Onion and Pepper Tart

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 4 1 ready made flan case 1 onion, sliced 1 red pepper, sliced 2 eggs, beaten 150ml single cream 60g cheese, grated salt and pepper to season Directions for Onion and Pepper Tart Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until soft but not browned. Add the pepper and cook for […]

Goat’s cheese and chive tart

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 6 For the pastry 200g (7 oz) plain flour 100g (3 1/2 oz) chilled butter, cubed 1 pinch salt 1 pinch cayenne pepper 25g (1 oz) Parmesan or Cheddar cheese, grated 2 large eggs For the filling 110g (4 oz) creamy goat’s cheese 1 (200g) tub crème fraîche 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives […]

Pizza tart with cherry tomatoes

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 4 Parmesan pizza dough 170 g (6 oz) strong white (bread) flour ½ tsp easy-blend dried yeast 30 g (1 oz) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 120 ml (4 fl oz) tepid water 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Ricotta filling 170 g (6 oz) ricotta cheese 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano 1 tbsp […]

Tomato Gruyere tart

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 4 2 (400g) tins plum tomatoes, chopped 1 shortcrust pastry sheet, rolled 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence 180g grated Gruyere cheese Salt and pepper to taste Directions for Tomato Gruyere tart Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 2-3. Pour the tomatoes with their liquid into a frying pan and cook […]

Steak and Three Mushroom Pie 2

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 6 For filling 750g (1 ½ lb) top sirloin steak, cut into small cubes Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste 75g (2 1/2 oz) flour 3 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ medium onion, finely diced 250g (½ lb) crimini button mushrooms 125g (¼ lb) Portobello mushrooms, stem trimmed, halved and sliced 125g (¼ […]

Steak and mushroom pie

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 6 10 close cup mushrooms 2 pounds of steak, trimmed of excess fat ready rolled puff pastry 4 beef stock cubes ( I use oxo ) 2 tablesoons of chopped onion enough water to cover the meat twice over 1 egg salt pepper For gravy (optional ) 2 tablespoons of cornflour 5 tablespoons […]

Fresh asparagus and mushroom pie

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 8 110g butter 2 bunches fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm pieces 450g sliced fresh mushrooms 6 cloves garlic, diced 225ml prepared hollandaise sauce 1 (500g) packet puff pastry Directions for Fresh asparagus and mushroom pie Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Melt the butter in a large frying pan […]

Portobello mushroom pie

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 8 1 packet shortcrust pastry 6 small red potatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 150g sliced onion 150g thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms 825ml water 60ml soy sauce 5 tablespoons rice flour 2 portobello mushrooms, cut into bite size pieces 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons dried sage 2 sticks celery, chopped 1 […]

Easy mushroom puff pastry pie

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 8 1 packet puff pastry 50g butter, melted 425g onion, chopped 775g portobello mushrooms, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped 200g cream cheese, cut into cubes, at room temperature salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 large egg yolk 1 tablespoon milk Directions for Easy mushroom puff pastry pie Preheat oven […]

Onion and red pepper pizza

  INGREDIENTS Serves : 4 250g plain flour 1 pinch salt 2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast 150ml water 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 red pepper 3 onions, sliced 1 tin passata 150g grated Gruyère cheese 2 pinches herbes de Provence Directions for Onion and red pepper pizza Whisk together the flour, salt and dried active baking yeast. Stir […]