Homity Parcel

I’ve experimented with various ideas for how I think the humble Homity Pie should look.

Finally this is it. This is the one that feels exactly right.

I wanted to find a most simple basic way to encase the potato, onion and cheese filling.

This is the honest, rustic look I was after. It’s a kind of open puff pastry pastie. It’s my Homity Parcel.

Pear Tarte Tatin


It might be going a little far to say that I can make a tarte tatin with my eyes closed, but like so many classics, this is sweet simplicity.


Conference pears in a slightly ginger-enhanced caramelised sugar syrup, cradled in a light puff pastry.

Eye-closingly delicious.