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What is Blind Baking?

Blind baking is when a pastry case for a pie or tart is baked before adding the filling – it’s most important when you’re going to use a wet filling, such as custard. If a wet filling is poured over raw pastry it prevents the pastry base from cooking properly and will...

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How much pastry do I need?

Unless you are working to a specific recipe for a pie, tart or flan it’s not always easy to determine just how much shortcrust pastry is required. We can hear you asking, “how much pastry do I need?” Although the process of making a batch of shortcrust pastry is...

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Recipe: Parsnip Soup with Spicy Chorizo

This creamy, velvety soup is rich and comforting with a delicate sweetness from the parsnips which is perfectly complemented with pieces of crispy, spicy chorizo. It takes very little time to prepare and is perfect to enjoy anytime especially on a chilly evening....

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Our BIG Christmas competition

Win the best tasting products from producers on The Artisan Food Trail in our 12 Days of Christmas Competition Christmas is a time for celebrating with family and friends and the perfect reason to indulge in something a little more special. The Artisan Food Trail...

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