Celeriac and Lancashire cheese pithivier

Celeriac and Lancashire cheese pithivier

Serves 6-8

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Tomato, feta, almond and date baklava

Tomato, feta, almond and date baklava

Ingredients to serve 6

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Tomato and basil tarts

Serves about 10

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