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Sunday 7 October 2018

Minced Beef Pasties

This week saw pastry week on GBBO and me, once again, running out of time to actually bake. Whilst I would have loved to bake an intricate pie, I am afraid that a more simple approach was needed and I went for minced beef pasties instead.

Minced Beef Pasties

I used to loved these as a child. My mum would make them (I think using shop bought pastry which quite frankly is easier!) We would have them with gravy, baked beans and most important of all, brown sauce.

We used to call them Cornish pasties, but after googling similar recipes, I don't want to offend any Cornish people so we will just call them minced beef pasties, which are a bit like Cornish ones. They went down pretty well with the boys and big man didn't even complain about addition of swede. His littlest brother was not so happy with this unusual vegetable that he managed to pick out!

This recipe made 5 pasties.

Minced Beef Pasties


Minced Beef Pasties

  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 2tbsp water
  • A small potato
  • Half a small swede
  • 200g minced beef
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Egg wash (optional)
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180℃
  2. Rub the butter and flour. Add the water slowly to make a dough. 
  3. Peel and chop the swede and potato into thin squares.
  4. Fry this along with the garlic and mince.
  5. Roll the pastry thinly and use an individual pie dish to cut around.
  6. Place a couple of tablespoons of the miced beef mixture into the pastie and pinch the sides to enclose the mixture.
  7. Cut a couple of air holes and was with egg. Bake until golden brown

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