Lemon Basil Tart

RECIPE: We had friends coming for tea on a school night so I needed a dessert that was special but could be made with a minimum of fuss and stress. I haven’t made a custard-based dessert for a while and being mid-summer berries are at their cheapest and best flavour, so a fruit flan was…

Party Pies

I’m not going to say a lot here because I used the same recipe and followed largely the same process as I did last week when I made┬áSteak and Mushroom Pie. I wanted a pie I could sell as a fundraiser, so I made party pies. Using a muffin tin gave me a good-sized pie….

Steak and Mushroom Pie

RECIPE: I’ve been admiring decorative pie tops on Instagram and in particular @julie_jonesuk who does these incredibly intricate pastry cases. I thought I’d give it a go. The recipe I chose online from BBC Good Food was full of detailed instructions and very easy to follow. PREPARATION: I really wanted my beef to be tender,…

Pear and Chocolate Frangipane Tart

I had some lovely new season pears and needed to take morning tea to work, and this recipe looked like something that could achievably be baked after work but still push me.