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    Little Laundry Bundles (Meat Snacks)

    Little Laundry Bundles (Meat Snacks). Photo by RonaNZ

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    Zurie's Note:

    This is an old traditional South African snack, simple and easy to make, and well worth trying as people seem to love them. The Afrikaans name is "Wasgoedbondeltjies", translated in the title! In these modern times I'd serve them with a bowl of Thai Sweet Chilli sauce as a dip. Please note that you can choose which pastry to use -- soda water pastry or puff pastry -- so you can either deepfry them, or bake the puff pastry bundles in the oven.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    snacks

    Units: US | Metric

    Meat

    Soda water pastry (or use bought puff pastry)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Fry the meat in the oil, stirring, until it turns colour.
    2. 2
      Add the onion, garlic and grated potato, stirring now and then.
    3. 3
      When onion is translucent, add the mixed spice, salt, pepper and meat broth/sauce/gravy.
    4. 4
      Bring to boil, lower heat, put on lid, and simmer for 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Leave to cool.
    6. 6
      Please note that you can use shop-bought puff pastry. Roll it a little thinner and prepare the same 3 x 3 inch squares as described below, and use the same method, except that puff pastry will need to be painted with beaten egg to get a nice goldenbrown colour in the oven.
    7. 7
      The soda water pastry: sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
    8. 8
      Grate or chop in the butter (if butter is firm, use the coarsest side of a cheese grater).
    9. 9
      Rub in butter with your fingers and palms until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
    10. 10
      Add the booze, and enough soda water to form a fairly soft dough.
    11. 11
      Roll out the pastry, about 1/8 inch thick (3mm) -- it should be thinly rolled out. Use extra flour on your rolling pin and surface to help the process.
    12. 12
      Cut pastry into 3 x 3 inch squares (7.5 x 7.5 cm).
    13. 13
      Place a little of the meat mixture in the centre of each square, draw up the corners and press lightly together, and secure each with a clove. (Meat should be enclosed in the pastry).
    14. 14
      In the meantime, heat oil for deep-frying. You could also use a wok half-filled with oil, over high heat.
    15. 15
      If you do not want to deep-fry, heat oven to 400 deg F/400 deg Celsius.
    16. 16
      Deep-fry the bundles in batches until golden brown and drain on kitchen paper, OR paint the puff pastry bundles with beaten egg, and bake in preheated oven until they are golden, about 15 minutes, but do check.
    17. 17
      Serve hot or cold.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2008

      55

      This does make a good snack or lunch. It is great to warm up later as well. Made for ZWT4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

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    • on June 25, 2008

      55

      I can see that these would be popular at a party. A great little snack to make if you have time - and well worth the time. I reckon this full recipe would make a lot more than 20 parcels. I made 500g of mince and then didn't finish the recipe that night. I steamed some veg and had that with some of the mince, which was delicious. Did the same for lunch the next day so it was probably about 300g of mince by the time I made the parcels. I managed to get 17 parcels out of it. I scaled the recipe down to 200g of flour but I think the quantity of butter is wrong. I ended using 130g of butter but 100g would have done, so half the recipe quantity. Having said that, that is the only thing I changed and I thought they were wonderful. The pastry is light and flaky. The filling is very tasty. Not something you would eat when watching your diet and a lovely treat. Made for ZWT4.

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    Nutritional Facts for Little Laundry Bundles (Meat Snacks)

    Serving Size: 1 (2479 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 346.5
     
    Calories from Fat 220
    63%
    Total Fat 24.4 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 13.8 g
    69%
    Cholesterol 71.9 mg
    23%
    Sodium 542.8 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.9 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 9.3 g
    18%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    mixed spice

    meat broth

    cloves

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