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Leftovers Revisited

Haven’t shared recipes in a while and being completely into the whole “save where we can” thingy—not being able to even afford a stupid Döner/Kebab takeout—I went overcompensating with food recycling.

These are the recipes of this post:

  1. Pizza Dough Leftover—Apfelstrudel
  2. Stringy Tangerines/Oranges—Meringue Pie with a Twist
  3. Mashed Potatoes Leftover—Potato-Yoghurt Scones

1. Pizza Dough Leftovers

We made pizza last week (a simple yeast dough, look it up @ Jamie Oliver) so there was about a cup full left over we stored in the fridge, a couple of days later I took it out left it in the sun for half an hour to warm up.

  • Added about half a cup of flour
  • kneaded it thoroughly
  • rolled it out very thin
  • crate 4 medium sized apples it doesn’t matter if they are already a bit wrinkly for baking that means less sugar
  • mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon under the crated apples
  • spread the apples on the dough
  • sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of Demerara sugar over the apples
  • Roll all up and bake for half an hour at level 6 in the gas oven

It is a bit messy I made too much filling for my tiny form

2. Tangerines or Organges that were stringy but sweet

The Fruit Filling

So we had 6 Tangeringes left over that were really sweet but also stringy and messy to eat

I juiced those

added the juice of 1 lemon and

1 Cup of Demerara Sugar (you might want to add some more depending on how sweet the oranges are)

Put this all in a pot add 1 cup of water

and steer 2 tablespoons of Cornstarch into the mix until it boils and turns into a thick cream

Let it cool down

The dough

1 cup of flour

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 Tablespoon sugar

add cold water until the dough is thick and dense like Plasticine

because you have to bake it into the ‘basket’ for the filling

roll the dough out thinly and bake for 15 min (gas 7) in a pie form

take it out and let it cool down

The Meringue

Whites of 6 eggs (I only had 4 left)

beat the eggs add 4 spoons of icing sugar or white sugar

keep beating until the mass is all fluffy

  • Once the dough is cooled down
  • fill it with 1. the fruit filling and then add the meringue on top
  • bake for 20 min on gas 5

You can see I baked them on the pizza trays because I love my scones crunchy on the outside

3. Leftover Mashed Potatoes & Yoghurt

The left overs:

1 cup of mashed potatoes

1,5 cups of yoghurt

2 egg yolks (from the meringue pie)

mix this all

then add 5 (to 6) cups of flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cream tartar

1 cup demerara sugar

1,5 cups of raisins

knead this all into a sticky but manageable dough form scones

bake for about 25 min on gas 6 (sorry I forgot to check the time if in doubt take one out and tear it open to see that they are done)

made 18 scones by the way

I hope you enjoyed the recipes, if you have any more food recycling ideas please let me know. F*&%^^$ student loans are really bogging us down … 😦

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