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Dedicated man makes 130 pies in four hours so his family have food for the week

Is this the most Australian meal prep ever? Dedicated man spends four hours making 130 pies – including beef, egg and bacon and even custard – to feed his family for the week

  • A man from Melbourne has shared an image surrounded by more than 100 pies
  • There are chicken and veg flavours, beef and bacon and banana custard
  • He was joined by his siblings who each got to take a collection of the pies home
  • It took them three-and-a-half hours and five pie makers going all at once 

It’s no secret that meal prepping can save you time, money and your waistline if you’re consistently eating home-cooked meals.

But one Australian man has taken the activity to the extreme by baking 130 pies using the $29 Kmart pie maker and a Sunbeam variety.

Feeding a growing family of five, the Melbourne home cook said they had five pie markers going at the same time. 

‘Successful day with over 130 pies made,’ the man wrote in a Facebook group.

One Melbourne man has taken the activity to the extreme by baking 130 pies using the $29 Kmart pie maker and a Sunbeam variety

‘Chicken and veg; beef, bacon and onion; egg, bacon and cheese breakfast pies; jam donuts; banana custard and apple and custard. 

‘Too many pies. My siblings didn’t want to get in on the photo.’

Gathering on ‘Pie maker Monday’ the home chef assembled his siblings to make enough pies to feed five families.  

They started the process at 10.30am and weren’t finished with the last pie until 2pm some three-and-a-half hours later.

Gathering on 'Pie maker Monday' the home chef assembled his siblings to make enough pies to feed five families

Gathering on ‘Pie maker Monday’ the home chef assembled his siblings to make enough pies to feed five families

‘We had five pie makers on the go but were rotating them because any more than three at a time and the power would click off,’ he explained to his enthralled Facebook audience. 

Using short crust pastry on the bottom and puff pastry on top they set to work making the fillings from scratch, of which the man shared some recipes.

‘For the apple pie and custard we used tinned pink lady apples and custard powder made into a thick custard with a bit of cinnamon sugar on top of apples,’ he said.

‘For the banana one we used Cottee’s instant vanilla pudding but with 600ml of cream and put sliced banana on the bottom of the pie then custard then sliced banana on top. Delicious.’

The chicken filling consisted of cooked chicken with added cream, carrots, peas and corn

The chicken filling consisted of cooked chicken with added cream, carrots, peas and corn

The post attracted over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments with individuals asking when they would be allowed to come over for dinner (Kmart pie maker pictured)

The post attracted over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments with individuals asking when they would be allowed to come over for dinner (Kmart pie maker pictured)

The chicken filling consisted of cooked chicken with added cream, carrots, peas and corn.

Cheese and flour was used to thicken it before it was added to the pastry.

Each of the families were tasked with taking a small collection home and putting them in the freezer.  

‘Generally we always reheat them in the oven so they stay crisp. But we have done it straight from frozen and that works just as well,’ one of his siblings added to the thread. 

The post attracted over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments with individuals asking when they would be allowed to come over for dinner. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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