Tuna pasties and Easter Sunday Fun

I hope you all had a good Easter. It had rained here on the days running up to Easter Sunday, but thankfully no rain on the day so Easter egg hunts could go ahead !

We had roast lamb for dinner cooked by my mum followed by lemon tart, simnel cake, chantilly meringue, creme caramel ( the least said about this the better ! ) and little cornflake and chocolate Easter nests. Plenty of wine and lots of fun.

I also managed to get some of the youngest family members to be my models for my new aprons all I can say here is that it is easier to work with a 10 year old than a teenager !

These are some of the out takes ….

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one had the giggles bless her and the other one didn’t want her face in the pictures.

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she loves the camera and wooden spoons it seems !

It was all good fun and I ended up with some really beautiful photos.

What did you do this Easter ?

I thought I would include a little recipe this week. Its one of my daughters favorite things to eat and any leftovers go in the next days lunchboxes as they are just as good cold as they are warm.

Tuna Pasties – makes about 6

pack of puff pastry

1 egg, beaten

2 small tins of tuna drained

3 oz of cheese cut into small cubes

flour to dust your surface with

  1. pre heat your oven to 200 oc
  2. roll out your puff pastry until it is bigger enough to cut out 6 circles using a small side plate as a template.
  3. divide your tuna and cubed cheese between the pastry circles
  4. brush around the edge of the pastry with a little egg then fold in half pressing the round edges of the pastry with a fork to close
  5. brush over the pasties with more of the egg and if you wish you can top with a little grated cheese
  6. pop carefully onto baking trays and bake for about 20 – 30 mins or until golden brown
  7. remove onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving

we like to serve these with crispy pan fried potatoes and sweetcorn or in the Summer with new potatoes and a small side salad but my husband likes them best with chips and baked beans.

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Hope you all have a good week

Tabitha

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