Waste Not, Want Not … the Quandary of the Leftover Pastry

I’m not a great waster in the kitchen but I have to confess I usually just throw leftover pastry away; the small amount of pastry such as was left over after making the Rhubarb Tart yesterday. Sometimes, I’ll leave the little clump of leftovers in the fridge, promising myself I’ll do something with it in […]

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Crostata di Marmellata

A crostata di marmellata by its English name would simply be a ‘jam tart’. I was inspired to make this Tuscan version following my recent week in Tuscany. Unlike its sophisticated French cousin – the tarte – the crostata is a rustic affair. It’s the kind of simple tart put together by your nonna (grandmother). A real nonna, […]

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Baked Apples Stuffed with Sweet Christmas Mincemeat

This is a very simple dessert. But then cooking supper for three hadn’t been in the day’s timetable but came about when Jonathan said on the phone some time during the day that he and Lyndsey were driving back from Wales and there wasn’t much food in their fridge at home … Would you like […]

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