Pastry

cooked homemade sausage rolls laid out on a baking tray just from the oven
Savoury Dishes, Pastry

Homemade Sausage Rolls

It really is worthwhile making your own flaky pastry for your Homemade Sausage Rolls. Buy some good quality sausage meat and spend the extra time making the pastry. Homemade Sausage Rolls are so versatile – just cut them to any size – smaller for a snack and larger to use […]

Apples on an enamel plate with an old fashioned bone handle knife
Pastry, Desserts, Pies, Shortcrust Pastry

The Best Apple Pie

This week I am sharing with you my mother’s recipe for apple pie. For me this is the best apple pie recipe as it uses my mother’s rich shortcrust pastry made with lard. I also always bake this as she did on an old-fashioned enamel pie plate. The metal plate […]

Uncooked shortcrust pastry with lard shown being used for an apple pie on a table with a rolling pin
Pastry, Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry With Lard

To make a good pie you need a light, crisp, buttery pastry. I use my mother’s rich shortcrust pastry with lard and butter recipe for all my pies, both sweet and savoury. She was a wonderful cook and the kitchen was always a place where we worked together and had […]