320g ready-made sweet shortcrust pastry
4 large eggs 150g caster sugar Zest and juice of 1 large juicy lemon Zest and juice of 3 large juicy limes 140ml fresh double cream
Ingredients (Serves 8) 350g shortcrust pastry
1tsp paprika Plain flour, for dusting 4 medium eggs 150ml whole milk 200g Branston pickle (small chunks) 250g mature Cheddar cheese, grated Method 1.
PLOUGHMAN'S CHEESE & PICKLE TART (SERVES 8) INGREDIENTS: 350g shortcrust pastry
1tsp paprika Plain flour, for dusting 4 medium eggs 150ml whole milk 200g Branston pickle (small chunks) 250g mature Cheddar cheese, grated METHOD: 1.
PIE JACKERS You'll be spoilt for choice with Julie Martin and Neil Fletcher's range of rich shortcrust pastry
pies which include the mighty meaty steak, Guinness and black pudding and the creamy chicken, white wine and tarragon.
Lightly grease a flan tin and press a layer of ready rolled shortcrust pastry
Making shortcrust pastry
in less than 10 minutes is a revelatory experience, and the device is a master for making soups, precise sauces and custard without fear of scrambling the eggs.
INGREDIENTS 1 quantity of shortcrust pastry
(see right) 40 asparagus tips 250g smoked pancetta cut into 1cm cubes 2 medium eggs 225ml double cream Freshly ground black pepper 25g Parmesan cheese, finely grated METHOD 1.
INGREDIENTS 500g block shortcrust pastry
, or 375g ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
225g unsalted butter, softened 430g caster sugar 8 large egg yolks 175ml strong Earl Grey tea, (let cool until lukewarm) 1tbsp fresh lemon juice 1tsp grated mandarin zest (or clementine, tangerine or orange zest) 2tbsp plain flour 11/2tsp yellow cornmeal (polenta) 1/2tsp salt METHOD 1.
Back to Basics deserves ongoing recognition as a fine step-by-step cookbook that demonstrates basic cooking techniques, and comes from an Irish chef and TV cook who teaches the basics of everything from making chocolate mousse to shortcrust pastry
INGREDIENTS 1 x 24cm/10 inch blind baked pastry case made with Genius Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry
1 tablespoon olive oil 6 lean rashers of good quality smoked streaky bacon, sliced thinly 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 large eggs, beaten 300ml creme fraiche 110g Gruyere cheese, grated Generous grating of nutmeg Large pinch of salt and 4 grinds of black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves METHOD 1.
The homemade shortcrust pastry
was homemade shortcrust pastry
was rich and crumbly and each slice of pie was served with plenty of gravy.
Steak & Ale Pie--Gluten free shortcrust pastry
filled with slow-cooked beef in a rich 'against the grain' ale gravy.