The cheesy pastry base in this recipe is filled with mashed potato, bacon, spring onions, creamed corn and more cheese, which sounds like a great combination. It doesn’t say so, but I’m assuming they mean for you to heat it hot, although cold the next day might be interesting as well.
Seems like when Mum tore this out of the Woman’s Day she missed the last few lines so has handwritten them on the bottom. Her instructions read “other half 27cm” and “over with pastry. 200o C, 400oF – 40 mins”. I’ll add my comments – that this could be a hearty pie for vegetarians by simply substituting the bacon for extra vegetables.
Mum must have cut this recipe pretty roughly from the The Sun newspaper, her breakfast time reading every morning. It’s missing a small section, but I think you can work out the ham and corn filling without it. I’ve never made a roulade using potato, but it would make a nice firm base and Nancy Baldwin’s instruction are very helpful.
I think you’re supposed to make these for kids parties, but with a bit of luck there’s some left over for the adults. They’re best using cocktail frankfurts, but you can use chipolata sausages if you prefer.
This recipe reminds me of the Sunday night teas that Mum used to make. They were always something quick and easy to make that could be eaten with a fork while watching TV, that new fangled miracle that came into our lives after the 1956 Melbourne Olympic games.