th, 2010

Quiche with filo pastry

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The other night, Kate made a delicious and simple dessert – cases of layered filo pastry, butter, sugar and almond meal, which she baked and then filled with yoghurt, honey and berries. They were delicious and had a kind of middle-eastern baclava quality to them. There was a lot of filo left, and inspired by […]

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November 2nd, 2010

Shepherd’s pie

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This is just a guess, but it would make sense to me that shepherd’s pie contains lamb or mutton no? But I’ve always had it with beef for some reason. Maybe the shepherds don’t want to eat their sheep, so they eat cows instead… Anyway, mine was made with beef and pork (because I could […]

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October 23rd, 2010

Morello cherry tart

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We are going to a friend’s place for dinner tonight and I had some left over puff pastry in the freezer, so I decided to make a quick cherry tart with morello cherries and frangipane.

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October 17th, 2010

Crepes with lemon and sugar

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For a slow Sunday breakfast.

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October 3rd, 2010

Vanilla Slice

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Puff pastry, vanilla bean custard. What can I say? Yum!

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