Today I decided to put Silly Yak pastry to the test.
I started with a favourite, something I haven’t made for a while ,sausage rolls. The chilled pastry proved easy to use. I gave the surface a dusting of gluten free flour and unpacked the silly yak ready to roll pastry. I decided to use cling film on the pastry to stop it sticking
The pastry rolled out easily, I then used some delicious Black Farmer sausages for the filling. I just opened up one end of the sausage and squeezed out the sausage meat on to the pastry.
I sealed the pastry together with water and cut to size, Then I brushed the sausage rolls with beaten egg and popped in a pre heated hot oven 200c for 25mins.
I was pleased with the results. The appearance was good and the taste delicious.
The pastry was perfect.
With the remainder of the ready to roll pastry I decided to make a Tarte Tatin something I’ve only made once before. I used a Mary Berry recipe replacing refined sugar with coconut sugar and was very pleased with the result.
Firstly I made the sticky sauce the added the sliced apple and finally the pastry top.
Once again the Tarte Tatin went in the hot oven for 25mins
Again perfect pastry, with very little effort on my part and perfect dessert.
Once turned over you could see the fabulous sticky sauce and the perfectly cooked apples. Will now add this to my list of puddings.
The only disappointment for me is that the pastry is not made using butter. I assume to make the pastry vegetarian, margarine is used. This is something I hate. really not a healthy choice. Maybe Silly Yak would consider making an all butter version too? I know I and many others would be keen to buy it. Sadly I am not likely to buy this version again even though it has made fantastic pastry.
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I’m off to make a gluten free Chicken pie and apple turnovers using more of the Silly Yak pastry, second post to follow
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