Friday, December 27, 2013

Homemade Pasties

Another odd occasion where I was able to step foot in the kitchen I managed to cook the most amazing batch of Homemade Pasties that were not only yummy to eat but had that surreal comfort food feel of bakery purchased food without all the hidden fat or guilt.

Our whole family have a passion, or you could say an intense love, of bakery items especially the savoury ones so it came as no surprise that these pasties were devoured almost in one sitting.

Very easy to make using pre purchased frozen pastry sheets and infused with the flavour of fresh mint this was definitely an appreciated treat for the Murray household.

Homemade Pasties
(Recipe sourced from WW Simply Delish Cookbook)
Serves: 16
ProPoints per pasties: 5
250 grams lean beef mince
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
3 carrots, grated
300 grams potatoes, cut into 1 cm pieces
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
4 sheets frozen reduced fat puff pastry, just thawed
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 180 degrees Celsius fan forced.

Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.

Place mince, peas, carrots, potato, onion and mint in a medium bowl.

Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares.  Divide mince mixture evenly between pastry squares.  Fold pastry in a triangle to enclose filling.  Using a fork, press edges together to seal.  Place on prepared trays.  Brush pasties with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.

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