Monday, 1 July 2013
Spicy Corned Beef pasties
Hello Dear Reader,
Apologies for the state of my pasties! Pastry too 'short' means there was too much fat in the pastry and it was difficult to handle and split. I haven't wasted it and used it any way. These are for Dearly Beloved's lunches and cost 49p each to make.
2 large potatoes diced - 18p
1 tin of value baked beans - 25p
1 tin of value corned beef - £1.50 - from the use it up store
1 large onion - finely diced - 23p
1 sachet of fajita mix - from Approved Food - (6 for £1) - 16p - from the use it up store.
Mix together in a bowl and use to fill the 'pasties'.
The pastry was 1lb of plain flour, 21p pinch of salt 4oz margarine 22p and 4 oz of lard - 18p. Cut fat into cubes and rub into the flour until you have breadcrumbs and then add iced water and mix until you have a dough. Chill and roll out as required. These could be made smaller and would be great lunch box fillers for children.
Spicy corned beef pasties for 49p each. If you omitted the corned beef and added sweetcorn and some peas the total cost would be £1.93 and not £2.93 and the pasties would be 32p each! The vegetarian version, along with cereals for breakfast and a £1 allowance for dinner would bring a day's food to £1.50.
Over to you Dear Reader, who else thinks they can feed themselves for £1.50 a day and who actually has to? What would you put in a pasty to have a cheap but tasty lunch?
I look forward to hearing from you,
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxxxxxx