Thursday, 13 June 2013

Tasty Thursday # 9- recipe for cheese and potato pasties


Cheese and potato pasty

Ingredients
250g plain flour
125g hard margarine or butter
3 x 15ml spoons of water
1 medium Potato
1 medium Onion
75 g Cheese
1 egg

Equipment
2 Mixing bowls, measuring jug, scales, round bladed knife, vegetable knife, chopping board, grater, baking tray.

Method
Preheat the oven to 220c or gas mark 7.
Sift the flour in a large mixing bowl.
Rub in the margarine or butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Mix in the water with a round bladed knife.
Form the mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.
Wrap in cling film and chill for 10 minutes.
Chop the onion and potato into small cubes.
Fry in oil until onion is clear and the potato has started to soften.
Grate the cheese.
Mix the cheese, onion and potato together in a mixing bowl.
Roll out the pastry and cut four circles.
Spoon the mixture into the centre of the circles, and damp the edges of the pastry with water.
Fold over the pastry and press down.
Transfer to a greased baking tray and bake for 25 minutes

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