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The Pink Whisk's Cheese and Onion Pasties

Mon 28th May 2012 Posted By Ali Gritt Complexity – 4/5 Cooking Time – 2:30HRS
  • Ingredients
    • Makes 6 medium pasties
    • Ingredients:
    • Pastry
    • 500g strong white flour
    • 120g white vegetable fat (Trex or similar)
    • 25g margarine
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 175ml water
    • Filling
    • 300g potato, diced
    • 300g cheddar cheese, grated
    • 250g onion, diced
    • Salt and pepper
    • Glaze
    • 1 egg, beaten
Preparation Method
  1. To make the pastry place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Rub the white vegetable fat and margarine into the dry mixture with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the water. Combine the mixture and knead well into a smooth dough. Wrap well in clingfilm and rest in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the gluten to develop.
  3. Prepare the filling by mixing together the potato chunks, grated cheese and diced onion. Season well with salt and pepper. Set to one side.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 5. Remove the pastry from the fridge and divide into six equal portions.
  5. Roll each piece into a circle, approx. 20cm in diameter. Use a side plate to cut around if necessary.
  6. Divide the filling between each of the pastry circles placing it in the centre and gathering together the edges of the pastry to seal it inside.
  7. Crimp the crust together by hand or using a fork.
  8. Place the pasties on a well greased or lined baking tray. Brush each with egg wash to glaze and bake in the oven for 45-45 minutes until golden brown.