Sunday, 25 May 2008
Left Over Pie can be a good thing
This week at school we made apples baked in filo pastry with dried fruits and a toffee sauce and Danish Fruit Shortbread which left me with leftover hazelnuts, blueberries and filo pastry. What to do with a bit of each. I made a hazelnut frangipane thing (8oz each ground hazelnuts, caster sugar and butter with 3 Tbs flour and a pinch of salt and 3 eggs). I buttered up the filo and lined a square baking tin and put in the hazelnut filling, topped it with a punnet of blueberries left over from the fruit shortbreads, more filo on top and baked it all. Well - yum yum. I do love hazelnuts with darker fruits like black plums, blackberries, blackcurrants and blueberries (although the blueberries with their soft flavour are less effective than some others).