Genuine Cornish Pasties (rhymes with”Nasties”) are a meat pie filled with uncooked beef, potatoes, turnip or rutabaga (a.k.a. swede), and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper and made in Cornwall. Typically, the filing is encased in a shortbread type crust. These Cornish Style Pasties differ in that I use pork tenderloin in place of the…
Savory Pastry and Pies
Several years ago, I made this incredible Sausage Bread from my sister’s recipe on Grits and Pinecones. It’s been a while since I’ve made it. Therefore, I decided that I would not only make it, but also update the blog that was published in November of 2015 with new pictures and modified text. However, the…
One of Susan’s favorite pizzas is the Rosemary Chicken and Potato Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. Unfortunately, this pizza has been discontinued in the restaurants. Its recipe, however, is in The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook.
Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza Margherita is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. It’s crisp crust is topped with a simple home-made pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. One bite of this classic pizza and you’ll never opt for the store-bought pizza again!
Fresh Tomato Tart is a luscious creamy based tart topped with flavorful garden fresh tomatoes in a flaky puff pastry crust. It’s a snap to make and is an absolutely delicious way to use the bright red tomatoes from your garden.
Tarte Flambée is an Alsatian dish composed of a thin dough covered with fromage blanc or crème fraîche, thinly sliced onions, and bacon. It is to northern Alsace what pizza is to southern Italy. It is both easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Tarte Flambée is the perfect appetizer or light entrée.
Foolproof Pâte Brisée Tart Crust – that’s an oxymoron, isn’t it? Well, I would have considered it an oxymoron before today. I’ve been making pies, tarts and quiches for more years than I care to remember. From an early age, I never remember homemade crust to be a problem. Then along came Alton Brown who…
Similar to a quiche, this French Onion and Bacon Tart delivers incredible onion flavor that is accented with crispy bacon. I saw the recipe for this in the Cooks Illustrated All-Time Best French Recipes magazine that Susan gave me for Mother’s Day.
Ham and Gruyère Quiche is simple to make and delicious to serve. It only has a few ingredients, and is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch.
Thin Crust Pizza is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. For the past several months, Susan and I have been experimenting with making pizza. We thought that we had discovered the perfect pizza crust until we tried America’s Test Kitchen Thin Crust Pizza.