Day 998 – #33 50 New recipes – finally completed!

img_0186For my final recipe I wanted a bit of comfort food.  All my stuff recently has been fairly healthy (by necessity rather than choice, I have to say!) and I thought it was about time for something a bit naughty.  Having been watching bake off, I thought about maybe a cake or something batter-y after batter week.  But then my eye fell on this book….
Hands up who’s got one of these bad boys on their kitchen shelf?  Or remember your mum having one?  I thought so.  This one belonged to Mark and came with him when we moved in together.  I mainly only use it for cooking egg-y things which I can never remember the timings of but I was taken by the picture of the pie on the front.  I started having a browse.  I didn’t really fancy the pie recipe but I came across a recipe for Cornish Pasties and that sealed the deal.

This was how they looked before they went in the oven and then after:

img_0185 img_0187 So, my crimping leaves a LOT to be desired!  I think that might be why they ended up a little bit dry inside?  I have another two still in the fridge and will make sure they are sealed up really tightly before cooking them to see if it makes a difference.  And I will definitely be adding extra gravy this time too….

They tasted really nice and it was a good recipe to finish on – I could almost hear the seagulls…..


Day 362 – #33 Try 50 new recipes

Another day, another pie!  With the last of the Christmas meat I tried yet another pie.  This was very similar to yesterday’s effort but topped with shortcrust pastry instead of mash.  OMG.  Absolutely gorgeous.  I learned my lesson from yesterday and made a bit more sauce and the result was fantastic.  Again, we have another portion to eat today which I’m very much looking forward to….

more pie

So, all in all we have done pretty well with our meat.  Nothing went to waste.  (Well, only the turkey carcass after it had been completely stripped and boiled down for stock).
We managed to produce:
Christmas Day turkey for two people
Turkey stock
Turkey soup – 8 portions
Turkey sandwiches (to accompany soup!) – 8 portions
St Stephen’s Day Pie – 6 portions
Turkey & Ham Pie – 4 portions
Cold meat platters (with cheese etc) – 4 portions

Not too shabby! #loveyourleftovers