Our family had a great picnic in the park last Sunday and my lovely 7 year old granddaughter and I made a Savoury Luncheon Slice* to share. On the same page as that recipe is this other slice of Mum’s which is also an old family favourite. The two us will have to make it for the next picnic.
I found this recipe in the collection and thought it would make a very hearty vegetarian dish and then realised it would also work as a gluten free dish. The rice/egg/parsley base is a good substitute for flour based pastry.
It’s Grand Prix weekend here in Melbourne this weekend. My husband is a F1 fan and we not only go to the race here every year, but also have been lucky enough to go to several races overseas. As you’d expect the food on sale at the track varies from country to country. So far, unsurprisingly, Italy has had the best. Here in Melbourne it’s all pretty much heavy duty fried things so I usually take a lighter lunch for us. Tomorrow I’m making these Frittatas to take……..
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.