Thursday, 19 January 2012

A proliferation of pastry goodness...

In our family, food is king. We have always had fantastic home-cooked meals and I can guarantee that no shop/restaurant food will be anywhere near as good as any made by my mum or grandma. They both seem to have a magic touch with pastry (I think it's their cold hands that make the difference) but I am definitely queen of eating it ;) Apologies for the phone photos but I had to snap these pictures before they all got snaffled! 



Mini apple tarts are always a winner in the Fallon household!



Golden syrup topped with the excess pastry and sprinkled with cornflakes to make an extra gooey treacle tart...


Food is more fun in minature form and these tiny quiche Lorraines are no different! Just add ham and cheese to some beaten eggs and pour into the pastry cases...




My personal favourite: goats cheese tartlets with caramelised red onion. Literally heaven in a pastry case. To caramelise the onion I used half a red onion, a teaspoonful of sugar and a splash of balsamic vinegar and simmered on a low heat until the sugar started to go brown. The perfect accompaniment to any kind of cheese and possible present for foodie relatives or friends...

What would you make with pastry? Do you prefer homemade or restaurant food? 
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10 comments

Gem said...

mmmm no pastry for me though, don't have any because I don't know when to stop haha! I try and make all my own food if I can, so much easier to limit the amount of salt/fat you have that way. They pump so many chemicals in to food now :(

Caroline said...

Those apple pies look great as do the cheese and onion tarts! :) x

Joanna said...

yummy but pastry doesnt agree with me ;-( i wish i could cook ;-0

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Michelle said...

Mmm, you've made me SO hungry after reading this! The mini apple tartlets look incredible, as do the goat's cheese tartlets. I adore both homemade and restaurant food, coming from a very foodie family (: Nothing beats my Dad's cooking for me though! xx

daisychain said...

I haven't made pastry in a while, but I used to be a whizz at homemade as my hands are always freezing!

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Oh my, those are some tasty looking treats. If you could just deliver me a couple of KILOS of that treacle tart...

Gillian said...

Everything in this post looks amazing, YUM! I've been thoroughly spoilt with my mum's home cooking/baking too, I'd like to think she's taught me well but I'm still nowhere near as good as she is yet!

Gillian x
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Temporary:Secretary said...

omg, maria! it all looks so good!! i could eat all of that right now, getting so hungry! xxx

Harriet said...

Oh goodness me I am so hungry right now! Your photos are killing me!

Catriona said...

Just realised I made that treacle tart! :) x

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