You Canít Beat A Nice Homemade Pastie!
I am sure most of you know how to make pasties but l thought you might like to read how I make mine!
Whenever, l cook roast beef, l always keep some to make pasties.
I make shortcrust pastry, cut into shape using a small side plate.
I either mince the beef or cut into small pieces. I boil some diced potato, carrots and swede. I also add left over vegetables, like peas or runner beans, if l have those too.
I put everything into a bowl, l chop a raw onion very finely by hand or in my mini chopper. I season and sprinkle a beef Oxo over the meat and vegetables that l have left a small bit of vegetable water in, so itís not dry.
I spoon the mixture onto the pastry rounds that l have dampened at the edges. I fold the pastry over to seal the mixture in, prick the pastry and brush with beaten egg.
I cook at approx 180c until golden brown. At half way, l brush them again with the beaten egg.
They are so tasty and cheap as chips!