Pastry

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

Homemade Sausage Rolls

For me sausage rolls are an essential at Christmas. Like mince pies I only make sausage rolls at Christmas. A sausage roll still warm from the oven with a glass of mulled wine or a mince pie and a glass of fizz really are the taste of Christmas to me. […]

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 […]