Ideas for pastry shells

Ideas for pastry shells

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Ready made pastry cases (or shells) are an absolute life saver. They are perfect when you need to take a last minute dish to a BBQ or when you decide to throw an impromptu get-together and the possibilities are endless! Here are some of our favourite savoury and sweet ways to fill them:

Eggplant Kasundi. Put a spoonful of eggplant kasundi into the shell and top with a dollop of thick Greek yoghurt. Sprinkle with a pinch of golden vadouvan for added texture and flavour.

Smoked Salmon & Capers. Mix crème fraiche with finely chopped dill & capers. Spoon into shell & top with a curl of thinly sliced smoked salmon, a squeeze of lemon and freshly ground black pepper.

Ricotta & Truffle Honey. Spoon whipped ricotta (place 200g full cream ricotta in a food processor and whip for 2 minutes, add a good glug of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and mix again) into shells and drizzle with truffle honey.

Edamame & Avocado. Mix edamame beans with avocado (keep chunky) and season with Jimoto Lemon Myrtle and Ponzu. Finish with a dash of Jimoto Miso Hot Sauce.

Blue Cheese & Baby Figs. Place a square of blue cheese into the shell, top with a spiced baby fig and drizzle with the fig syrup.

Lemon Curd. Spoon Pepe Saya’s lemon curd or passionfruit curd into the shell. Top with a mini meringue or whipped cream. We also love lemon curd with fresh raspberries & a dusting of icing sugar.

Chocolate & Mascarpone. Melt 100gm dark chocolate & mix into 300gm mascarpone until smooth. Spoon into pastry shell with a sprinkle of cacoa nibs or dust with cocoa powder.

Banoffee Pie. Spoon dulce de leche into shell, top with a slice of banana and a dollop of whipped cream. Grate milk chocolate over top.

Black Forest . Spoon Amarena cherries into the pastry case and top with chocolate ganache (heat 1 cup thickened cream until steaming but not boiling and pour over 250g finely chopped dark chocolate. Leave for 10 minutes then stir until smooth) and whipped cream. Spoon a little of the cherry syrup over the cream.

Salted Chocolate & Caramel. Spoon dulce de leche into tart cases and top with melted dark chocolate and top with a sprinkle of salt flakes.

Peanut Butter Cup. Coat the bottom of pastry shells with melted milk chocolate. Allow to dry. Spoon peanut butter on top of the chocolate base and smooth. Top with more melted milk chocolate and chopped roasted peanuts.

Sweet and savoury pastry cases are available to purchase in our stores only. Due to their fragility, they cannot be delivered by post.

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