Monday, 29 July 2013

Rescuing The Remnants

pastryOn Saturday I decided that I ought to defrost the freezer, and also sort out any BBQ leftovers. I found a packet of puff pastry in the freezer – I’d got it seriously reduced [it was flavoured with lemon and dill, so I thought I should use it for something savoury]

I diced some carrots, potatoes and courgettes, and some of the pork, and made filling for pasties. The pastry was ‘ready rolled- and I was disappointed with its thinness- I had to keep patching up the holes as I worked. But I was very pleased with the taste of the pasties - we had them for Saturday lunch with salad. Bob had suggested adding some thyme, and that worked brilliantly


I also made a batch of shortcrust pastry and produced two veg and pork pies to go back into the re-organised freezer.

I used a little of the pastry to make some tartlets. I lined 4 small tins with pastry then put another tin on top, to ‘bake blind’



I filled the tartlets with a few blackberries, snipped some marshmallows onto the top – then grilled them briefly


There was a small tub of frozen whipped cream in the freezer, so we had tartlets and cream for dessert on Saturday evening.

There wasn’t much pork left Thursday night – and all the kebabs, cookies and ice cream were eaten. Not that you can recycle ice cream!


  1. Yum! The blackberries in my post are still green - were yours frozen?

    1. Yes they were, and I decided they should be eaten up before THIS year's crop comes in!

  2. The only thing I have to say after seeing those photos is YUM! YUM! Thanks for sharing.


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