Welcome to the Carême Pastry Blog! It’s packed full of product and general information, recipes, tips and tricks for home cooks and pro chefs alike.

Pastry Is Our Love Language!

Whilst we have never been into going big on Valentine’s Day, we do 100% buy into the romance of good food, fuelled by exceptional pastry.

Why we love chocolate ganache

Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced cook, a chocolate ganache tart is one of the simplest and most delectable tarts you can serve your guests. It’s perfect for dinner parties and special occasions, and we think of it as the ‘little black dress’ everyone should have in their cooking repertoire.

Where the Wild Things Are – A Little More Barossa

Master chef and pastry artisan William Wood and trail-blazing winemaker Pete Schell have one thing in common – they know where their food comes from because they caught it themselves.

‘Cook up a Cure for Breast Cancer’ with Manu Fieldel

Learn how to cook a French feast from celebrity chef Manu, host a dinner party for friends, and raise money to support life-saving breast cancer research. […]

2020 South Australian Food Awards

The South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Food Awards are on again for 2020. This year’s theme is ‘Sharing Our Stories’ – which celebrates the […]

Mexican Fish Picnic Pies

The Sydney Seafood School shared this delicious fish pie recipe using Carême butter puff pastry. "These clever free-form pies don’t even require a pie dish or […]

Queen Fine Foods & Carême Pastry Vanilla Slice Baking Competition Winner

To coincide with Australia Day, the wonderful people at Queen Fine Foods approached us to run a joint Vanilla Slice Baking Competition. Open to bakers all […]

Why We Use Butter For Our Pastry Instead of Margarine

You may have wondered why we use butter rather than margarine at Carême Pastry as the preferred fat for our premium ‘French’ style puff pastry and […]

Little Apple Frangipane Tarts

We've been in the kitchen today baking little apple frangipane tarts for some special guests this afternoon (hint: for our visiting Western Australian distributors, Blue Cow). Rather […]

Lift your reputation with Carême Puff Pastry

Chefs all around the world know the struggles of making the perfect puff pastry from scratch. Flaky texture and impressive lift are always sought after but […]

Potato, Chorizo & Gouda Tart

Potato, Chorizo & Gouda Tart Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Serves: 8 individual pieces *Recipe and photos by Anastasia Zolotarev for Harris Farm Markets. Ingredients: […]

Balancing menu costs with high quality pastry

As chefs and foodservice professionals we are always balancing menu costs with creating inspiring dishes that your customers will love. We often fall back on the […]

Adelaide Royal Show Cookery Competition

Entries are Open for the Royal Adelaide Show Cookery Competition! Test out your cooking skills by entering the Royal Adelaide Show's annual cookery competition. The Show is on from […]

Make Healthy School Lunches a Family Affair

Make Healthy School Lunches a Family Affair We like to try and share home cooking tips that help make your busy lives a little less hectic, […]

Carême Pastry Customer Testimonial

Carême Pastry Customer Testimonial Thank you so much to Claire from Hobart for sharing these beautiful words about our pastry! Claire emailed recently to tell us […]

Can you charge $10 for a dinner roll?

The costs of running a restaurant are sky rocketing in 2018 with both the costs of utilities and ingredients rising. Despite this, most restaurants are still […]

Good Quality Pastry Makes Cents

“Good quality pastry doesn’t cost you more, it makes you more money.” This was the catch phrase used by Carême head chef William Wood at a […]

Keep your Menu Fresh and On-Trend with Spelt Pastry

There is no doubt that more and more consumers are looking for healthier food ideas every year. The recent Modern Food Trends Report states that 85.7% of Australians […]

Beef and Thyme Sausage Rolls

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30-40 minutes Makes: 10-12 mini sausage rolls Ingredients:  1x 375g Carême Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted Diemen’s Original Hot Sauce or […]

Tarte aux Pêches with Spelt Butter Puff Pastry

The upside down peach tart, or Tarte aux Pêches, made with our brand new Spelt Wholemeal Puff Pastry. This classic French-inspired tart is one that famous Chef, […]

Paul Bocuse, Famous French Master Chef

Paul Bocuse, Famous French Master Chef Paul Bocuse, the 20th century’s most influential French master chef, sadly passed away in January at the age of 91. […]

The rise of the Vegivores and Flexitarians

As more and more consumers seek out the benefits of a healthy, often more veggie-centric diet, how can caterers, cafes and the like (foodservice industry) create […]

Australia Day Recipe Favourites

Australia Day, Friday 26th January. It’s the day to be gathered around the barbie with friends, drinking beer, lazing at the beach, or swimming in the […]

Carême Pasty Launches World’s First Spelt Pastry

Barossa Valley based Carême Pastry have announced the recent addition of wholemeal Spelt Pasty to its range of handcrafted artisan pastry. The world’s first-ever range of pastries […]

Six Reasons to Use Spelt Pastry For Catering

When catering for a small or large occasion, you are always on the lookout for new and interesting menu options that are easy to prepare and appeal […]

