Monday, November 26, 2012

Lots of links for everyone in today's post.....

On Sunday I decided to take advantage of it being cheap hydro/electric rates all day and do some cooking.  I needed to do something with the nearly 8 lbs of ground/minced beef I bought on Friday, so thought I'd make some Yorkshire Cornish Pasties.  Cornish Pasties are made with stewing steak, Yorkshire Cornish Pasties are made with ground/minced beef.

Here is the recipe:

Yorkshire Cornish Pasties

8 oz Shortcrust Pastry
8 oz Minced/ground beef
8 oz chopped/diced potato, onion and carrot
1 tsp salt/pepper mix (recipe to follow)

Combine filling ingredients.  Roll out pastry and cut into 6 or 8 inch rounds.  Place filling down the centre of the pastry and dampen the edges with water and bring sides to centre  and pinch together, with fingers and thumb (see photo).  Brush with beaten egg and place on a greased baking tray and bake in a moderately hot oven 400 oF or 200 oC for around 40 minutes.  Lowering the heat if browning too much.  ***The Recipe is a Keeper!!***

Dorothy Sleightholme's Salt and Pepper Mix: For seasoning, mix 3 teaspoons of salt to 1 teaspoon of ground pepper.  Mix well together and keep in screw-top or sprinkler top jar.

I doubled the recipe and I made 9 pasties using a 5 1/2 inch saucer to cut out the pastry circles.  I had a bit of filling left over which I put in a Ziploc bag and froze for another day.  The recipe is from a book I have had for donkey's years called "The Complete Farmhouse Kitchen Cook Book," from Yorkshire Television.  There was a television programme that went along with this book, I found a You Tube Clip here.


I had a little pastry left over so I made some jam tarts in a mini cupcake pan

We had some warm for lunch and then again for supper, with mashed potatoes, gravy and broccoli.  The last three I popped into the freezer for another meal.
Also made a batch of choc-chip cookies for dh and at the bottom of the photo is the jam tarts I made.
One of my new to me kitchen finds which I love are these cutting boards.  They are very thin and very flexible and have pictures on them so you can use them just for veggies, meat or fish.  I got them from here and I picked up three sets, as I am giving a set each to two people for Christmas!! (The one on the top is dirty, as I was using it!)
At the end of my cooking session, I had seven 12oz bags of browned and drained ground/minced beef and onions all ready to go in the freezer.  Two more meals of pasties for the freezer; a batch of meat pasta sauce which will do two meals. I thought of having part of the sauce with pasta and the rest use to make some calzones using this recipe.  I have never made them before?  I cooked enough potatoes on Sunday night to put another meals worth in the freezer as well.

I posted a book review on the book, "A Year of Biblical Womanhood," by Rachel Held Evans here if you are interested.

There are a lot of links in today's post isn't there?


16 comments:

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

You were a busy gal in your Kitchen with everything looking so "yummy"; will have to give that recipe a go, as I am sure it would be some my hubby would love. Like those cutting boards, get gift giving idea for that person who loves their kitchen too.

DeniseinVA said...

All looks delicious Gill and thank you for the recipes and links.

datacreata said...

Ah, a girl after my own hearts, using up all your scraps of pastry. Well done on your batch cooking.

Andi's English Attic said...

Yorkshire Cornish Pasties? I've never heard the like! xx

anexactinglife said...

Wow, what a productive day! Everything looks delicious!

Buttons said...

Well I wish I was at your house right now.Yummy.
I detest doing my laundry and cooking one the weekends just because of hydro rates:( B

Jane and Chris said...

I regularly make calzones, my recipe is much easier than the one posted.
Jane x

Rebel Blossom @ Studio 2sixty said...

Everything looks phenomenal! You've been busy :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet your house smelled wonderful when you did all this baking.

Karine said...

Bad idea on my part reading this right before lunch, now I'm totally starving!!! lol

LisaClark said...

Never heard of Yorkshire Pasties before?? Cornish Pasties ....yes I love them!!!!
I guess we cooked Yorkshire Pasties when I was at school, because we used minced beef. Live and learn - thanx. :)

Enie Dub said...

Mmm, the pasties look so tasty!

Hawaii Planner said...

Oooh, the pasties look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Rose said...

I am hungry now! I bookmarked this page...would love to try the recipe for the pasties. I have heard of them but never had one...

April's Homemaking said...

Yum! These all look delicious, I love little meat filled pies, I will have to give these a try! :)

Winifred said...

Sound lovely Gill. Like the cutting boards too, loveley useful presents.