Thursday, 7 January 2010

Cheese & onion pasties

This make a lovely quick supper, and can use up leftovers and spare bits from teh fridge.

Makes a dozen small ones, but size can be varied to suit.

Shortcrust pastry - use 1lb plain flour and 12 oz butter, cold water to mix. Make pastry, and cut into rounds with a saucer as a guide. Mix together mashed potato, grated cheese and a finely chopped onion, season well, then place filling on to each circle, in centre. Brush around edges with cold water, fold over and seal, press edges with tines of a fork. Prick with a fork and bake in a very hot oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

I tend to make them when I have left over mash to use up, it's perfect for these; teh cheese can be any sort - whatver needs using up, one type or a mix - blue chees would be nice for a change; onion can be red or white, or spring onion, you could add garlic too if you like.
I sometimes brush my pastry with beaten egg, but in the depths of winter when eggs are scarce, I don't do this.
I make these ones flat, so they're easy to distinguish form the Cornish ones, which I make in the traditional, crimped shape, that look like wee dinsosaurs.
Equally good hot or cold, good for packed lunches and picnics.


Julie said...

Perfect,thank you for that and as you say a good use of left over mashed spud.

I've bookmarked this post and will be trying them out :-)


MoominMamma said...

Thanks for posting this recipe, apologies if you got two comments from me on this post, my internet isn't behaving :)

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