Tag: Shortcrust Pastry

Desserts, Pies

Sussex Pie or Apple Pie The Sussex Way

It’s apple season again here in the UK! British apples are beginning to appear in the shops and those lucky enough to have apple trees are gathering in their crop. I only have one small apple tree which is not very productive so I have been very pleased that neighbours […]

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 […]

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 […]