My last word on Christmas in July for this year – just like ‘real’ Christmas, there are leftovers! There are stacks of ideas of things to do with them all, but here is one very simple one – the pastie. Keep them in the fridge, or freeze them, and have a “night off” from cooking one night during the week.
I took all the leftover pork and applesauce, I had one beet left over and some gravy which had thickened up a lot in the fridge. I chopped the pork and beetroot finely, mixed in the applesauce and cold gravy, and added a little extra salt, pepper and crumbled sage. I then took four sheets of puff pastry, and divided the mix up, folding them over and sealing the edges together. Instead of an egg wash, I sprayed the tops of the pasties once they were on the baking tray, and baked them for about half an hour (they were very big!) in a 180 degree celcius oven.
Not really a recipe, just an idea.
Next step for me is firing up the “flame thrower” and making some brulee! My house insurance is paid up, so away I go!