A miniaturized Christmas dinner!
If you’re ever stuck for ideas for what to do with those Christmas dinner/Sunday roast leftovers, here’s a suggestion for you, another experiment of mine. This one was inspired by seeing what Heston Blumenthal had been doing in his recent programmes, like the Fish & Chip episode, combining every aspect of a meal into one single snack. This is another easy one, doesn’t take too much time to prepare, and you can adjust the recipe to suit your tastes.
You’ll need, depending how many you wish to make:
– 250g block of pastry (for 6 pies) or a whole 500g block for 12, possibly more
– Any leftovers you wish to use – I used some roast lamb, roast potato, some sage and onion stuffing and cranberry sauce
– An 8.5cm circular pastry cutter
Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4, 350F. Roll out your pastry, and cut out the circles. Lay one on a greased tray, and lay out the filling – a line of stuffing, a slice of lamb, a slice of potato, then some cranberry sauce. Take another circle of pastry (which may require a little stretching before use) and add this on top, before sealing and applying an egg wash. Repeat until you have as many as desired.
Place in the oven for 18-20 minutes, and serve.
These turned out great, a tasty snack which was enjoyed by all the family and friends who tried them.