Blackberry Tart with Mascarpone and Vanilla

It’s getting a little late now for foraging for blackberries, but if you are lucky enough to find some, or planned ahead and have a tub in the freezer, this is a simple and delicious dessert. it works just as well with raspberries, blueberries or plums. I’m not one for desserts. You can probably guess…

Mushroom Pie

A rich and satisfying puff pastry topped pie that makes a great centrepiece for a Sunday lunch or for Christmas Day with all the trimmings This recipe will feed 5-6 people 1 tablespoon olive oil A knob of butter or dairy free margarine/spread 1 onion – finely chopped 300g mushrooms – sliced 1x400g tin of…

Cauliflower & Kale Tart

Tart, flan, quiche. Call it what you will, the combination of light, fluffy egg and thin, crisp pastry is something I never tire of. Frying the cauliflower until charred brings out flavour. Don’t be afraid if you think you are burning it. The more colour, the more flavour. I cheated here and used a ready…

Courgette and Manchego Tart

Another way to use up some of the daily crop of courgettes. This makes enough tart to serve 4-6 people depending on what you have with it 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 courgettes – sliced 4 eggs 100g or so of manchego – grated shortcrust pastry to line a flan dish – I usually do…