Tarte Tatin with Creme Anglaise

Last Thursday was the first session in the next part of my Patisserie and Confectionery Course at York College. It was a change of night and we had a new tutor. For my first session I ended up arriving five minutes late as there had been a massive traffic jam driving to York. I had…

Minced Beef Filo Pie

I’ve really enjoyed today. Even though it has been cold, windy and wet up here in Yorkshire, I have managed to get a few jobs done as well as sitting down by the roaring fire watching TV. Tonight’s dinner called for comfort food. It’s also my daughter’s last weekend before she goes back to uni….

Puff Pastry Pesto Pizza Slices

Tonight’s offering chez SmartCookieSam was meant to be a filo pastry topped chicken pie. Only the chicken I’d got out of the freezer was still frozen solid in the middle. That’s tomorrow night sorted, then. I had to think of something else instead. It had to be a quick trip down to the local petrol…

Our New Years’ Day Tradition- Steak and Mushroom Pie.

Happy New Year!  I hope that 2017 brings you luck, health and happiness. 2016 was a mixed year for a lot of people and I just hope this year doesn’t continue in the same way.  I feel a different person to the one I was at the beginning of 2016 and now I don’t make…

Mary Berry’s Cookery Course

Mary Berry’s Cookery Course: “A Step-by Step Masterclass In Home Cooking” The blurb on the back cover says: “With Mary at your side, sharing her secrets of success and guiding you through her masterclasses, you’ll be able to build an impressive repertoire of over 100 recipes to delight your family and friends,” I was in…