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    1045 reviews

    This recipe is over 100 years old. Use this pastry recipe for sweet pies and tarts. It makes enough pastry to line approximately four 23cm (9 in) pie dishes or tart tins.

    Recipe by: barbara castodio

    22 reviews

    Who can forget school dinners? Cold mashed potato and nasty, fish-flavoured stuff (was it even fish?). The only thing that made it worthwhile was the puddings. Sponge cake with pink icing, chocolate custard or, my favourite, Butterscotch Tart. For years I hunted high and low to find the recipe for Butterscotch Tart. I tried recipe after recipe to no avail. Until one day I perfected it! And because I'm a nice person I will share it with you. And you will love me. Forever.

    Recipe by: largerfamilylife

    15 reviews

    A really easy way of making buttery shortcrust pastry. The pastry is freezer friendly, simply wrap in cling film and freeze and thaw in the refrigerator when needed.

    Recipe by: ladyjoanella

    14 reviews

    This is a basic choux pastry recipe for eclairs or profiteroles. It will make enough for a 20cm (8 inch) choux ring or 5 - 6 choux buns. Follow the individual recipe instructions for methods of use and baking.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    9 reviews

    This recipe provides the wrapping or covering for many pies and tarts, both sweet and savoury. Follow individual recipe instructions for methods of use and baking. See notes at the bottom of recipe for more ideas. This recipe makes enough to line a shallow 23cm (9 inch) flan tin.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    9 reviews

    A nice pastry recipe for desserts. It's just a touch more crumbly than normal, but nice and useable.

    Recipe by: jewels_P

    10 reviews

    This super-easy pastry is perfect for savoury pies, flans, quiches or pasties. It's buttery, rich and quick and easy to make. It's also freezer-friendly, simply wrap in cling film and freeze; thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.

    Recipe by: stella

    5 reviews

    This hearty steak pie is absolutely delicious. It's the perfect comfort food for the cold winter months. A rich and buttery pastry encases a filling of succulent beef in a thick and flavoursome gravy. I've used root vegetables to flavour the gravy, these can either be discarded or eaten with another meal.

    Recipe by: honeyandspice

    8 reviews

    Want perfect profiteroles every time? This is your recipe! These basic profiteroles puff up in the oven, yielding hollow centres that beg to be filled with cream and topped with chocolate.

    Recipe by: sweettooth

    7 reviews

    My daughter picked a load of blackberries so we had the perfect excuse to make a blackberry pie - the end of summer doesn't taste any better than this! The berries do release alot of juice but I didn't hear any complaints!

    Recipe by: Ita

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