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Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Holiday baking: pasties, choc chip buns and not cross buns
When not baking we kept ourselves busy. Kittens, Early Man (cinema), craft, swimming, cousins, rain, Beanie Boos, friends, housework, late nights, Jungle Book (dvd), baking, Build a Bear, shopping, Ballet Shoes (book), appointments, gardening, Coburg Lake park, pizza, sleeping in, jigsaw, 100 things to do before High School (tv),
one batch of Hot Cross Buns. So we decided to bake some Not Cross Buns, using last year's Hot Cross Buns recipe. That meant that instead of piping crosses over the buns, we experimented with some different patterns.
I also baked 3 loaves of bread and a batch of bread rolls in a week (that is two lots of overnight sourdough bread) so I took a loaf to a friend when we went to see their new kittens.
We had a day in Geelong of catching up with family. Sylvia had some playdates with cousins. I went out for lunch with one sister and had pizza for tea with another. My mum didn't get to share a meal with me but she sent me home with a tub of leftover stroganoff pasta bake with mushroom and spinach. It was a busy day.
More pasties from Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Cheese, onion and potato pasties (Tiddly Oggies)
Creamy pasties with peas or pumpkin
Haggis neeps and tatties pasties (v)
Lentil and root vegetable pasties
Pasties with lentils and walnuts (v)
Spinach and potatoe pasties
Ripper vegie rice pastries
from Peter Russell Clarke's Family Cookbook
kernels of 1 corn cob
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
1 carrot grated
1-2 small potatoes grated
handful of baby leeks/chives finely chopped
1 small apple, peeled and grated
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
125g cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp chutney
4-5 sheets of puff pastry
milk for wrapping and glazed
Mix all filling ingredients. Cut pastry into shapes or strips. Drop a large spoonful or two in the middle and wrap or fold pastry around it. Brush milk onto the pastry to seal it and on top to glaze. Bake at 210 C for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
NOTES: You could try other vegies in here, such as onion, celery, spinach, kale, zucchini, cauliflower, parsley etc. I did not have onion so I used baby leeks from the garden which are like chives. The potato, cheese and chia are there for binding. Ground nuts, egg or even some cheese sauce (vegan or dairy) might help bind.
On the Stereo:
The Music of Ooo: soundtrack from Adventure Time