Thursday, 24 February 2011

Yummy Thursday: Cowboy Slice Bake

Welcome to another Yummy Thursday! I look so forward to this because I hopelessly addicted to yummy food and this gives me an excuse to hunt for new recipes and try! :)

Please note: I am NO cooking expert. I play around in my kitchen and half the time something works and half the time it doesn't. The point is I appreciate food in a big way and just want to share that love with you. If you are looking for new Betty Crocker or Jamie Oliver style recipes... this is not your place to look. This is a place for just loving family friendly food.

This week on Yummy Thursday I want to share a new creation I made yesterday called a
Cowboy Slice Bake. It doesn't look beautiful but it tastes GREAT!

A Slice is basically a pie without a pie dish and is VERY english. You can make them with Shortcrust or Flaky pastry. You basically just lay out your dough, add a filling, and bring together into a form (a slice bake like I did for example) and seal the edges.

Anyways... growing up I LOVED a version called the Sausage Bean and Cheese Slice from a big Bakery chain called Gregg's in England. Now I am in Germany and crave them all the time... so yesterday I decided to try my own! Thus... the Cowboy Pasty Bake was born.
Ingredients:2 portions of Puff Pastry (I bought pre-made and pre-rolled becauase it is easier!)
Baked Beans -
True English Baked Beans are just Baked Beans in a tomato juice, but any version would taste fine I am sure. I am a huge fan of American Baked Beans so I am confident that would taste great too.
Hot Dogs
Grated Cheese (cheddar is best)

Ok so it is super simple to make....

1. Put your first layer of puff pastry on a baking tray.
2. Squeeze out as much juice from the can of baked beans as possible and spread the beans over the pastry.

3. Chop up your hot dogs and sprinkle over.

4. Sprinkle your grated cheese over. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Place the second layer of puff pastry over the top and roll up the edges to make a crust and to seal the Slice.

6. Pierce the lid of the Slice with a fork and brush with beaten egg.

7. Bake at 220 degrees c (430 degrees f) for until crispy and golden brown.
The Slice should have puffed up nicely.

8. Slice up and enjoy! :)


Ok, so it is Feature Time!
Most of these were from our awesome Weekend Review Link Party last week so thankyou so much for joining the party Ladies! :)

Here are the best recipes in blogland last week....
Click on the Images to go check out the recipes!!

Green Eyed Girl Crafts presented these awesome Choolatte Covered Pretzels.
They looked yummy and perfect for a party snack. Plus my mum loved the look of them so I guess she voted for this too!

Cinnammon Chip Scones from It's a Keeper sounded very yummy to me
so definately something to try out!

Cherry Brownie Towers from Jill Made It may be my favourite recipe of the week.
My mouth literally starts watering when I look at the picture. This MUST be tried. :)

Sew in Peace blew me away with this fantastic lunch idea. Simple but so brilliant. Check it out.

Culinary Flavors made this yummy looking Yogurt Chicken! The ingredients are easy to get here in Germany too which makes it perfect for me!

Finally I loved the look of this Macaroni Cheese Soup from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Looks super delicious and homely for a cold Febuary Night.

Thank you so much to all you wonderful ladies your your inspiration and delicious recipes!
If you were featured on today's Yummy Thursday then please feel free to grab your featured button and add it to your blog!

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Have a wonderful Yummy Thursday! :)

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  1. That cowboy slice looks like something my kids would adore for a snow day lunch. I could make a whole theme day for the little one - crafting paper cowboy hats, suction dart gun shooting gallery, etc. I'll have to use homemade puff pastry, because the older one is gluten-free, but I usually keep some in the freezer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. All these featurs look so yummy! You've got me craving those cinnamon chip cookies!

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  4. Everything on here looks so yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your lovely comments :)

    I use a facebook fan page and also a personal profile page- on my blog, I have linked my fan page (which shows recents updates on the sidebar). I can send you the HTML codes on how to do it please email me at so I can send over the codes :) Your blog looks great!!! I love the funky fonts

  5. ohh yum, I love new food ideas! I will keep an eye out for your party tomorrow for sure! I love em:)

  6. WOW! Lots of great food on here!! I found you though Traci66 on her Keeping company Thursday. I love it!!

    Come follow my blog

    I also have a food blog and a grocery blog! stop by and check them out! :)

  7. I was out blog hopping and found your lovely blog. Love all the great recipes, I can't wait to check out your linky party!

  8. I'm from the blog hop and I came across your lovely blog. I'm a follower now and I'd be so happy if you follow back :) Your Cowboy Slice Bake recipe sounds so yummy and looks so yummy. I will give it a try soon.

  9. You are so sweet! And thank you for following! I'm following you now as well, and I will be sure to link up tomorrow. You have a great blog! :)

    Following your blog! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook/Twitter, that would be awesome too!!
    Thanks for your time!

  11. Thank you for featuring my recipe! I am glad I found your blog. Your pie looks very comforting and hearty. Do visit again!

  12. Thanks for the feature!

  13. Thank you soo very much for spotlighting me and Kendra and our Valentine pretzels. We had so much fun making them! Vicki

  14. Yum! Look at all of that tasty food. Now, what to do for dinner!?

  15. so delicious
    stopping by from CREATIVE SHARE!
    Love the post.

    Stop by Itsy Bitsy and say hi:)



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