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Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles

Rhubarb and Rye-Cinnamon Tartlets

March 31, 2014

Yeah so it somehow happened again: I’ve made it into the finalists of Saveur’s Best Food Blog awards in the Desserts and Baking category!! I am JUST as stunned by this as I was last year (if not more). It’s such a huge deal to me that I’ve even made it this far again and it’s all because of your support. So HUGE thank you to everyone and congrats to all of the other nominees (I am in such good…

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Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles Snacks

Pâte Frolle Mince Pies

December 16, 2013

Yooo, it’s totally mince pie time guys. I’m throwing these delicious little fruity tarts at your screens because I think it’s time for a bit of traditional-food-appreciation. In general – mince pies suck. But that’s because, in general, people buy em. The store bought ones are not a good shout. They’re really dry and the pastry is terrible. IT’S RUINING THEIR NAME. Bad PR for the mince pie. They need a better agent – aka Moi. Ima teach you how…

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Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles Uncategorized

Browned Butter, Caramel & Coconut Skillet Apple Crumble

October 21, 2013

The light is gradually getting more and more grey here – especially today when it started TIPPING down with rain. It makes it actually more believable to me that it’s October – I’m used to the rain, I expect it. That and how the supermarkets are all lined with purple/black/green aisles because Halloween is coming! But, because I’m going away for two weeks I’m essentially missing it, so I pulled out the weird thin, curvy, serrated knife that I’ve only…

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Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles

Rhubarb Galette

May 11, 2013

Fruit Izy you’re posting fruit And pastry Where am I Where’s the chocolate and the cinnamon and maple syrup Are you okay? Well, you may or may not know, but I just completed my art AS level! (One subject down, 3 more to go. COME ON.). Yep, my exams have only just started – I know I’ve been stressing about for, oh, only like FOREVER on here, and being utterly boring and slow at replying and hopeless at commenting on…

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Breakfast Egg Free Gluten Free or Wheat Free Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles Restricted Diet (e.g. GF, Vegan..) Single Serving & Small Batch Snacks Uncategorized

Healthy Banoffee Parfaits (with date caramel & stove-top granola) (WF)

March 9, 2013

As evident from my instagram, I am majorly into breakfast foods. Give me a piece of sunflower seed toast, a selection of nut butters and some maple syrup, and I can whip up a multi-layered toast snack that will kill any craving, for real. As I’m usually trying to cram food into my face as fast as possible in the mornings (firstly, I am hungrayyy, secondly I’ve only got about 10 minutes to make and eat my breakfast and coffee…

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'How to's Bread and Yeast Doughs Breakfast Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles

Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

January 6, 2013

  Okay, so, as I said in the chocolate croissant post, this series of recipes use only 1/4 of the croissant dough each (i.e. 1 piece of dough). That means you can make: a batch of croissants, a batch of chocolate croissants, a batch of these cinnamon swirly things, and make a batch of something else too! All from that one batch of dough, wooooh! These Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls are probably my favourite out of all three things I made from…

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'How to's Bread and Yeast Doughs Breakfast Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles

Chocolate Croissants (Pains Au Chocolat) (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

January 6, 2013

  Okay, so I’m continuing on from last week’s tutorial on croissant dough and shaping croissants to bring you two alternative uses for it! This is a guide for shaping chocolate croissants, and of course, I had to bring cinnamon into this whole thing somewhere so I’ve also got a guide on shaping Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls here. The croissant dough is cut into four pieces, the instructions for this recipe only uses one of those pieces ( i.e. one quarter of…

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How to make croissants (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

December 31, 2012

Croissants are just one of those things where you will never fully appreciate one when you eat it, until you’ve put in the hours making them yourself. They aren’t incredibly difficult but they really are a labour of love! Once you’ve got the method of handling the dough down, you basically just need good time-keeping and patience for successful croissant dough. I always find it SO HARD to concentrate on long recipe instructions, so normally end up ‘ad libbing’ my way through them based…

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Bread and Yeast Doughs Breakfast Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles

Easiest Overnight Maple-Nut Danish or Croissant Pastry

October 16, 2011

It’s half term at last! Two weeks of uninterrupted freedom, the only time I have to properly relax until the summer. Mock exams, A-level choices and GCSEs are just round the corner, makes me stressed just thinking about it! So little time, so much to bake. Most things I’ll probably be able to fit in: breads, layer cakes, macarons, but complex recipes with a multitude of steps? (yeah, I’m talking about you danish pastries), that’s a no… …or so I thought!…

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Breakfast Cookies Pies, Pastries, Tarts & Crumbles Snacks

Bite Sized Pop-Tarts

October 3, 2011

Mini versions of food are so much cooler than normal sized food, you can eat more of them, hold more of them, have more variation and they look adorable. Seeming I already have experience in making miniature foods, these were pretty easy to make. Luckily I had a friend helping me out so they were faster to make (and eat). They’re so cute and small, aww, look at the little sprinkles 🙂 They’re like little gooey filled bits of popcorn and are perfect…

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