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Cornish Pasties

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  Chuck steak 1 Pound, diced (450 Gram)
  Potato 6 Ounce, diced (175 Gram, 1 Whole)
  Swede 6 Ounce, diced (175 Gram, Rutabaga)
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Dried mixed herbs 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Ground black pepper To Taste
For pastry
  Plain flour 12 Ounce (350 Gram / 3 Cups, All Purpose)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 4 Ounce, diced (115 Gram / 1/2 Cup)
  Lard/White vegetable fat 2 Ounce (50 Gram / 1/4 Cup)
  Chilled water 90 Milliliter (6 Tablespoon)

1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, lightly rub or cut in the butter and lard or vegetable fat, then sprinkle over most of the chilled water and mix to a soft dough, adding more water if necessary. Knead the pastry on a lightly floured surface for a few seconds until smooth. Wrap in clear film (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/ Gas 7, Divide the pastry into six pieces, then roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface to a 20cm/8in round.
3. Mix together the steak, vegetables, herbs and seasoning in a bowl, then spoon an equal amount on to one half of each pastry round.
4. Brush the pastry edges with water, then fold the free half of each round over the filling. Press the edges firmly together to seal, then use your fingertips to crimp the edges.
5. Brush the pasties with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 160°C/325°F/Gas 3 and bake for 1 hour more. Serve the pasties hot or cold with a salad garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Cornish Pasties Recipe