Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, in Lancashire in Merry Old England, in the tiny village of “Eccles” (which means “church”), there lived a very, very good baker. This baker created a current-filled pastry to be served on religious feast days. So rich and delicious, these EcclesContinue Reading

Use frozen puff pastry to make this so easy tart from Ina Garten’s recipe. It’s a stress-free recipe for company. Variations include canned pears or peach halves sliced and laid out just like the apples in this slideshow. Ripe figs, fresh off the tree, make a nice tart too. AlsoContinue Reading

The trick to making caramel sauce is to watch the sugar/water mixture and make sure it doesn’t burn. (If it does, it’s tricky to clean up as it hardens. Don’t pour water on it as it will splatter up! Let it cool a bit then use hot water to meltContinue Reading