Recipes starting with P

    Pakora

    Pakora

    Delicious and very easy to make Indian snacks which are vegetarian/vegan and gluten free. Use thinly sliced potatoes in place of some of the spinach and onion for a change.

    • Time: 30 minutes
    • Complexity: easy

    Paris Brest

    Paris Brest

    A classic choux pastry ring, named after the famous French Paris to Brest cycle race and created by Chef Pierre Giffard in 1910. Traditionally one large wheel shape choux ring is filled with a praline mousseline although I prefer making individual choux rings. If you prefer a less buttery and quicker to make filling, just add the blitzed praline to whipped double cream and use this to fill the pastries. The praline can be made with either almonds or hazelnuts.

    • Time: Allow 2 to 3 hours (praline and creme patissiere can be made ahead)
    • Complexity: advanced

    Parsnip Fritters

    Parsnip Fritters

    Crispy and light vegetarian, choux pastry fritters suitable as a starter, light supper or as nibbles with drinks. They take a little time to make but are well worth the effort.

    • Time: 50 minutes
    • Complexity: advanced

    Pitta Bread Crisps

    Pitta Bread Crisps

    Such an easy way to use leftover over pitta breads or to make to go with dips at a party. These pitta bread crisps will keep in an airtight container for at least a week, if not longer.

    • Time: 15 minutes
    • Complexity: very easy

    Pork Pies

    Pork Pies

    Pork pies are much easier to make than you might imagine. Just a little time needed to prepare the filling and the pastry and some patience required with the crimping and sealing of the pies.

    • Time: 3 hours including chilling time for the pastry
    • Complexity: advanced

    Potted Cheese

    Potted Cheese

    A perfect way to use up all those leftover pieces of cheese in your fridge. All types of cheese can be used. It will keep for a week in the fridge and is a great vegetarian recipe. Serve on toast or in a baked potato.

    • Time: 20 minutes plus time to chill
    • Complexity: very easy