What is Blind Baking?

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...
How much pastry do I need?

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...
Recipe: Parsnip Soup with Spicy Chorizo

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. Make...
Recipe: Crispy Courgette Fritters

Recipe: Crispy Courgette Fritters

These crispy courgette fritters are really easy-to-make and they go down very well with a glass of beer or wine or even with a salad on the side. They’re fried in healthy extra virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil so a little indulgence can be good for you now and then....
Recipe: Super Beetroot Veggie Burgers

Recipe: Super Beetroot Veggie Burgers

If you grow your own veg, you probably experience a glut now and then and we think we have just the recipe to use up some of that bountiful produce. If you’re not green-fingered it is perfectly acceptable to buy things in to make these beetroot burgers. For...

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