Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Home made high street eating...

I found half a packet of puff pastry in the freezer the other day and thought I had better use it up before it developed freezer burn!

Before rolling, I cut it in half. I had in my mind to make four individual pies so needed tops and bottoms. Paprika spiced vegetables had already been made. I didn't have any spinach so used lettuce instead - works just as well. The back of the fridge was also hiding some feta style cheese so that was also utilized.

Each pie had some paprika mixture and cheese put on their bases with a sprinkling of celery salt and black pepper.
Their lids were popped on:
And they were baked in the oven. I never waste an egg on the top of pastry, so my baking tends to be a little on the lightly coloured side! They were served with lettuce, carrot and tomato salad, all from the garden.
All the scraps of pastry were pushed together and used to make a dessert for another couple of days. A base was rolled out, pricked with a fork and had a lining of Elderflower and Vanilla Jelly, plus a light sprinkling of breadcrumbs.
Layers of pear and russet apple, plus a little cinnamon sugar, filled in the pie base. The last remaining scraps were used to make an open top.
It was baked until done.
One quarter each was eaten as is, for dessert one night. The next night, we had the remaining savoury pies and the other half of the pudding, with some custard. The pears had yielded a little too much juice so that was poured off to stop the pastry going soggy overnight.

All in all, two lovely meals for very little money. Probably less than that high street store would charge for an individual pie!






11 comments:

  1. These sound amazing and vegetarian to boot. When can I come round for my lunch? xxx

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    1. Any time you like! Meant to say mixed vegetable sprinkled with paprika.

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  2. My goodness they look fabulous! Definitely my kind of food - well it used to be. I'll just sniff it these days! lol xx

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    1. Well hopefully, when they get you sorted out, you'll be able to more than sniff!

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  3. Wow, they looked good - and I have some puff pastry in my freezer too......

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    1. They were good. Just vegetables fried in a little oil and paprika, salt and pepper. The fruit pie - if you make something similar - don't use pears as they gave out too much liquid.

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  4. These look so tasty DC and I'd like to come round too please.
    Patricia x

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  5. Oh my goodness, I am speechless! And hungry too, now, thank you very much!!

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  6. these looks so good and makes me hungry.
    wishing you a nice evening,
    regina

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