#rugbyrecipe :- Pasty with a twist!

Its Sunday, so it must be a #rugbyrecipe day!

I blogged the recipe for a lovely warming casserole last week, that can be left so you get a delicious meal when you get in from a cold morning, this week, i'll do a recipe that can be taken as part of a picnic to a day of sevens, or maybe an awayday somewhere. Remember to take scotch eggs and cheese and pickle sarnies. Not a picnic without them!

This one's for Karen and David!

MARMITE PASTIES! (as discussed!)

original recipe courtesy of Good Food magazine.(also, change Marmite for Vegemite if its not available!)


500g potatoes, peeled and grated
200g mature cheddar
100g  breadcrumbs
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 eggs
500g pack shortcrust pastry
flour, for dusting
2 tbsp Marmite

To cook :-


  1. Put the grated potato, cheese, breadcrumbs and spring onions into a mixing bowl with 1 egg. Sprinkle over 1 tsp salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Mix together.
  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to just slightly thicker than a £1 coin. Use a 16-17cm saucer or bowl to cut out 6 circles of pastry – you may need to re-roll trimmings to get the last one. Warm the Marmite in a small pan or in the microwave with a splash of water so it is a bit runnier, then brush over each circle, leaving a 2-3cm border around each edge.
  3. Divide the filling between the middles of each circle, then beat remaining egg and brush a little around each border. For each, bring up 2 sides of pastry to meet over the filling, and pinch and crimp to seal into a pasty shape. If eating straight away, transfer pasties to a baking sheet and chill while you heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Or leave on the tray, wrap well in cling film and freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. Brush the pasties all over with more egg. Bake for 50 mins-1 hr until golden brown and crisp. Eat warm, or cool, in the next 24 hrs.


If you don't like Marmite, leave it out, but add more onion to replace it. Also, try it with no Marmite or red onion, but cheese and pickled onions.... another one that works really well!


Til next week!