Tuna Plait

Tuna Pastry Plait
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This morning I am thinking about supper for this evening. Now there are times when I know exactly what i am going to cook and it can be thought about,planned and executed without too much trouble. then there the other times when I have to think about it and sometimes nothing comes to mind, that’s when I dread the question “Mummy  . . what are we having for supper this evening . . and when?”

So this evening it is going to be a Tuna Plait, it does need a small amount of preparation if only to ensure that you have all the ingredients to hand i.e a store cupboard.

I have deliberately made this recipe one that you can do with ingredients from the store cupboard so an easy midweek supper.


  • 500g Puff Pastry
  • 2  160g tins of Tuna
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 free range egg (beaten)
  • 2 sticks of celery


  1. Heat your oven to 200 deg C/Gas 6
  2. Into your bowl place the tuna, mayonnaise, lemon juice, half the beaten egg and celery, stir until well mixed
  3. Sprinkle some flour onto the surface and roll out your pastry into a rectangle approx 2-3 mm thick, your rectangle will measure approx 40 x 30cm
  4. Brush your pastry with egg (this seals the pastry and stops it becoming soggy as it cooks), place your tuna mix in a sausage down the centre of the pastry leaving a gap (about 3cm) at the top and bottom, sprinkle the peppers on top
  5. Cut the pastry on each side of the filling at a slight diagonal into 2cm strips (about 10 – 12) the same number of strips on either side
  6. Tuck the top and bottom edges of the pastry over the filling. Starting at the top plait the pastry strips over the filling, right strip, left strip over, taking a strip from each side, they should cross like a plait, tuck in at the bottom
  7. Brush all over with the remaining egg, sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired
  8. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 30 – 40 minutes until golden brown
  9. Serve with new potatoes and veges or a green salad
Tuna Pastry Plait
Tuna Plait

Katie's TipThis can be eaten hot or cold so is also good for taking on picnics


That’s it for today – have a good one, enjoy the sun if you can

Take care thank you for reading

Katie x

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