A small group of six enjoyed a leisurely afternoon of pastry chat and sampling shortcrust, choux and strudel pastry this weekend. We had a mostly sweet turnout, but some savoury was most welcome in the form of Mhairi’s palmiers. Inspired by the Great British Bake Off no less, these two varieties included parma ham, parmesan and mustard.
Kara also bought along some dainty savoury choux buns, filled with salmon mousse and smoked salmon.
Onto the sweet and there were two shortcrust tarts!
Kirsty brought along “June’s tart” a recipe which was passed along by a family friend. The filling contains margarine, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and raisins
Heather brought along a rich chocolate and raspberry tart which is a favourite recipe of hers to make.
Susan bought along some profiteroles – coated in a gingerbread salted caramel sauce and drizzled with dark chocolate.
Kara had made some vanilla slices, complete with intricate feathering work on the top. Despite not travelling too well, everyone agreed that the vanilla custard was very tasty!
Finally, Swenja impressed everyone with a cherry strudel!
Thanks as usual to Blend for hosting us. We hope to have another event before the end of November so keep an eye on our schedule page for more details.