Apparently, the nursery rhyme that goes “four and twenty blackbirds baked in pie” isn’t some jester's 18th century practical joke. It was “Blackbeard” the infamous pirate’s secret code for a recruitment drive. Sixpence was the wage, rye, the whiskey and “baked in a pie” referring to the pirates crew hiding prior to an attack.
For best results we strongly recommend cooking in the oven:
1) Oven cooks from chilled, Remove sleeve and film
2) Place in a pre-heated oven at 190'C/Fan 170'C For 30-35 minutes
3) Ensure food is piping hot throughout before serving.
If you're in a hurry-pop onto a microwaveable plate or bowl and cover. Cook at 800w for 6 minutes.
All appliances vary, these are guidelines only. Do not reheat.
Suitable for home freezing, use within one month. Defrost before use.
Potato (38%), Beef (24%), Onion (12%), Water, Carrot (4.8%), Butter (Milk), Single Cream (Milk), Celery (2.4%), Beef Stock (Beef, Yeast Extract, Natural Flavouring, Salt, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Onion Powder), Cornflour, Vegetable Stock (Water, Vegetables 21% (Onion, Potato, Leek, Celery), Salt, Yeast Extract, Carrot Concentrate, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Tomato Puree, Parsley, Salt, White Pepper, Black Pepper.
per 400g Pack
MASHED TURNIP WITH CRISPY BACON:
Peel and chop up the turnip and boil in salted water. When nearly cooked, discard most of the water and allow the remaining water to evaporate off. When soft (cooked), mash in a big knob of butter and a splash of cream with an old fashioned potato masher. Stir in crispy fried lardons of bacon, check seasoning and serve. Delicious!