Steak and Guinness Pie

I love pies and I love pies with ketchup! Anyway, rather than make something sweet today, I decided to spend time doing a steak and Guinness pie for dinner. Comfort food is always a good thing, right?

Personally, I prefer full pies … where there’s a short crust pastry at the bottom and a puff pastry on top. Puff pastry is time-consuming to make so I recommend you go to the supermarket and grab a pack of frozen ones. They work just as well too.

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Orange Meringue Pie

Sunkist oranges were on sale at Cold Storage last week. After the Chocolate Cake with Orange Buttercream, I still had a couple left over so I decided to finish up the remaining oranges by making an orange meringue pie today.

If, like me, you don’t quite like the tartness of lemon meringue pie, this pie will win you over with its sweet, citrusy notes. It tastes like Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Sunrise Ice Blended but in a pie!

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Chocolate Ganache Tart

I’m not a big fan of chocolate but occasionally, when I meet a good chocolate dessert, I like to celebrate it. Recently, at a dinner at Portico, I tasted some really good chocolate ganache. My friend Vanessa, who did a food tasting at the restaurant when it first opened, told me that the ganache is made using chocolate and water. So, I did what every inquisitive individual would do – I asked the chef for the recipe.

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Apple Pie with Sea Salt Caramel

I love apple pies but often find them too sweet. This recipe is inspired by Four & Twenty Blackbird’s apple pie where they layer salted caramel between apple slices to give  it a more “adult” taste. The part I enjoy most about making this pie is the caramel – with a little patience, it’s amazingly easy to make your own caramel. Rather than cover the top with a full crust or make a lattice top, I decided to cover the top with round disks of crust instead so it’s … I don’t know … cuter?

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Spinach and Chorizo Quiche

I was craving for quiche but I didn’t want to make the expected quiche lorraine. I was given a block of goat’s cheese from Australia and I have been entertaining the idea of making a spinach and goat cheese quiche. However, at the supermarket, I decided I wanted something with a stronger, meatier, more satisfying taste and so I got myself some chorizo sausages for the quiche.

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Cherry Pie

It’s likely that I won’t be selling this unless someone really wants it bad. Preparing this pie took so much work! In fact, my fingernails are all stained red from pitting the cherries.

I went to the supermarket last night for a tub of vanilla ice cream and came home with the ice cream AND two boxes of cherries. I’ve always wanted to make cherry pie and now’s a good a time as any since I’m on this pie-making rampage.

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Strawberry and Pistachio Tart

Strawberries – such a delightful fruit, both to look at and to eat. As a kid, the strawberry was a flavor I ate in ice cream or as a cream filling in a cookie. It wasn’t until I was much older did I have my first real strawberry.

Since I’m currently obsessing over pies and tarts. I’ve decided to make a strawberry tart.

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