Category: Pastries, Pies and Tarts

Mincemeat Streusel Slice

Mincemeat Streusel Slice

Mincemeat Streusel Slice – Christmas Mince Pies without the fuss! No rolling out & no fancy stars to cut out. A delicious buttery shortbread traybake with a mincemeat filling & a crumbly almond streusel topping. Although I love Christmas baking during the build up to continue reading

Elderberry Tart with Cassis

Elderberry Tart with Cassis

Elderberry Tart makes the most of this delicious foraged fruit. Elderberries & a cassis flavoured custard fill this butter pastry shell – Yum! There’s an abundance of elderberries out there ready to be picked and preserved, the beauty of elderberries is that you don’t need continue reading

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Nectarine Frangipane Tart. An easy all in one almond paste & soft juicy nectarines in a rich buttery pastry case – the perfect summer dessert! Nectarine Frangipane Tart features as a “top of the list” bake when I’m meal planning for late summer visitors here continue reading

Strawberry Tart | Tarte aux Fraises

Strawberry Tart | Tarte aux Fraises

A classic Strawberry Tart recipe using summer’s finest juiciest fruits with a creme patissiere & homemade strawberry glaze – delicious! Strawberries are the best of summer fruits. Nothing beats the pleasure of picking strawberries on a warm sunny day and popping them into your mouth, continue reading

Easy Lemon Tart | Tarte au Citron

Easy Lemon Tart | Tarte au Citron

Lemon Tart or Tarte au Citron looks and tastes great and yet is really easy to make. Simply whisk together your filling ingredients, pour the mixture into a baked pastry case (preferably home-made) et voila, a delicious lemon tart ! Tarte au Citron is always continue reading

Tarte Normande

Tarte Normande

  I love the apple tarts you find in the local patisseries or supermarkets here in Brittany. The variations of apple tarts include some with a custard base and others with an apple puree base but my favourite is with a frangipane base – Normandy continue reading

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Strawberry Glaze

Homemade Strawberry Jelly & Glaze – a seedless strawberry jam. Perfect for topping summer desserts – strawberry tart, pavlova, cheesecakes & ice cream! I first made this jelly a few years back when we had a glut of strawberries here at the Kitchen Shed. Our continue reading