Vegetable and “cheese” pasties

Preparation Time 20 Minutes plus 30 Minutes for chilling pastryBaking Time 25 MinutesMakes 4 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free and dairy-free There are sometimes for me, that I crave a pasty. Living here in the Westcountry we are known for our delicious pasties. It is that crispy pastry crust filled with a perfectly seasoned soft hot... Continue Reading →

Mushroom pithiviers

Filling Makes 4 individual ones or 1 large onePreparation Time 25 MinutesCooking Time 25 Minutes200C Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free This recipe came about when I was deciding what to cook for my Christmas dinner. I had wanted to make a vegan pithivier for some time, so here was the chance. The pastry was easy enough... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Tart

Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time20-25 MinutesServes 4 Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free This is a lovely light lunch and delicious with a fresh green salad, after the excess of the festive season, this feels so nice. This works for me, as it is very east to as I play around with the flavours and  the range... Continue Reading →

Apple and marzipan turnovers

Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time 25 MinutesMakes 8 turnovers Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and soya free Naughty but nice, I am a fan of pastry wrapped goodies. A light bulb moment came when mulling over what Puff pastry desserts I could make. I wanted something that could be HandheldServed warmFreezing friendlyHeated from frozen I wanted... Continue Reading →

Ploughmans Pasties

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free Preparation Time 30 MinutesCooking Time 20-25 MinutesServes 4-6 Depending on the size We are very proud of our Devonshire or Cornish pasties. They are one the biggest food traditions of the Westcountry, steeped in history. A one time perfect hearty lunch for miners, the deep crust providing a perfect handhold. I... Continue Reading →

Shortcrust pastry

Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, nut-free and soya-free Let's just say I have been making my pastry for over 40 years, I consider myself pretty good after all that time. When I first found out that I would have to avoid gluten I must admit I was a bit blase and as the saying goes a piece... Continue Reading →

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