Helen’s(Apprentice) Home Cooking

As the Boss has still got the lurgy & I am fed up with living off of soup, I decided to use up what was left in the fridge. So here is the meal I concocted.

Bits n Bobs Pie

Ingredients found in fridge for filling:


  • Baked Potato x 1 (or equivalent of mashed)
  • Mushrooms x 3
  • Hot Dog x 1 or 2
  • Bacon Rasher x 1
  • Frinkadellen (Pork Burgers) x 2
  • Frinkadellen Lidl


Ingredients cut ready

  1. Fry the bacon rasher, once cooled cut into small pieces.
  2. Cut mushrooms as above, saute in butter & garlic (1 clove crushed or 1tsp powder) then cool.
  3. Slice Frinkadellen & Hot dogs as above (already packed precooked)
  4. Mash cold baked potato & season to taste.

Hot water crust pastry :

Dough Ball

  1. 150g plain or bread flour
  2. 30g butter
  3. 30g lard
  4. 55ml water

Method :

Mix flour & butter together in a mixing bowl, with your fingers.

Put water and lard in saucepan, heat to approx 50°C, pour into flour/butter mixture and stir with a spoon/spatula slowly until it cools a bit, then mix with fingers until a warm dough as above.

Roll Dough

Roll out on floured board while warm until you reach a thickness of approx a pound coin (2.8mm) to fit 8 inch/ 203mm loaf tin, cut a piece for the pie lid.

Insert rolled out dough into loaf tin and start layering with the cold filling ingredients then topping with the mashed potato.

Add FrinkadellenAdd layersPotato added

Put the pastry top on and pull sides over the top to seal then baste with egg or milk and cut a opening in middle of the pie.

Pie top addedPie glazed

Place in a preheated oven, top shelf, at 180°C/375°F/ Gas mark 4 for 40 minutes. Check to see if it needs more time, if ready take out and cool for a while then take out of tin, if base feels a bit wet, then replace in oven without tin and dry base until ready.

This can be eaten hot or cold as you please enjoy.

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    • Thank you Bernie, seem to have picked up a nasty tummy bug and when you’ve got a dickie tum to start with it hits you hard and lasts for an age, but heh it’s got me out of cooking for a week now. Not that I’ve benefited from that as I’m on a soup only diet currently, good job I love soup lol.

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