Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Pastry and pecan pie

Following the success of the quiche made with my very own homemade pastry, I was persuaded to make K a pecan pie. This time I made a rich sweet shortcrust pastry, adding icing sugar and egg, and then a pecan pie filing using a Mary Berry recipe. It tasted a bit eggy on the day it was made, but the flavours melded, and it was pronounced preferable to my Bakewell tart, which surprised me as that is always enthusiastically recieved.

Quiche has been made two more times since the first, with different fillings, all being equally successful. Here is the latest - asparagus, tomato and goats cheese....


  1. The quiche looks delicious! I love quiche, but I'm afraid the idea of making my own from scratch completely daunts me :P

  2. I want to come eat at your house! The quiche looks delicious, and pecan pie is a family favorite. I was wondering about your chocolate shortbread -- any chance you could share the cocoa/flour ratio without violating the copyright? That's one that I'm definitely going to have to experiment with! :) Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. I've never had Bakewell tart, but that looks exactly like the sort of thing I would love, must research this!

    I also highly recommend Chocolate Pecan Pie -- just add some melted chocolate to the mixture before baking. Bittersweet is good so it doesn't get too sweet.

    And what is not to love about goat cheese? I put it in everything I can think of. Risotto with goat cheese, one of my favorite things.

  4. So delicious looking. Funny you say it was better received than the bakewell, i always wonder whether other people feel the same way about my cooking that i do!

  5. Nymeth - I thought it would be difficult, but it is so easy. The worst bit is rolling out the pastry, but you could use ready rolled. Then it's just a case of beating an egg with some milk and putting in some sort of filling.

    Susan - hopefully you've had an email from me! I would love to have more people to bake for - K is trying to watch his weight and isn't getting through the biscuits so fast which is making me a bit frustrated!

    Karen - not sure about chocolate pecan pie, but think K would probably love it! I'm a fan of risotto with goats cheese too :)

    Jane - it's weird isn't it?! Things I would like are not necessarily the same as what K would like!

  6. I haven't had breakfast yet so your quiche is looking pretty good to me right now. And yes, I would dive into that pecan pie afterwards with no problem!

  7. Those look scrummy, my OH isn't a quiche fan so I've not made a quiche since my school cookery lessons.


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