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Cocktail Friday – Grain Bar’s Walnut Derby

by | Cocktail Friday, Made

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Polka Dot Bride
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Grain Bar Walnut Derby

Winter weather always evokes thoughts of snuggling up inside with a cocktail filled with flavours that are rich and deep (preferably with a fireside chat!) This Walnut Derby cocktail for today’s Cocktail Friday comes from Sydney’s Grain Bar – and with flavours of caramel, chocolate and walnut seems like the perfect Winter drink.

Ingredients:

  • 60mls bourbon
  • 20mls caramel liqueur
  • Dash of chocolate bitters
  • Dash of walnut bitters
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Stir ingredients
  • Strain into an Old Fashioned glass

 

Heart Pie Pops

by | Made, Recipes

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Jane (emerald + ella)
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How sweet are these strawberry-filled pie pops?! They are super fun for a kitchen tea or bridal shower. Can’t you imagine the pics now? All the ladies in their pretty dresses eating dainty heart-shaped pies. They would also be great as part of a dessert buffet.

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What you need to make 6 pies:

– 1 sheet store-bought puff pastry, thawed

– 1 1/2 tablespoons strawberry jam (or whatever flavour floats your boat!)

– 1 egg, lightly beaten

– 3 teaspoons demerara sugar

– 7cm heart-shaped cookie cutter

– 6 wooden popsicle sticks

– pastry brush

– baking tray lined with baking paper

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Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan-forced). Use the cutter to cut 12 hearts from the pastry.  Place 6 of the hearts on the prepared tray.

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Top each heart with a teaspoon of jam, leaving a pastry border. Press a popsicle stick into each heart. Brush the pastry borders with egg.  Top with remaining pastry hearts and press the edges to seal.

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Brush pies with egg. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden. Allow to cool on the tray.

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The recipe makes 6 pies but you can double or triple the recipe as required but you shouldn’t need to add any extra eggs as one egg will cover a lot of pies.

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Images and tutorial by emerald + ella

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Yum! Super easy and super fun for a girls’ get together!

About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.

Tuesday Type – Brenta

by | Made, Tuesday Type

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Polka Dot Bride
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TUESDAY TYPE

Brenta

If you’re after a crisp clean font then Brenta could be just the one. This font bounces off the page, with its elegant precise lines – perfect for an invitation to an elegant soiree.

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Brenta is available from My Fonts.

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