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Baking British French Recipes Vegetarian

Tarte Au Citron (Lemon Tart) – My 100th Post!

Following on from yesterdays “lesson” on how to create the perfect pastry, I shall show you how to make a delicious, yet relatively healthy, lemon tart. The Great British Bake Off, a televised British baking competition, first prompted to me to attempt such a dessert. One week the contestants were charged with following a recipe, devised by the goliath of British baking Mary Berry, for lemon tart. The standard set by Mary looked so incredibly delicious I had to go away and create this fantastic, decadent tart for mere pittance.

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Baking British Desserts Recipes Vegetarian

How to Make Perfect Shortcrust Pastry

Although I have the utmost respect for my fellow food bloggers, I’ve found that an awful lot of people shirk their pastry making duties. The excuse is invariable – making shortcrust pastry is difficult. Well, quite frankly, it isn’t – there are lots of rules, but if they are followed one’s pastry should be perfect every time. The other thing which makes my mind boggle is the inclusion of eggs or sugar in shortcrust pastry. A good shortcrust should contain nothing but plain flour, butter, water and a pinch of salt, whether intended for a savoury or sweet filling. Happily, such a recipe is also exceedingly frugal, as you shall soon see!

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European Healthy Eating Recipes

Paprika Pork Stew

Today I bring you, my faithful readers, yet another recipe borrowed and adapted from the ever useful BBC GoodFood. However, as I have recently discussed the virtues of this wonderful site I shan’t subject any of my followers to more of the same, just yet. To be honest, one hardly needs to use a recipe for a dish like this – it’s more about the idea, reading something that places the drive to cook a certain dish into one’s head. I think this is the case with a lot of my creations and remains one of the main reasons I read an awful lot of recipes posted across wordpress. There’s nothing better than discovering the ideas or foodie nuances of fellow bloggers and adapting them to one’s own lifestyle or flavour preference. After all, one person alone cannot come up with too many dishes all at once, such creativity demands inspiration. So, thank-you wordpress!