Using brick pastry recipes

Tarted up

Tarted up

Using your knuckle, push the pastry right into the corners and the sides.  Drain the spinach and using kitchen towel to soak up as much of the water as possible
How to make gozleme

How to make gozleme

Place a handful of spinach leaves on the dough and scatter with feta cheese and finely chopped chilli, if using
Sausage Rolls.

Sausage Rolls.

Using a knife or a pastry cutter, slice the pastry into sections. Using your hands, mix in the butter and lard pieces until they are coated in the flour
June Round-Up (and why I’m probably banned from Papa John’s)

June Round-Up (and why I’m probably banned from Papa John’s)

Be warned though, the author uses non-vegetarian cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Fontina and Parmigiano (see the Vegetarian Society’s Cheese Fact Sheet for more information) with no mention of using vegetarian alternatives (in fact, she even makes a point of mentioning in the author’s notes that there are no additives to Fontina apart from natural calf rennet), so if this is something that will bug you as much as it bugged me, this might not be the book for you
Maple Pancetta Cheddar Cheese Tart

Maple Pancetta Cheddar Cheese Tart

I found after the second time that by cutting the puff pastry using a dough/pie crimper an inch inside from the edge helped form a frame when the puff pastry baked
beetroot and manouri goats cheese galette

beetroot and manouri goats cheese galette

I am of course using the most familiar part of the vegetable, the swollen red root itself, skin on and sliced very thinly as it's baking in the oven is it's only cooking
sugar-free brownie heaven

sugar-free brownie heaven

it’s undeniable that sugar-free baking can sometimes be a little complex with lots of ingredients needed to enhance the texture and flavours that you lose from not using refined sugar
Mini mango pies

Mini mango pies

Just take a look at your fruit bowl or dive in to the freezer and see what you have that needs using up
Eat With Ellen’s November Foodie Round-Up

Eat With Ellen’s November Foodie Round-Up

The menu of light bites will put a modern twist on classic Scottish dishes using some of the country’s finest produce, like Kedgeree and Arbroath smokies fish cakes with curried egg yolk dressing
Beef and Guinness Pie

Beef and Guinness Pie

Now add the water and, using a palette knife make a series of straight cuts (like you are cutting a big cake) to incorporate everything
Baklava

Baklava

Cut into small pieces using a sharp knife. ) and sprinkle half the mixture over the butter pastry. Place another two sheets of pastry on top, again brushing each carefully with butter, and top with the remaining nut mixture