With the colder weather coming I like nothing more than to have gorgeous comfort food, pies, pastries, soups, casseroles and slow cooked dinners.
These pies are great as you can prepare them and freeze them. When you are stuck for what to cook, just pop them into the oven straight from the freezer!You can use any filling you like, I make a spicy vegetarian filling using, potatoes, peas and carrots or this meat version.
500g mince (lamb, beef or chicken)
1/2 Tsp cumin
1/2 Tsp salt (or to your liking)
pepper to taste
1/2 Tbl oil
1 Tbl soya sauce
dash of Worcester sauce
Pack of Edmond's flaky pastry (you can make your own, but this is quick and easy)
sesame seeds for sprinkling
1 beaten egg for egg wash
1. Heat oil, in a saucepan with a lid, add mince and cook until brown.
2. Add the spices and the sauces and put the lid on and cook on a low heat until the mince is cooked. This wont take too long 15-20 min. You need to make sure that all the liquid has evaporated, you need a dry filling. Once cooked leave to cool.
3. With your Edmond's pastry, cut each sheet into 1/4's and fill each 1/4 and bring it together making a triangle, pinch the edges together and then using a fork, press down so the filling is tightly encased.
4. Place the triangles on a lined baking tray, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds ( at this stage you can also put them in the freezer to use another day) and then pop in a pre heated oven (200 c) for about 15-20 min, until golden.
Serve with a salad or steamed vegetables.
Tip- If you are freezing them for another day, I usually put them on a baking tray and once they are frozen, take them off the baking trays and place in a zip lock bags and pop back in the freezer.
Till next time