Recipe For Cream Cheese Pastry

Baking a cake does not a baker make! I have had this saying going through my head for a while now. It started when I mentioned to a friend that anyone can write a blog but that not everyone is a writer. When I started my blog I was a recipe provider. I wrote my own recipes down to share. I did not even take photo’s of my food! I then attended a writing workshop and I feel that it set the inner scribe in me free. I set myself a task of writing 150 words before I even started on my recipe. Sometimes it is easy, and other times I have to work on it. But I do grab my inspiration where it finds me. And so, I have taken these words out of my head and put them down here. I read a lot of blogs and the one thing I note is that I don’t think it is right to call yourself a food blogger if all you do is copy other people’s recipes, or open boxes / tins / jars and cook the ready made dish. I am not pointing fingers at anyone, but I am saying that I would like to see more inspired recipes out there. I know that the brownie is a common recipe and does not vary much, but take something simple and make it special or share a technique or take part in a challenge. Basically use your food blog to expand your horizons.

That said, every now and then I am inspired by a recipe that is not my own. The other evening Dave and I went to Erica to celebrate the recent purchase of new dishes and champagne flutes. I took along some Vergenoegd Little Flower MCC and Erica made a lamb shank pot pie. I am not a pastry fan and would rather leave it off a dish, or even set it aside. The only way I really like to eat pastry is when I bake a tart tatin. However, this cream cheese pastry really impressed me and I did not even wait 48 hours before making it myself. The original recipe can be found in the 2012 Eat In Magazine page 25.

Do you eat pastry?

Cream Cheese Pastry
Cream Cheese Pastry

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29 thoughts on “Recipe For Cream Cheese Pastry

  1. Nice one T, would love to taste with the zest and poppy seed. I propose a supper; I will use the tagine and you can bring the pastry 🙂 What do you think?
    I found an excellent rolling mat in Strand of all places yesterday, at the Bakers Friend shop. Silicone and non-slip, absolutely legendary!

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    1. awesome! Dinner sounds good 🙂

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  2. A stunning creation! I love it! So tasty too!

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    1. thank you Sophie 🙂

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  3. Do I like pastry?… Tandy I’d like to be wrapped in it!
    Yes indeedy I like the good stuff.

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    1. I shall try and imagine that!

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  4. Mm, I love the lemon-poppy infusion to this!

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    1. and strangely, I am not a huge poppy seed fan, but it just seemed right 🙂

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  5. Hi Tandy, interesting to hear how you write, I’ve been thinking about trying to find a course here, just to get some tips and ideas, I must get onto it!
    and I love pastry…… and I’m loving the idea of cream cheese pastry !

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    1. there are great courses one can do in writing, but the best thing I found was to just sit down each day and set a target 🙂

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  6. This recipe sounds wounderful, & what a bonus it does not have egg. I am going to try it over a vegetable & lentil curry//

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    1. that sounds yummy Usha, please let me know what you think of it 🙂

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  7. I adore pastry but have never eaten one quite like this – one to make when I am back home!

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    1. your at home list is going to grow a lot I hope 🙂

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  8. I absolutely eat pastry! This looks great!

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    1. thank you!

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  9. I do love a cream cheese pastry and I have made that very pastry from Eat In magazine myself and remember it being delicious. I do think that Dan Lepard’s recipe has the edge though http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2007/nov/24/foodanddrink.baking47?INTCMP=SRCH . This is my go to pie crust recipe. I do love the addition of lemon zest and poppy seeds in yours though.

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    1. I shall have to give his one a go 🙂

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  10. This sounds too delicious, Tandy. Thanks for the recipe. Your photo is gorgeous. Those Le Creusets are very photogenic. 🙂

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    1. and I am playing around with photoshop a bit 🙂

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  11. Oh what a fantastic pasty recipe Tandy!
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thank you Mandy – not my own though 🙂

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  12. Sounds and looks delicious, Tandy!
    I love the use you make of your Le creusets 🙂

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    1. they were a lovely gift I try and use often 🙂

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  13. Very delicious idea:)

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    1. thank you Roger 🙂

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  14. Haha I like that saying – people do tend to have such a narrow view of baking!
    Loving your cream cheese pastry 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. thank you CCU 🙂

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