Tag Archives: pastry

Afternoon Tea Sunday 13 July 2014

Today’s event was a birthday party for a half centurion. With vegetarians and pescatarians to consider and food intolerances to steer clear of, there was a lot of ‘stewing’ over this menu on my part. It’s funny how some times … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea Sunday 18 May 2014

A bevy of lovely ladies graced the Chez Shamwari table today for a private booking. To match the occasion, today’s menu presented a host of different flavours, colours, textures and even cuisines. Starting with the sandwiches: For the brie & … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea Saturday 29 March 2014

The overriding motivation for this afternoon tea was that, with Mothering Sunday falling on the 30th March, I thought an afternoon tea on Saturday 29th might be an opportunity for some Mums to be treated to a special occasion. However, … Continue reading

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Another gluten free shortcrust pastry recipe

I have been really interested and very pleased in the knowledge that my recipe posting of gluten free shortcrust pastry has drawn a lot of interest.  Encouraged, I have been having a play with another gluten free pastry recipe with … Continue reading

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Gluten free shortcrust pastry

I have adapted this recipe from Phil Vickery’s book ‘Seriously Good! Gluten-free Baking’.  I’ve used Doves Farm Gluten Free Plain White Flour rather than the flour mix Phil recommends with the recipe (just for convenience as Doves’ is readily available … Continue reading

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Nothing goes to waste in this house

I hate wasting any food so am always looking for ideas to use up those bits of leftovers and nothing more so than egg whites.  I seem to always have a lot of egg whites as I make my own … Continue reading

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Pefecting apple pie

Today has been all about perfecting that apple pie that I referred to on my first ever posting on this site on 2 June (Hello World!). I am pretty pleased with the result and almost replicated the original from my … Continue reading

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More on lemon curd tarts

Well the lemon curd tarts survived the freezer according to the feedback I was given from unsuspecting colleagues at work (see the comments to my posting on 9 June).  From my point of view, however, the lemon curd was certainly … Continue reading

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Lemon curd tarts

I have a friend coming for the weekend and was thinking about what to do for dinner this Friday night when she arrives.  It’s been a busy old week so thought about what I had in the cupboards and freezer … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I’ve been on a personal mission for probably years (as I come to think about it now) to create the ultimate apple pie.  It began with a ‘Dutch Apple Pie’ I had in South Africa some years ago but then … Continue reading

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