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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Cheese, Onion & Potato Pasties

After the success of last week's Minted Potato Pasties, and the family loving them, I decided to make some more this week. First up on the long list of fillings that we want to try, was a traditional filling of cheese, onion and potato. There will be meat fillings coming up but I started with a filling that can usually be found in the store cupboard and fridge (it was the end of the week, and we had nothing else)

Somehow I managed to set my kitchen timer wrong so they ended up a little well done, but we like them that way, honestly. I used my favourite cream cheese pastry again, and again they turned out lovely & flaky and 'just like you get from the pasty shop'.

I think pasty chips and peas are going to be a regular Friday night tea in this house now.

Cheese, Onion & Potato Pasties

Cheese, Onion & Potato Pasties - makes 4

250g Plain flour
150g cold butter
150g Cream cheese
tbsp olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
200g mature cheddar cheese, grated
black pepper
1 egg, beaten
  • Add all the pastry ingredients into a stand mixer bowl
  • Using a flat beater, mix all the ingredients together until combined and just starting to come together
  • Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate whilst the filling is made
  • Add the oil to a frying pan
  • Add the onion and fry over a gently heat until softened, but not browned
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the potatoes and cheese
  • Season with pepper
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces
  • Roll each piece of dough out into a circle, approx size of a tea plate
  • Add quarter of the potato & onion mixture on top of the pastry circle
  • Fold over one side of the dough onto the other
  • Crimp the edges 
  • Repeat for remaining pasties
  • Brush the pasties with the beaten egg
  • Bake in a preheated 200C oven for approx 25-30 minutes, until golden brown
   Cheese, Onion & Potato Pasties
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