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    Quick Picnic Pasties with Salami and Mozzarella

    Serve these puff pastry pasties in lunch boxes and on picnics, or with a leafy salad for a light supper.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    200g cherry tomatoes
    ½ x 25g pack fresh basil, roughly torn
    1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
    1 tbsp olive oil
    500g pack Saxby’s Ready to Use Puff Pastry
    70g pack Waitrose Milano Salami
    2 x 125g tub Galbani Santa Lucia Mozzarella Light, drained
    1 egg, beaten


    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Tip the tomatoes into a small roasting tin, scatter the basil and garlic over and drizzle with the oil. Season and roast for 10 minutes until the tomatoes have softened and just split but are still keeping their shape.
    2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to make a 38cm square. Trim the edges then cut the pastry into four equal squares.
    3. Cut the salami slices into 1cm-wide strips. Pat the cheese dry with clean kitchen paper to remove the excess moisture, then dice.
    4. Divide the cheese, roasted tomatoes with their juices, and salami between the pastry squares. Brush the edges with some of the beaten egg. Pull the corners up to meet in the centre and, using your thumb, press along the edges of the pastry to seal the joins and make neat parcels. Transfer the pasties to a non-stick baking sheet and brush with more egg.
    5. Bake the pasties for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm or cold with Little Gem lettuce leaves.

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    Cook's tips

    This pastry will be much easier to roll if you take it out of the fridge 15 minutes before you use it. It will stretch less when rolling, and so shrink back less during baking.


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