Saturday, 28 December 2013

Leftovers

Well that's Christmas done and dusted for another year... and what a good one it has been. Fun times with family and friends, food, drink, laughter and games. I hope you've had good times too! The last of the family left this morning but the left overs carry on going...
 
 
Although I don't eat meat I do cook a turkey for everyone else and it is traditional that I bung absolutely everything that is left over under a puff pastry lid for a Boxing Day Pie. But this year I did something a little different... inspired by Paul Hollywood's Hand Raised Boxing Day Pie.

 
Separate layers of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce in a hot water crust... not entirely left overs though as I had to make more stuffing and more cranberry sauce to make the pie as we had used both up at our Christmas lunch.

 
Obviously I can't testify to what it tastes like but it is disappearing fast!
 
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16 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good one Gina! We are more veggie than not so the 2 meat eaters had a turkey breast joint and got to take the leftovers home with them. Leftover 'pigs in blankets' went into the cats.
    V xxx

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  2. I can't think about any more food but I'm sure that pie tastes as good as it looks. Glad you had such a good time - it all passes so quickly doesn't it?

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  3. Glad you had a fab Christmas. Your pie looks very tasty and very professional.

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  4. I saw Paul Hollywood making that Gina. It did look very interesting and the traditional mould he used gave it a lovely shape too. I couldn't decide whether I liked the savoury and sweet mixture.

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  5. I think I would like to eat some of that pie, it looks tasty.

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  6. Wow, that's some pie, it looks amazing - I bet there's not much left by now!

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  7. That's one handsome raised pie!

    Here's hoping your Christmas was magical Gina and that 2014 brings only good things to you and yours x

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  8. Fantastic pie! That's a great idea for leftovers. I've just finished off our leftover Brie, singlehanded. Probably a mistake. Will I get nightmares?! And just when we could do with some "lean" days we're off to be fattened up by Mamgu.

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  9. That's some pie - we had the remains of the turkey in plain shortcrust today, but I must say it went down well. Just a few pickings for the cat left.

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  10. Looks delicious, but sadly I had no leftovers this year, so will have to wait until next Christmas to try this recipe.

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  11. Wow! That looks so professional, and tasty Gina,

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  12. That looks delicious. I have never made a hot water crust. I must try it sometime.

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  13. See, just as I suspected. Having spent Christmas Day slaving over a hot stove, you then do the same again on Boxing Day, including making pastry, AND cranberry sauce to make a pie you don't even eat. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - you ARE weird.
    Good job I like weird xxx

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  14. You can't stop cooking can you? that pie looks absolutely delicious and obviously the rest of the family thought so too. Glad you all enjoyed a great Christmas. Cheers

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  15. Ooh, very Mrs Beeton! I've only once had a go at a hand raised pie (veggie version). Quite enjoyed the play doh effect but made the mistake of making in advance and freezing it. It took forever to defrost and was still rock hard in the middle when I served it.

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