Off-cuts, left-overs, fresh or frozen fillings are making the most of our retro pastry friend, the vol au vent.

It rose to prominence on the post war 19th century buffet table and seems to be back.

The Chef Next Door has been giving Noni Needs ideas about how to fill this savoury or sweet, crispy-cased dish.

Pic Taken By Eddie Murphy Bacchus Bistro at Chaberton Winery, Langley BC Canada.