Leftover Puff Pastry Recipe

I don’t know about you, but the idea of getting up on a Sunday morning and preparing a convoluted breakfast isn’t appetising. But simply pouring yourself a bowl of cereal finished with a healthy portion of whole milk seems like something of a let down.

In the oven in under 2 minutes, this avocado puff tart can be ready to eat and on your plate in under 20. A buttery pastry base topped with avocado full of healthy fat, this dish is both the mouth-watering breakfast you really want and the start to the day you need.

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Eccles Cake Recipe

Growing up, Christmas was the same event year in, year out. The same meal, equally identical decorations and mince pies indistinguishable from one another. That’s not to say that any part of what was dished up was disagreeable, but change helps keep occasions exciting.

A quick and easy rendition of the classic mince pie, these Eccles Cake Mince Pies are packed full of homemade mincemeat and made with flaky puff pastry. Christmas indulgence at its finest.

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Yule Log Recipe

The Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log, is a log-shaped chocolate cake traditionally eaten during Christmas. But the origins of the yule log lie away from the decadent realm of cake, though not so far from festive feasting; even taking us as far back as the Iron Age.

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Greengage & Honey Compote

If you like plumbs and want to cook with them, look no further than the humble greengage. Adorably small, attractively green and somewhere between bitter and sweet, greengages lend themselves well to a wide spectrum of sweet dishes, bakes and preserves; not least this simple, yet devastatingly delicious Greengage and Honey Compote.

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Coconut Flapjacks Recipe

If ever you visit Bristol, there’s one location you must – assuming you’re to some degree a food lover – pop your head into; St. Nicholas Market. Chock-full of vibrant stalls and shops purveying food inspired by cuisines the world over, it truly is a feast for the senses. Inside the market building itself is a small, unassuming cafe that sells a wide range of delicious and frugal cakes; perfect inspiration for yet another flapjack recipe. So timid is the cafe that I struggle to remember its name, perhaps it doesn’t have one, but it has given rise to this mouth-watering recipe for Coconut and Prune Flapjacks.

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