Mini Autumnal Pumpkin Pies
There is a slight chill in the air, Autumn is here. I love nothing more than to bake some cosy comfort food this time of year. One of my favourites is the classic pumpkin pie. A dessert pie with a spiced, pumpkin based custard filling with a sweet shortcrust pastry. This time round I decide to tweak it a little and instead of baking one big pie I made mini pies that can be devoured in one mouthful.
To get that perfect pumpkin spice flavour that you find in your Starbucks latte you need the following mixture of spices; ground cinnamon with ground ginger, ground cloves, ground nutmeg & ground allspice. Below is all the ingredients you need along with step by step guide on on to make them.
These chocolate easter nests are so easy to make and are really yummy too. Here's how to make them.
4 x full size Shredded Wheat
200g Milk Chocolate for melting
STEP 1: Add water into a pan. Place a heat proof bowl on top of the pan making sure it is not touching the water.
STEP 2: Boil the water. Whist this is boiling, break up your chocolate and add to the bowl for melting. Stirring occasionally.
STEP 3: Break up 4 shredded wheat into a new bowl. When your chocolate has melted, stir this into your shredded wheat until it is fully covered.
STEP 4: Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into paper cases and decorate with mini eggs.
STEP 5: Pop your chocolate nests into the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
STEP 6: Take your nests out of the fridge. They are now ready for eating. Enjoy :)
These Portuguese custard tarts are quite simply the yummiest bake I have ever made. They are made with a silky custard and a crisp pastry, sprinkled with icing sugar and cinnamon. If you don't want to make the pastry from scratch you can use a ready made shortcrust pastry which tastes just as good. They don't take long to make and only need 9-11 minutes in the oven.
I unable to post the recipe as it's from rick steins long weekend book that accompanies the series of the same name. Shown on BBC Two last autumn, the series visited over ten European cities . I got his book for Christmas and it has become one of my favourite recipe books. The photo's inside are as stunning as the recipe themselves. I have included some picture here just in case you are curious.
Hey Rick! Where are you going next weekend........................