Woolton Pie. Good for vegetarians and cheap to make.

This pie is named after the Minister of Food- Lord Woolton. It is and adaptable recipe that you can change according to the ingredients you have available.

Dice and cook about 1lb of each of the following in salted water: potatoes (you could use parsnips if topping the pie with mashed potatoes), cauliflower, swedes, carrots. Strain but keep the vegetable water.

Arrange the vegetables in a large pie dish or casserole. Add a little vegetable extract and about 1oz rolled oats or oatmeal to the vegetable liquid. Cook until thickened and pour over the vegetables: add 3-4 chopped spring onions.

Top with pastry, potato pastry or mash potatoes and a very light grating of cheese and heat in a hot oven ubtil golden brown. Serve with gravy.

Potato Pastry

This is pastry that should be used a great deal as it helps to lighten the flour and makes our rations go further.

1. Sift 4oz self-raising flour with a pinch of salt, Rub in 11/2 -2 oz cooking fat. Add 4 oz smooth mashed potato. Mix thoroughly then add a little water to bind. Roll out on a floured board and use as ordinary pastry. It can be baked in the oven. Note. this is a soft pastry.

2. Sift 6oz self-raising flour with a pinch of salt. Rub in 2-3 oz cooking fat, add 2 oz raw grated potato. Mix well and bind with water. Roll out on a floured board and use as ordinary pastry. Bake as above.note: This has a more interesting flavour than the first recipe.

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