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April 19, 2019

Salmon Pie – sheer indulgence!

Posted on March 14, 2018 by in seafood

Salmon Pie

Salmon Pie with chunks of lightly smoked salmon, fluffy potatoes, sour cream and peas. How can a girl be so lucky! The salmon pie is not cheap, but it can easily feed 10 people as a starter and it is a beautiful showstopper. You can even make individual pies, choice is yours. I like the […]

Puff Pastry Mince Roll for dinner.

Posted on June 27, 2017 by in beef

Puff Pastry Mince Roll

Puff Pastry Mince Roll for dinner and you need very little else. Maybe a salad in summer or some sweet peas in winter. My Puff Pastry Mince Roll even has a surprise layer of creamed spinach in there so it’s like eating your meat and veggies in one bite. Of course, the thin layer of […]

Sausage Pies – so good you can never stop at only one!

Posted on July 6, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Sausage Pies

Sausage pies are my antidote to teenagers who are always hungry. Sausage Pies – one in each hand is considered a balanced diet. When they grab more than two, it goes on a side plate with lots of tomato sauce. The batter or dough part of this sausage pies is as old as the mountains […]

Beef Shin Pie – when Soup meat takes centre stage!

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Beef Shank Pie

Beef Shin Pie is nothing new, in fact beef shin is a very popular cut when making pie. Beef shin pie when made with red wine is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Beef shin pie is traditionally made by cooking the meat until it falls off the bone and then shredding it to use in […]

Chicken and mushroom Pot Pies

Posted on August 7, 2015 by in Chicken

Chicken and Mushroom

Chicken and Mushroom is such a classic combination, especially in a pie. I think the chicken and mushroom combination works, because both chicken and mushroom are not overpowering flavors. Both favors just resonate home cooking to me. Whether it is in a Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One Pan wonder, Chicken Cheesecake or Meraai se pie, […]

Apples for Pastries – switch the kettle on!

Posted on June 29, 2015 by in baked goods

apples

Apples are in season now and I try and keep a variety of apples in  my fruit basket for when inspiration strikes. Apples are perfect for pies and pastries, they are dirt cheap, not so sweet and they keep they texture, because I don’t know about you, but my children don’t like “mushy fruit”! My […]

Blueberry and Lavender Pies!

Posted on August 8, 2014 by in baked goods

Blueberry

Blueberry – my mind immediately goes to the old Satchmo singing in his gravely voice “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill…….” Blueberry Hill was not written by him, but his 1949 recording of this classic, send it to the top of the charts and it became quite an iconic song! Well, I found my […]

Easy Lamb shanks – it is even better with a pastry crust!

Posted on May 21, 2014 by in lamb, rsg

easy lamb shanks

Easy Lamb shanks on creamy mashed potatoes or even buttery samp is very hard to beat as typical winter food! Easy Lamb shanks, yes, but it has become quite a pricey cut of meat, so I make it for special occasions and then we splash out and enjoy the luxury! I love cooking lamb shanks, […]

Banoffee Pots with Salted Caramel – total indulgence!

Posted on January 2, 2013 by in desserts, rsg

Banoffee

These Banoffee Pots were so good, oh my gosh! Salted Caramel on its own, eaten with a little spoon from a glass jar is enough to swoon over! Combine it with ginger biscuits, bananas and cream to make little banoffee pots and you  could be in serious trouble or a state of total indulgence! Trouble […]

My Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Posted on May 5, 2011 by in baked goods

In October 2008, I posted a plea for a full proof lemon meringue recipe! Wow, I got recipes from all over the world, most of them basically the same recipe, but I did get some very unique versions of Lemon Meringue Pie. Some even have grated cheese in the filling. I cannot say that I […]