Frangipane tart in spelt pastry case

Frangipane tarts featured on last week’s GBBO and I must admit that my first thought was “.. A bit simple for week 6′. Anyhow if it’s good enough for GBBO at this stage of the challenge its good enough for my end of week dinner party. I made a spelt flour pastry which I featured…

What is the best sweet pastry?

Of course I haven't got the answer – it's a case of 'horses for courses' – but this post is quite self indulgent because I have so many favourites that I waste a lot of time remembering what post I used what pastry base in, so I think pastry deserves a post of its own….

Spelt shortcrust pastry

This is a good pastry if you are looking for an alternative to highly refined white flour. If I am making sweet pastry I love to add vanilla pod scrapings, and I frequently add zest of a lemon or orange. This variation is in a lovely book (Love Bake Nourish)by Amber Rose but, honestly it…