The other day Sue, over at The Quince Tree, made pasties to use up leftovers. This, and a quick flick through the lovely Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new book, River Cottage Veg Everyday, resulted in my abandoning my menu plan and baking four veggie pasties.
There was a turnip (swede to the English) lurking in last week's organic vegetable box and a packet of puff pastry in the freezer. All the other ingredients were store cupboard basics.
My mum used to make passable Cornish pasties and we gorge on them every year in St Ives, but this is the first time in many years that I have attempted them myself. Having realised how surprisingly easy they are to knock out, I'm hoping it won't be my last. Next time I may even include the carrot and onion that I inadvertently left out on this occasion!
We ate two for dinner. The others will make a welcome break from sandwiches tomorrow.
PS I nicked the title of my post from a pasty shop in St Ives which produces an aromatic chick pea variation on the original.