Spelt the new wonder ingredient

More and more packaged goods and recipes are calling for botanical, natural even ancient ingredients to align with the widespread health and wellness priorities of the everyday customer. […]

Asparagus, Broad Bean and Feta Open Pie – Delicious Magazine Recipe Feature

We love it when the wonderful Delicious Magazine features Carême Pastry in their recipes. On 18th October, the team at Delicious shared some beautiful recipes that […]

Ham & Cheese Croissant

Makes: 24 Upcycle leftover Christmas ham into the perfect Boxing Day breakfast: ham crescents and serve them with a jammy spiced mango dipping sauce. They are great […]

Slow Cooking

You’re tired, you just got in from work, if you have children they are probably ravenous, you’re also rather hungry, this is when many of us […]

The Summer Harvest

If you are one of those lucky people with fruit trees in your back garden, or know a friend who is you will be familiar with […]

The Art of Mille Feuille

Just pronouncing it can be tricky enough let alone the thought of attempting this classic French dessert at home! Mille Feuille translated means a ‘thousand layers’, […]

Make Ahead for Christmas

Be prepared for impromptu Christmas drinks or feeding the hungry masses when family arrive from far and wide. Don’t wait until the week before Christmas to […]

Celebrating 10 Years

Sometimes it’s hard to believe 10 years has passed, in the whirl of establishing a business starting a family and deciding to build our own home […]

School Holiday Baking

Being the Mother of two small children who like to help in the kitchen I often look for baking ideas they can get involved with and will […]

Family Pies

I’m sure we have all been there when it comes to midweek dinner preparation, the kids are starving, you are tired, inspiration is low but the need […]

Indoor Picnic – Beef Empanadas

In a recent instagram post from Alexx Stuart she threw down a sheet in her living room and created a dinner picnic for her family… I […]

It’s A Sweet Life

It’s A Sweet Life – Pecan Maple Tart I am going to sound like the ‘Women’s Weekly’ (whom I might add I hold in high regard), but […]

Roast Pumpkin Tart

Roast Pumpkin There is something super satisfying about roasted pumpkin, add to that some paprika, garlic and chili and you have got me! I’ll be the first […]

Lemon Cream

While nothing beats the soothing comfort food of winter (think of our recent posts: beef pies, apple pie, chicken & leek pie), I do need a […]

Home baked Fruit Pie

Home baked Fruit Pie… The days are shorter the sky is grey, what better way to lift the spirits than with a home baked fruit pie. Apple […]

Pies Glorious Pies

Pies Glorious Pies It’s officially winter so that means it’s officially pie season, well in house it is. Over the years we have delivered many a […]

Puff Pastry Pear Tarts

Puff Pastry Pear Tarts The great thing about puff pastry is the beauty in the simplicity of dishes you can make with it. When it comes […]

Chicken & Leek Pie

Chicken & Leek Pie There are a plethora of chicken pie recipes out there but a perennial favourite in our house is the Chicken & Leek […]

Bite Size Treats

Bite Size Treats… The new school term has started for some and about to for others which got us thinking about home baked little treats that […]

Caramelised Garlic Tart

Ottolenghi’s Caramelised Garlic Tart… We want to introduce you to what we think is the best quiche recipe of all time, the Caramelized Garlic Tart; big […]

Chocolate Indulgence

Chocolate Indulgence… So of course there is a chance we will totally overindulge at Easter in the silky, molten brown stuff, but if we are going […]

Tomato Tart

The last of the tomatoes… Over the last two months we have invariably had a bowl of luscious ripe tomatoes on the kitchen bench. So tomatoes […]

Peach Puff Pastry Tart

A little seasonal love is needed… One of our Carême teamsters, Marie (photo below), is also a fruit grower and stall holder at the Barossa Farmers […]

Blueberry Tarts

Blueberry Tarts little morsel of love... If you are looking for a little morsel of something decadent to serve on Valentines Day these are just the […]

Back to school lunch boxes…

The school term is underway and the lunch boxes have returned to the kitchen bench. When I ask my children (5 and 7) for lunch box suggestions […]

Ham is all you need…

One of my favourite food bloggers is David Lebovitz, an American pastry chef living in Paris. We are not talking a blog filled with complicated creations […]

Get Your Christmas Baking On…

Between presents for teachers, Christmas parades, catch-ups and work Christmas parties the weeks leading up to Christmas feel like a whirlwind of activity where time slips […]

Christmas Feasting

I like to plan ahead when it comes to the Christmas menu. Having grown up in England my thoughts often turn to game or pork (not […]

Bring a dessert…

Its that time of year, party season, when you are likely to be asked to chip in with the food. In the rush up to Christmas […]

Lucy Tweed

Having a roll of Carême pastry in the freezer is a guaranteed shortcut to success for me. Whether I’m mixing some sausage meat with some grated veg and leftover cheese and rolling it in puff, slapping a top of shortcrust on a bowl of ragu, stew or soup, or haphazardly tipping a combination of fresh & frozen fruit onto a tray of shortcrust, I pretty much know I can relax, have a drink with my guests and the results will be artisan and unbelievably divine. Lucy Tweed @everynightoftheweek