Recipe: Ajvar and courgette tart

A new recipe for you! I’ve been working on this one for a while, initially trying individual tarts – but they were a bit fiddly, and who wants to faff about with mini tarts anyway when you can throw together a big slab of pastry topped with gorgeousness?! This makes a super quick and very easy midweek supper and comes together in less than half an hour.
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Recipe: Pear and cinnamon galette

Who doesn’t love an autumnal Sunday? I’ve spent mine pottering in the kitchen, cooking up a feast for some of my favourite people, which was topped off with this gorgeous pear galette. I generally steer away from pastry (too much of a faff, and I lack the patience!), especially if I’m also juggling lots of different components for the first course – which I was today, with a roast chicken and all the trimmings to think about – but this was so simple it almost felt like cheating. No blind baking, no messing around with a fancy fluted tin – just a method so easy, even a pastry novice like me could nail it!
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Recipe: Pear and frangipane tart

Last weekend was one of those really special weekends, the joy of which lingers well into the following week. A big bunch of my university friends and I got together in the beautiful Cotswolds for two days of catch-ups, amazing food (tartiflette, crumble, slow-cooked lamb…), long muddy walks, wine, board games, and so much tea. It was quite perfect really. I was in charge of bringing Friday night’s pudding, and I chose Angela Hartnett’s pear and frangipane tart.
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