Indian Hand Pies

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I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers. ¬†For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

They may not be pretty, but…

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Who cares when they taste this good? The quest to learn how to make decent butter tarts continues! I made minis this time. The pastry was lovely and flaky, but I overfilled the little suckers which caused them to be somewhat stuck in the pan. In fact, a couple were fused solid in there! That’s […]

Butter Tart attempt #1 = FAIL

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Batch #2 of pastry led to my first attempt at the all Canadian butter tart. Well, sort of a modded butter tart, as there were no raisins because we have a kid who hates them. I used the recipe I found at JoyofBaking.com and while the filling went together easily, I was not at all […]

Puff Pastry attempt #1

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Like many people, I love great puff pastry. I just have never had the knack for making it. While I remember my Mom and Grandmother making great pastry when I was a kid, when I started cooking I was never happy with the results so I just didn’t make it. Over the past couple of […]

Beef Wellington is much easier than you might think

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Beef Wellington is one of those dishes that people tend to be terrified of. It just seems to be such an elegant and complex dish that we all think it must be incredibly difficult to make. When I announced that we were making Wellies for Valentines Day dinner, Mooby was a bit concerned that we […]