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Salmon in Pastry

Charlie came for dinner last night and it was really lovely to see him.   I was way behind schedule when he turned up as I had spent quite a bit of time making an apple crumble cake from Angel Adoree’s  lovely new Vintage Tea Party cookbook.  Oooh, I love the look of just about everything in that book.  Everything about it is gorgeous.  The cake is the first recipe of hers I have tried and it was utterly scrumptious.

The salmon in pastry was GOOD.  I was a bit worried about it as by the time I’d got it in the oven I was three sheets to the wind and I forgot to follow Vincent’s instructions about getting the oven to a certain temperature then turning it down when you put the parcels in.  Luckily they turned out perfectly.  Really, really good.  The stem ginger and sultana mixture put in the centre of the salmon sandwich parcels really works.  I think it would be nice even without the pastry, you could make it in little foil parcels instead.  I’ll use bigger bits of salmon next time though.

Charlie made me laugh a lot, particularly this morning when we were having a conversation about Movember  and growing hair in general.  I like his silly sense of humour.  He’s definitely the kind of house friend I like because while I was in the bath he did the washing up.  Ha ha!

Tonight I’ve been getting my records together for Sunday when I am DJing in my favourite shop in the whole world Audio Gold in Crouch End.  I’ll be there from 11 until 4 spinning the shellac.  I love the photo of me that they put on their website.  How did they know this was me and not one of the other Shellac Sisters I wonder?

Recipe from: A Treasury of Great Recipes.  The Hole in the Wall in Bath still exists – HURRAH!  I may make a little pilgrimage there sometimes and visit the lovely Matthew from Movietone News and his equally lovely wife Angela who now reside in the fine city of Bath.


About Jenny Hammerton

I am a film archivist living in London, making film star fodder and writing about movie stars and their recipes in my spare time. My main website is at - over there I record my attempts to cook the favourite dishes of the greatest film stars of Hollywood's Golden Era - 10 years of nonsense and counting!

3 responses to “Salmon in Pastry

  1. Matthew

    Yes, do!
    The Hole In The Wall is on our street, just a few doors down from us!
    I had no idea Vincent had ever popped in…

  2. Oh fabulous! I feel a visit coming on. He wrote more about it I think so I’ll delve a bit deeper for next time I do a recipe. Haven’t forgotten about Cooking Price-Wise – should be coming to you soon m’dear! jx

  3. Lauren

    It’s lovely to know that another of Vincent’s favorite restaurants is still around. I keep meaning to do a Vincent pilgrimage to New Orleans, but it’s such a long drive!

    I have The Vintage Tea Party Book, as well. I haven’t tried any of the recipes, yet, so I’m glad to know you had a good experience! I LOVE the photographs and all the props. I actually have one of the Queen Elizabeth candy tins used in the book. I squealed when I recognized my own junk in such a fabulous book!

    Have fun DJing tomorrow. You always make me feel quite envious that I don’t live in London!

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