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    • Obtom
    • By Obtom 5th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
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    Does anyone remember pasta pasties?
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    • 5th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
    Does anyone remember pasta pasties? 5th Mar 18 at 9:54 PM
    Not sure if this is the right forum but I think it would make an economical dish (unless they're figments of my fevered imagination).

    Does anyone remember, or have an idea how to make something I recall as an 'Italian-style' pasty? (it's probably never been anywhere near Italy, and maybe they were called Italian slices).

    I used to get them at the Student Union shop, and also a handmade pasta shop in Bristol and they're basically sheets of lasagne pasta, rich tomato/ragu and all wrapped up in puff pastry. Fantastic for a carb-addict like me but I can't find them anywhere now...

    Any ideas? Thanks!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 5th Mar 18, 11:03 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:03 PM
    Never heard of them

    But last week on Back In Time For Dinner, they made spaghetti puffs

    Basically they cut circles from puff pastry and stuffed them with spaghetti hoops - like a Cornish pasty, then deep fried them

    To me it sounded absolutely disgusting but the teenagers loved them
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 5th Mar 18, 11:40 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 11:40 PM
    My adult children were together yesterday and they were talking about a wotsit potato product that apparently I bought a few times, it was a cheesy mash, shaped like a wotsit and baked in the oven. I can't remember them but they insisted it happened.

    As for the pasta pasties, I have never seen them but I have seen a scotch pie filled with macaroni cheese.
    • tizerbelle
    • By tizerbelle 6th Mar 18, 7:13 AM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 7:13 AM
    I'm up north - we satisfy our carb addiction by putting pies or pasties (shortcrust / flaky / puff pastry) in barm cakes (soft bread rolls) never heard of pasta pasties though.
    Last edited by tizerbelle; 06-03-2018 at 7:15 AM. Reason: more detail!
    • THIRZAH
    • By THIRZAH 6th Mar 18, 7:20 AM
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    I remember having a lasagne pie once at the house of a -very frugal- friend of my parents. She just put pastry over a dish of leftover lasagne.
    • Spider In The Bath
    • By Spider In The Bath 6th Mar 18, 7:25 AM
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    I'm up north - we satisfy our carb addiction by putting pies or pasties (shortcrust / flaky / puff pastry) in barm cakes (soft bread rolls) never heard of pasta pasties though.
    Originally posted by tizerbelle
    A delicacy know as a Wigan butty.
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    • By VfM4meplse 6th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    A delicacy know as a Wigan butty.
    Originally posted by Spider In The Bath
    Up there with a chip butty
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    Italian pasty?

    Sounds like a calzone
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    • By jackieblack 6th Mar 18, 4:53 PM
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    Italian pasty?

    Sounds like a calzone
    Originally posted by katiepants
    A calzone doesn't usually contain pasta though
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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 6th Mar 18, 7:49 PM
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    Used to be a deli near me that did a lasagne flan - that was amazing!
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