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My Feta and Vegetable Filo Pastry Pie

In the Summer it’s nice to have a pastry dish that’s lighter than the traditional hot crust type dish.  Filo is the perfect answer to this. And I have never had the nerve to make my own filo pastry, I like the uniformity and flavour of the shop bought filo, and always have used it successfully.

Filo (or phyllo) is a very thin dough made without using yeast.  It is primarily used for making pastries such as baklava in Middle Eastern cuisine. Filo-based dishes are, like this one, made by layering many sheets of filo brushed with olive oil or butter after which the pastry is baked.

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Restaurant Review: The Square Bistro

Twitter is really the best place to get restaurant recommendations.  And they are instant.  They probably exclude those establishments that don’t have a twitter presence.  But that’s their problem.

We were looking for recommendations for eating in Lisburn.  We were already heading to the new Uluru premises in Armagh, as we have been tweeting with Dean for quite some time through #SundayCookOff, and really enjoyed our meal there the last time.

He couldn’t recommend Stevie in the Square Bistro highly enough, as did other tweeps, so we booked a table.

As usual after running around mountains all day orienteering we were well and truly famished by the time we arrived.  So starters were a definite.

My feta cheese fritters with honey and truffle was delicate but each flavour was there, and the sweetness of the cheese was very good with the honey.

Starter of Honey and Truffle Feta Fritters

Starter of Honey and Truffle Feta Fritters

Due to the carnivore nature of our family, 3 out of 4 of us had steaks.  Nigel had the special, I had the flat iron, and Jordan the rib.

Simple but delicious

Simple but delicious- The Special

Robert had the duck, which was tender and nicely spiced.

The duck main course

The duck main course

Chocolate is always a winner on a dessert menu for me, so both Jordan and I had the fondant, as I am not a fan of ice cream, I always ask for cream instead, and it came exactly…

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

…as requested.  You’ve no idea how often it doesn’t come out that way.  The chocolate quality must have been good as the taste was so smooth.

Mind you, Robert’s sticky toffee pudding also looked like a winner.

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding

This is a perfect place to go for an intimate bustling atmosphere, that ecshews the normal burger/ steak joint format.