Mascarpone Fig Tarts

Aaaaand it’s weekly recipe post time! You will be getting more recipes soon as now with the folks back I now have enough mouths to feed and so can give my inner baking beast a bit of a longer leash 😉 Last week as I finished my visit to The Butcher’s Block and was walking…

Chocolate Ganache Tarts

‘I am just so angry that I really need to bake right now.’ My mother gave me a sympathetic look over her shoulder as she prepared dinner, where I had been ranting about my irritating day at work. ‘What do you feel like baking?’ (She’s heard this many times before). (Pause) ‘Shortcrust pastry. But I’ll…

Strawberry Custard Tarts

A recipe to herald what (hopefully) looks like the early arrival of spring. With strawberries selling at five punnets for $10 at the moment, how could you possibly resist? I’ve been wanting to make some form of a strawberry tart or another after seeing the number of juicy red strawberries rolling out into the shops…

Raspberry Bakewell Tart

So my sister has an office morning tea today for a colleague that is leaving, and earlier in the week she made me an offer, for me to cater for the morning tea and that she would pay me in return. She had a number of requests: nothing with too much chocolate, nothing too sweet…

Passionfruit Curd Tarts

Confession: Making your own shortcrust pastry is devilishly easy. Other than it tasting about ten times better than that rubbish supermarket frozen pastry, in making it yourself, you’re then certified to whack on ‘with home-made shortcrust pastry’ onto the end of the name of whatever it is you made and a chorus of ‘oohs’ and…

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tarts

With one major assignment handed in, I definitely needed some baking therapy this weekend. I decided to try making profiteroles again after having failed twice a few months ago (they failed to rise), and so had bought some thickened cream to pipe into them and a block of chocolate to dip them in. However, after…