Borek from Turkish Delights

Borek from Turkish Delights

Suzi and I continue our grand tour of Turkey thanks to the recipes of Turkish Delights by John Gregory-Smith. Around the world, there is common love for a particular comfort food: pastry pockets filled with savory or sweet fillings. They can be called hand pies or...
French Butter Pie Pastry from Pies, Glorious Pies

French Butter Pie Pastry from Pies, Glorious Pies

This recipe comes from a book titled Pies, Glorious Pies. The book has several lovely pastry recipes, all shown with a sequence of photos to guide you from flour to dough. Yes, pastry making is something that can trigger high anxiety. I can bake a cake or make a...
Cream Cheese Pastry for Empanadas and More

Cream Cheese Pastry for Empanadas and More

I am a fan of empanadas. I remember my first one and I remember making them decades ago. I had, then, a lovely little paperback with a pastry recipe that was part cream cheese and part butter. I moved, lots of times, and the book was lost and I just stopped making...
Pâte Brisée from Michel Roux

Pâte Brisée from Michel Roux

For a tart, you need a tart shell and the question arises: what dough to use. For the Semi-Confit Cherry Tomato Tart I blogged two days ago, author Michel Roux of Pastry suggests this Pâte Brisée. This is a short pastry, so called because it does not contain any...
Shortcrust Pastry from Pie

Shortcrust Pastry from Pie

Yesterday’s post called for a Rich Shortcrust Pasty. Here it is from Pie by Angela Boggiano. The “richness” here is achieved by using only butter for the fat and even 1 tablespoon more than in the “standard” shortcrust pasty in Pie. Angela says that this crust is fine...