Mixed berry lattice pie with homemade shortcrust pastry

I am not a summer person. I do not appreciate the heat except when I’m lying on a beach or am in the swimming pool. I don’t like feeling hot and bothered. But what I do like about [...]

The ultimate Lemon Tart

I have a very good friend who has worked in some of the best kitchens in SA as a pastry chef. Her resume is, needless to say, pretty impressive and when I had breakfast with her yesterday, I was [...]

Scrumptious Chicken pie

I’ve made no secret that I am slightly obsessed with pastry. Anything wrapped in buttery pastry is my death and in particular, chicken pie. By the way, you wouldn’t know I [...]

Slow-cooked lamb, rosemary and roasted garlic pie

I’ve been on a pie-kick this Winter (well, actually all my life), and this one is by far my favourite. Tender, succulent lamb in a rich sauce flavoured with rosemary and sweet roasted [...]

Plum frangipane tart

Everyone needs an easy, impressive and drop-dead-icious pastry recipe up their sleeve. Mine is the incredibly versatile frangipane tart which gets a different flavour added every time I make it. [...]

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