Inspire Me

18 pastry meals to indulge in this winter

Who can resist the delicious piping hot smell of pastry wafting through the house during the chilly months? Warm up from the inside out with this sensational range of sweet and savoury pies, tarts or galettes. Sort through these mouth-watering recipes for a winning weeknight dinner or delectable family treat!
Fish pie with kūmara topping
July 3, 2019

Fish pie with kūmara topping

Poached fish is mixed into a creamy white sauce and covered in a cheesy kūmara topping in this fish pie recipe, taking the family favourite to new heights. It’s so simple to pull together and will always be a crowd-pleaser!
By Emma Boyd
Spiced pumpkin pie
Dessert
July 20, 2018

Spiced pumpkin pie

Perfect in both sweet and savoury dishes, pumpkin is simply divine, especially in this delicious spiced pumpkin pie that is brilliant served with crème fraîche, whipped cream or yoghurt.
By Nici Wickes
Broccoli and three cheese pie
Gluten Free
June 17, 2019

Broccoli and three cheese pie

We love this pie, which is really a tart, given it doesn’t have a lid! Combining the magic of goat’s cheese, mozzarella and feta in a homemade gluten-free shell, it’s a tantalising dish that is perfect for a midweek dinner.
By Nici Wickes
Rhubarb crème fraîche galette
Dessert
June 10, 2019

Rhubarb crème fraîche galette

This clever recipe emulates the famous combination of rhubarb and custard, enclosed in a golden pastry shell. It’s a dessert made for sharing, so enjoy with friends and family as a great excuse for a winter gathering.
By Nici Wickes
Cheesy tomato and mustard tart
Breakfast
May 13, 2019

Cheesy tomato and mustard tart

Halfway between a tart and a quiche, this is a no-fuss, easy savoury dish to whip up for brunch. Enjoy a slow start to the day with the family, or make it the night before and take a slice for a quick grab-and-go breakfast on a busy morning.
By Nici Wickes
Pear tarte Tatin
Dessert
July 3, 2019

Pear tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is fast, simple and always a pleasure to eat. For this pear version, we’ve poached the pears quickly to infuse them with flavour, and to help soften any that are underripe. Enjoy for a sweet and indulgent dessert.
By Lisa Featherby
Rhubarb galette
Dessert
June 14, 2019

Rhubarb galette

We’ve had fun here with a herringbone pattern on the tart, but you can place the rhubarb in a variety of ways. Try longer strips, or just short pieces spread loosely for a more rustic approach.
By Lisa Featherby
Potato and mushroom pie
Winter
June 12, 2019

Potato and mushroom pie

For a vegetarian meal that is warming, nourishing and full of flavour, you can’t look past this potato and mushroom pie. This recipe makes three 1-litre pies, so it’s perfect for a night of winter entertaining.
By Woman's Weekly Food

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