Welcome to week ten of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge. This week’s theme is Australian.
I was talking to my wonderful MIL this past Friday. During the conversation we talked about this week’s Reddit challenge. I mentioned the theme, and she told me about some delicious hand pies she and my FIL had made a while back. Today after deliberating for a couple days, I decided to make Australian meat hand pies.
I used a recipe for pasties pastry that a friend shared with me a while back. It is a recipe that her grandmother used. It is a really easy pastry to put together, and easy to work with, as well as being extremely forgiving. I almost forgot the best part, it turns out really flaky and delicious every time I make it. You can just use your favorite pastry though, and your pies will be yummy.
I used a small cereal bowl for some of the pies, and a soup bowl for others. I placed the bowl upside down on top of the rolled out pastry, and cut around it with a knife. I then carefully lifted the bowl and was left with a circle of pastry.
After I placed a few tablespoons of cooled filling into the center of the pastry circle, I dipped my finger in a small ramekin of water, and wet the entire edge of the pastry circle.
Then I folded one side over the filling, and pressed around to seal the half circle.
Using the tines of a fork, I crimped the edges so they were even more sealed and had a finished, pretty edge.
I should have doubled the pastie pastry, because I had a lot of filling left over. My pastry recipe made four cereal bowl sized hand pies and three soup bowl sized hand pies for lunch.
My girls, and Dominic went to town on these scrumptious pies. I barely had time to snap some finished pictures before they were devouring them.
We added some rice wine vinegar and Bragg Aminos to the leftover filling, and served it for dinner over rice(for them), and sauteed cabbage(for me) and it was yummy! I hope you make these hand pies and share them with your family and friends, I know they will appreciate the pies and you.
|Australian Beef and Vegetable Hand Pie|
Tags: Australian, carrots, cream, garlic, hand pie, ketchup, meat hand pie, meat pie, onion, organic free range beef, pastie pastry, Reddit, Reddit's 52 weeks of cooking challenge, rutabaga, Siracha, Tomato Sauce
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