Just a few items which you may need, if your like me I find it easier to be prepared.
Will need non-stick baking tray 24 x 10 depending how many your going to make, I only made half a dozen small pasties with this. Cooling rack, glass mixing bowl, wooden spoon, pastry brush, cup, fork, pastry knife, pastry cutter approx. diameter 15 cm.
- Mince Beef Low fat. 250 grams.
- Ready made short crust pastry.
- Small Fresh Carrot sliced and diced to small cubes.
- Peas frozen are ok. ( Handful ).
- White Onion 1/4 . Finely chopped.
- Fresh Potato just 1 small. sliced and diced to small cubes.
- Ground black pepper 3 or 4 turns.
- Sea salt. 1/2 teaspoon.
- Worcestershire sauce. 1 teaspoon.
- Dried Thyme. 1/2 teaspoon.
- Dried Parsley. 1/2 teaspoon.
- One Egg, for seal and glaze.
Mix the minced beef together with all ingrediants except the egg as you will need this for glazing and pastry seal. Preheat the oven to 180 C .
Roll the pastry out to approximately 3 or 4 mm thickness. Take the pastry cutter to cut out the circles which your going to use to shape the pasties.
With the mixture put this into the centre of each rolled out circular pastry pieces. About two table spoons . Fold over the pastry to a half moon shape.
With the egg crack into small container, using the pastry brush , brush one half of the pastry with the egg. this will help to seal the pastry to prevent the filling bursting out.
Fold and then using the fork press and seal the pastry, gently your only sealing and making a pattern.
Brush the uncooked pasties with the egg to give colour when cooked.
Place onto a non-stick baking tray and place on the middle shelve into the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, at 180 C.
One been baked and looking a nice golden brown take out of the oven using heat resistant oven gloves. Place them onto a cooling tray and allow to cool.
Just a little information about the Pasty.
|Alternative names||Cornish pasty, pastie, British pasty, oggie, oggy, teddy oggie, tiddy oggin, oggy oggin and others|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Region or state||Often associated with Cornwall|
|Serving temperature||Hot or Cold.|
|Main ingredients||A pastry case with variable fillings, usually beef and vegetables|
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