Posts Tagged ‘rustic’

A Few Things: Rustic Vegetable Pie, Black Bread & Roasted Pumpkin/Parsnip Puree

In Baking, Bread, Cheese, Soup on August 19, 2012 at 6:26 am

I made this pie a few days back, but sadly it ended up getting devoured  before I could finish taking photos (slices). It’s quite a funny sort of ‘pie’ – definitely something in between a rustic pie/tart and a pizza, and incorporates potatoes into it too, surprisingly. That said, I have to say, it didn’t feel overly heavy and was quite a delicious and cheap meal. The recipe came from a NZ Home and Garden Magazine, I think – and was in my old recipe book of clippings. To save myself time, I decided to scan the recipe rather than type it out. A bit sloppy, perhaps but it saves time! I would definitely like to make this again and see if I can my base to explode like theirs does in the picture (I don’t know how they do that, they must have made it in summer).

Another day I made some black bread and served it with a roasted pumpkin and parsnip puree. Originally it was going to be soup, but essentially it was just a slightly thinned out puree of roasted parsnip and pumpkin with sauteed onion and garlic, and a wee bit of stock – so call it what you will! The black bread recipe came from 101 Cookbooks and once again gave me the opportunity to use my rye meal flour and molasses. It was slightly sweeter than I was expecting, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing!


Rustic Plum Tart

In Baking, Dessert on March 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm


I baked this some weeks ago, when it was still officially Summer! It was something of a revelation coming back to warm weather and seasonal fruits after a European winter (Winter foods certainly have their comforts, though. Expect plenty of pies in the following months, I’d say?). But anyway, an ode to plums! And pastry is great. And jam. Oh man.


Also, I like what the word Rustic means in baking.


Two Delicious Bakes!

In Cheese, Main meals, Pastry, Pie on October 24, 2011 at 4:06 am

I made these some time ago, but they make me hunger for rustic bakes once more. I sort of made these up using the leftover ingredients I had. One is a vegetarian take on Boston Baked Beans (ok, I know them being vegetarian kind of negates them Boston Baked Beans, but you get the picture) and the other is a cheesy lentil pie of sorts…

Vegetarian Bean Bake (pictured with French Pain de Campagne)

Cheesy Lentil Pie with Wholemeal Crust