I cook with love and butter, and sometimes I add cream. If I had a saying in my kitchen, that would be it! This all butter pastry is all about how short it is. Perfect for any savoury pie or tart.
This year, the theme for the GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF FESTIVAL was love. Firstly, I want to thank Mel for all her hard work and effort that went into this! And another thank you to Jeanne for judging the winners. I was quite surprised to see myself amongst them, so I feel quite honoured. Love has so many meanings for so many people, and to me, love is feeling that home is where the heart is. Funnily enough, one of the other bloggers said that love is the wind beneath our wings. This is one of my favourite Bette Midler songs and it makes me think of Dave. He has always been the wind beneath my wings! And Bette Midler is also the singer of the song I walked down the ‘aisle’ to.
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I use the term aisle quite loosely as we got married on the beach and the path I took was amongst regular beach goers who were making the most of the late sunshine we have here. The Rose to me, is one of the most powerful songs and I am particularly pulled towards the following from the lyrics: I say love, it is a flower. And you, its only seed. I really feel that with Dave’s love, anything is possible. And being loved by him has been one of my greatest blessings in life. For those of you who want to listen to the song, and read the lyrics you can do so below. What does love mean to you?
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All Butter Pastry
- 300 g flour, plus extra for dusting
- 227 g salted butter, cubed
- 45 mls fridge water
- 10 mls apple cider vinegar
- Place the flour and butter into a stand mixer bowl
- Beat until course crumbs form
- Place the water and vinegar into a small jug and mix
- Slowly pour into the mixer bowl, with the motor running
- When a dough forms, tip it out onto cling film, and shape into a disc
- Wrap and place into the fridge for 2 hours
- Preheat your oven to 200° Celsius
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into 5mm thick circle
- Press into a pie tin and don't trim the edges
- Place into the oven blind bake with baking beans for 14 minutes
- Remove from the oven, remove the baking beans and reduce the oven temperature to 180° Celsius
- Place back into the oven and bake for 6 minutes before removing from the oven and adding your desired filling for cooking