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Mulberry Spelt Hand Pies + Holiday Snaps

October 6, 2015

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Today is my first day back at work. Please, tell me what will I do without a morning coffee while watching the Crime channel? Ugh, I do not know.

I am easing the back to work blues by sharing some snaps from the last couple of weeks. Which actually didn’t include that much. The first week I visited my sister and had a mulberry adventure you see below. I swear my hands are still purple.

 We made these Mulberry Spelt Hand Pies {keep scrolling for recipe!}. Spelt pastry is infinitely better than regular, yes?

FYI, according to my almost 4 year old nephew: to get rid of purple hands you just rub an under ripe berry over the stains. Trust me, the kid knows everything.

The rest of my holidays were spent at home. I cooked, organised, blogged and diligently avoided all the school work I had to do right up until yesterday. I am an actual pro.

There are also a few snaps below from a paper cutting workshop my friend and I did at The Assembly Co with Laura Jane. I may have had a cocktail {then some wine!} before the workshop which I believe maybe impaired my paper cutting skills? Not sure. Oh, and check out Simmer and Boyle’s cake!

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Mulberry Spelt Hand Pies
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  1. 250g spelt flour
  2. 140g salted butter
  3. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  4. 1 large egg
  1. 500g mulberries {or any other berry!}
  2. 1/2 cup caster sugar {more or less, according to your taste}
  3. 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  1. Make the filling by placing the berries and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. Stir, while crushing the berries, until water and juices are released.
  3. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until thick. Set aside.
  4. Place the flour, butter and sugar in a food processor.
  5. Pulse until bread crumbs are formed.
  6. Turn to high, and with the motor running, add the egg very slowly. You may not need all the egg.
  7. When the dough forms, cling wrap and set aside in the fridge.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray.
  9. Roll out the pastry to about 3mm thickness.
  10. Cut out eight, 10cm rounds from the pastry. Re rolling the scraps as needed.
  11. Spoon the mulberry jam onto one round of pastry and top with another.
  12. Use a fork to seal the edges and cut a small cross in the top.
  13. Place the pies on the baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes or until browned.
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16 thoughts on “Mulberry Spelt Hand Pies + Holiday Snaps

    1. erinmadethis Post author

      Thank you Angela! Mulberries don’t have bags of flavour but such a nice childhood taste for me! x

  1. gabriella

    Hi there! I just discovered your blog via your feature on Blogzilla. I am super excited to start following along! Your recipes look marvelous (can’t wait to try some out!) and your photography is beautiful.

    ps. sounds like a lovely holiday! But, it’s always tough getting back to it. Hope it’s been a great week!


    1. erinmadethis Post author

      Hi Gabriella! Welcome. Here you will find lots of cake, is that OK?

      Thanks for your lovely words. You have a great week.



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