Tag Archives: pastry

Venison and Kidney Pudding

I bought some venison at the farmer’s market on Sunday and mentioned to the game man, that I was thinking of making a venison and kidney pudding. Quick as a flash, he handed me a pair of venison kidneys and … Continue reading

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Steak and Oyster Pie

In Victorian times, Britain produced about 500 million oysters a year! These molluscs were abundant and one could buy 3 for a penny on the streets of London. Sadly, popularity led to overfishing in both England and France – the … Continue reading

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Empanada de Beicon y Chorizo

Empanadas are pies that come from Galicia in the North West of Spain. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which means to wrap in bread. These pies can be quite large, cooked in a rectangular tray, round on … Continue reading

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Pork and Mushroom Pie

I cooked a joint of pork shoulder last Sunday (like this recipe) and had about 1lb left in the fridge, along with some mushrooms. This week the weather forecast went from rain to sleet and snow, so my thoughts turned … Continue reading

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Tielle à la Sétoise – Octopus Pie

In the early 1980s I lived in the Performance house (my kitchen was in the conservatory over the front porch – now removed, much to my disappointment) on Powis Square, Notting Hill. My first taste of octopus (around that time), … Continue reading

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Pheasant and Leek Pie

I got the idea for a pheasant and leek pie via Scottish Cock-a-leekie soup, or cockie leekie (circa 1598), which probably came from a French chicken and onion dish. Old recipes included beef shin and prunes, but I thought a … Continue reading

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Bones Festes 2018

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I found this fantastic mother pig pie and babies, in La Colmena – Dolceria de la Colmena is one of Barcelona’s oldest pastelerías (patisseries) and it’s always good … Continue reading

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Goose and Rabbit Pie

A couple of months ago, I read that goose and rabbit go well together in a pie – goose being fatty and rabbit being lean. I had some leftover goose in the freezer, so I’ve been awaiting the return of … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad 2017

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Season’s Greetings 2012

December 24th, 2012 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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