All posts tagged: puff pastry

Veggie Festive Bake (Brie, Cranberry, Parsnip and Stuffing)

If you can resist a Greggs festive bake then you’re a better man than I. They’re delicious. I mean it’s just Christmassy beige mush wrapped in flaky pastry, but that is exactly what I’m looking for at this time of year, and they do it so well. We recently discovered that Iceland are now selling frozen festive bakes to cook at home, so I thought it was probably time I tried to make my own version of these things before I gave in to temptation and turned my entire freezer into a Greggs shrine. I didn’t want to make an exact copy of the festive bake though because I’ve very much made it my mission this year to vegetarianise as many Christmas classics as I can. I want to prove that while meat is arguably delicious, it’s not essential for deliciousness – even in December. It’s also super helpful for me to lean towards vegetarianism in December to make Veganuary a little easier next month.. I’ve used brie as the cheesy element here for no …

Courgette and Chilli Cheese Twists

I’ve turned out some pretty killer courgette recipes this season if I do say so myself, we’ve had Piccante Courgetti, Sesame Fried Courgettes and Courgette Brownies. But this is by far my favourite. I think it’s all down to the Chilli and Apple Jam from the South Devon Chilli Farm, but I’m willing to be proved wrong – so if you knock these up with a different chilli jammy concoction I wanna hear about it! These are basically a courgette take on your average cheese twist, and they come out so sweet they could probably pass for dessert. But they’re perfect with both a cup of tea and a glass of wine, so enjoy them however you please. 250g block puff pastry 4 heaped tsps apple and chilli jam (or chilli jam of your choice) 100g courgette, grated and drained of moisture 1 beaten egg (for glazing) grana padano or parmesan to grate on top Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) then grease and line a couple of baking trays. Roll out …

Goats Cheese and Red Onion ‘Welcome Home’ Tart

This week, my Mum returned home from Port Eliot Festival. She had a wonderful time doing yoga outside, eating kedgeree (pictured) made by Dick and James Strawbridge and watching Beth Orton. Being all the way out in lovely Cornwall, it was a long old drive home, so I thought it might be nice to have something ready for her to eat as soon as she got home. This tart is made from all of her favourite flavours, my Mum’s the sort to go for goat cheese on her pizza instead of ham and pineapple – in short, she has a much classier taste in food than her daughter. I wanted to share the recipe with you as you all seemed to love the total simplicity of my peanut noodles, and this tart is just as quick ‘n’ easy. 250g block of puff pastry 2 tbsps green pesto 1 red onion, sliced handful sun dried tomatoes, sliced thinly handful olives, chopped 50g soft  goats cheese tsp chilli flakes Pre heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 …