Yesterday I left you with this photo, the latest items out of the freezer.
I had my fingers crossed that it was a Potato and Chickpea Curry, well I was nearly right it was a vegetable curry. I must remember to label better ... but at least it wasn't dog food!!
Once they had thawed out slowly overnight I set to making pasties.
Just my usual method, nice oblong, easy to make pasties and as I didn't need all of the pastry sheet for the savoury pasties, I decided to cut off the end strip to make three little jam turnovers for a sweet treat.
This is my preferred way of crimping around the edges to try and ensure that the filling stays inside as pasties cook. I used to get a lot of leakages before I switched to this double folding over style.
I simply brush around the edge of the filling with water and then pull over the pastry top tucking it carefully around the filling and leaving a clear edge of pastry. Then I repeat the brushing with water on the new edge around the filling and crimp over the outer edges of the pastry.
I cut a couple of slits in each pasty and then leave them to rest, covered, in the fridge for a few hours.
After cooking for half an hour they were ready to eat.
One for tea last night with some of the boiled potatoes ...
... and one pasty and some of the potatoes left to cool before going into the fridge ready for other meals.
Then it was an action replay but in miniature, and with some jam rather than curry as the filling.
Again left to rest for an hour in the fridge.
Three very delicious little jam turnovers, which made an excellent supper.
Taken out of the freezer today ready for use tomorrow are these, and a few boxes and bags of frozen fruit. I have a plan ... and it's made me lots of space in the freezer :-)