Lancashire Cheese & Onion Pie

A delicious Lancashire Cheese & Onion Pie

This pie has been a bit of a favourite each time I’ve made it but I got a very specific request from my mate Ollie’s Dad.  This is normally a Cheshire Cheese pie but Peter is a very proud Lancashire man and was adamant that the only kind of cheese pie should be one with Lancashire cheese in.  The fab thing about this pie is that the type of cheese can be any that you favour most; just be aware that drier crumblier cheeses will need an additional creamier cheese to help bind the pie together and to save it from drying out.  I found the initial recipe on the Baking Mad website which is wonderful and you should definitely sign up so you can receive their free emails. Continue reading »

Caramel Choux Buns

Delicious choux pastry filled with whipped double cream and topped with a caramel icing!! Mmmmmmm!!!

So the reason for these beauties stems from the inconsistent stock of our local supermarkets!  We’ve been shopping at Morrisons recently thanks to a discount card and due to my sure-fire stubborness I refuse to go elsewhere whilst the card is still in use.  The only trouble is they don’t stock one of our fave Friday night treats – Caramel Choux Buns…which for reference are amazing from ASDA and so calorific they can mostly only be deemed a weekend treat to reward you for a week of stress, chaos and general work related mayhem.  Long story cut short, after Morrisons causing Grant severe trauma and an overwhelming sense of loss, I agreed to make choux’s at home; having made profiteroles on a frequent basis.  Grant’s only stipulation ‘they MUST have caramel on top like ASDA do!’…YES BOSS! So here’s a simple recipe for choux’s which I hope you enjoy as much as I do…the final product is amazingly delicious and well worth the effort of baking fresh. Continue reading »

Curds & Whey – A Double Bake Special – Yorkshire Curd Tart

Yorkshire Curd Tart

As all best ideas started, we were standing in the Town Wall in Newcastle, pretty merry and talking of things past: videos, tape cassettes and Beetamax! The conversation came round to our good mate Chris reminiscing of a Yorkshire Curd Tart…What?!  We cried, surely you mean a Custard Tart.  He was adamant it was different and so we google’d away until we found a recipe he agreed on.  Seeing this as a challenge and being promised as his ‘bestest person ever’ I set out to make it…only to discover much to our previous declaration, it really isn’t like custard tart! Continue reading »