Shortcrust pastry: a taste of home

Shortcrust pastry

Nothing quite reminds me of home as much as the taste of shortcrust pastry. The crumbly, melt in the mouth texture never fails to make me nostalgic: memories of brightly colored jam tarts and pies filled with home grown fruit. Childhood favourites, baked by my Mother and on occasions my Grandmother. … [Read more...]

Baking: “An affair of the heart”

The other day while sorting through my not inconsiderable collection of recipe books, I rediscovered an old but treasured book on baking. Even though I've never baked a single recipe from within it’s pages, this book, more than any other holds great significance for me. The book entitled … [Read more...]