A thrifty shopper has revealed her recipe to recreate Greggs bacon and cheese wrap in lockdown for just 71p.
Hayley Bulgen, from Great Dunlow, Essex, posted the recipe on Facebook, sharing how she makes the pastry treat using Aldi ingredients with change from £1 in three simple steps.
The Beauty and Holistic therapist said the recipe was ‘so easy’, revealing how she she grated mature cheddar cheese on to rolled puff pastry, before placing two pieces of bacon on top and wrapping the goey centre inside before baking.
While Greggs cafes are currently closed across the country due to the coronavirus shutdown, the shop’s Bacon and Cheese Wrap would usually set customers back £1.65.
Hayley Bulgen, from Great Dunlow, Hertfordshire, revealed she made the dish using Aldi ingredients with change from a £1, in three simple steps, in a recipe she described a s ‘so easy’
HOW TO MAKE GREGG’S CHEESE AND BACON PASTRY FOR 71P
INGREDIENTS & COST
* Price per Bacon and Cheese Wrap
- Ready Rolled Puff Pastry – 85p/6 = 14p
- British Grated Mature Cheese – £1.49/6 = 25p
- Smoked Back Bacon – £1.59/10 = 16p (32p for 2)
- Mixed herbs, to taste
- Egg wash (beaten egg yolk)
METHOD, makes six
- Rolled the puff pastry out a bit and divided into six squares
- Sprinkle a little grated cheese diagonally on each sqaure
- Lay two rashers of back on top, sprinkled some mixed herbs to taste
- Folded two corners over.
- Brush with egg wash and a the more cheese on top.
- Bake at 180 for 20 mins or until golden.
Writing in the Facebook group, Aldi Shoppers UK, she said: ‘I rolled the puff pastry out a bit and divided into six squares.
‘I then sprinkled a little grated cheese diagonally and laid two rashers of back bacon on top, sprinkled some mixed herbs on and folded the two corners over.’
‘Brushed with egg wash and a the more cheese on top. Baked at 180 for 20 mins or until golden.’
Fans were quick to praise the creation, with many saying they would love to try the recipe out for themselves.
The Beauty and Holistic therapist bought a rolled puff pastry for 85p, and grated mature cheddar cheese for £1.49 – each of which have six portions worth inside.
One said: ‘Looks lovely.’
Another added: ‘They look yummy!’
‘These are making my mouth water just looking at them,’ another commented.
A third added: ‘They’re my favourite, better than the frozen ones.’
Fans were quick to praise the creation, with many saying they were keen to try the home bake recipe for themselves
It comes after Greggs revealed the recipes for their cheese and bean pasty at home.
In a video shared to their Facebook page they took fans through a step-by-step process on how to put together the much loved melt.
The bakery is among the many high street favourites to share their usually tightly-guarded secrets during the coronavirus pandemic.
McDonalds have shared how to make their Sausage and Egg McMuffin, while Pizza Express and Wagamamas are releasing weekly recipes.
How to make a Greggs pasty at home
Just like McDonalds, Greggs has shared how to make its famous sausage bean and cheese melt at home.
In a video shared to Greggs’ Facebook page the chain takes fans through a step-by-step process on how to put together the much loved melt.
To assemble, all you need is a can of baked beans with sausages, cheese, puff pastry and an egg.
Start by preheating your oven to 180C/Gas mark 4.
Then cut out two squares of puff pastry and egg wash the edges.
The, put the bean and sausage mix into a bowl and mash it with a fork before placing the mixture in the pre-rolled pastry.
Sprinkle the cheese on top and place the other piece of pastry on top, then push down your fork to the edges of the square to seal the parcel.
Do another egg wash across the entire pasty and bake for 20 minutes.
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