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Yay! Something savoury! Sure, the savoury parts are wrapped up in pastry, but still. Proof I don’t live solely on cake. I do cook everyday, so really I should post more of the savoury dishes. I guess I’m usually so hungry by the time dinner is cooked that making it look pretty enough to be photographed isn’t a priority. I’ll try harder though 🙂

These rolls were born out a need to use up a packet of frozen puff pastry, and were extremely simple to make and were very tasty. The size of the rolls could be reduced to give a more ‘bitesize’ party style treat. Play around with the fillings – some bacon or mozzarella would be great fillers too 🙂

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Spinachy Tart

This is my first tart. And it’s a savoury tart. Wonders will never cease.

I’m not gonna lie, this is time-consuming. I made the pastry for the tart case from scratch, baked it, cooled it, made filling, filled it, and baked it. And it was really nice. Result!  But it is a bit posh for a regular day (or maybe I’m not posh enough). We had it as a main course for a light dinner after a whopping Sunday morning fry-up. It would make a good starter I think, with small slices served with some salad greens. For a posh dinner party.

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Fishcakes!

These fishcakes deserve an exclamation mark because I’ve never made fishcakes before and these were a success! Woo! I bought some fresh fish (haddock and salmon) a while back thinking it was high time I made some fishcakes or a fish pie but it all ended up in the freezer. Today I gave the freezer a (long overdue) defrosting and found the frozen fish. After a bit of reading I found that the consensus is that a fishcake without some sort of smoked fish is a bland, boring affair. So I had to get some smoked fish to put into the cakes. I am afraid of smoked fish (not smoked salmon because it is great, but the stuff with the weird yellowy colour at the fish counter that will stink your house out when you cook it) so, for the first time ever, I came back from the supermarket with a small piece of smoked coley – apparently just as good as smoked haddock but much cheaper. Who knew?  And so the fishcakes were born…

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