I've got a bit of puff pastry left and need some inspiration for my lunch! Fridge contains mushrooms and creme fraiche amongst other things (leeks, carrots etc). Have also got cupboard staples too (tinned tuna?. I think I've got 1 cube of frozen spinach too. Any ready steady cook wannabes out there, can you help please?
I would make a thick white sauce and add the mushrooms and leeks, possibly the spinach.
Roll the pastry into a square and about 2cm from the edge score a line all around, as if you were creating a picture frame. Brush the pastry with an egg wash. Using a fork, prick the base of the inner square.
I'm not sure with puff pastry doing this if you'd need to cook it first - check in any cookery books you have.
Because - things are steady for me at the moment, but I only work 2 days a week (but the summer was very busy and inevitably ended up working more days / weeekends). Most of my work is for 1 client, which is really good as I have a very good relationship with them, if not slightly risky! I'm off on maternity leave from March, so I'm hoping for a couple more projects before finishing.
Theyoungvisitor - that's a good idea, thank you (and does sometimes happen when I've made salmon en-croute before). Thanks for posting.
it's in oven and looks and smells delicious! went for the pastry on top in the end, as i think the mushrooms were a bit past their best anyway, as were very watery when i fried them off! thanks for posting