Recipe by Alexandra Flowers
"I combined 5 pasty recipes to create an easy vegetable pasty with the filling and flavor I desired."
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3 1/2 cups
whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups
onion, thinly sliced
carrots, thinly sliced
turnip, peeled and diced
potatoes, peeled and diced
salt and pepper to taste
This rating is based on the pastry only as I did my own thing for the filling. It turned out lovely, I followed it exactly, tender and a deep golden colour, amount was bang on 8 huge ones. Hubby and 2 adult sons were very impressed ( I can see fights for the leftover ones!)
First time making pasties (apparently the correct pronunciation is "past-eez"), and was a bit disappointed, especially considering all the time one puts in to make them from scratch. They were not a hit with my family. Although the filling was good, the pastry was thick and very dry (perhaps the whole wheat flour was the culprit here ?). The maximum amount of filling I could fit in one was about 2/3 cup, and this was even after rolling out the dough to 9" diameter. After making the eight pasties, I still ended up with 8 cups of vegetable mixture left over (it won't go to waste). Unless you have a really LARGE skillet, you may find you'll need a large roasting pan to cook the veggies. Use a small turnip; this will reduce the amount of excess. 45 minutes baking time was more than necessary. I removed my final batch after 35 min., and the pastry was just as hard as if I had left it in for the full 45 min.
I was particularly looking for a chicken vegie pasty recipe. So I just added 1/2 kilo of diced breast chicken, swapped the vegie cube for a chicken cube and got thumbs up all round. Thanx for a great 'fast food'at home dina.
The filling of this is great, I will say though be careful not to overwork the dough or it will be hard as a rock. Try to work the dough as little as possible to make it work.
I thought this was great, but I have to admit that I used frozen Puff Pastry - I've NEVER been successful with pastry-making, too heavy handed perhaps.
I can think of so many fillings based on this basic one - it's a versatile dish, very easy and quick. Cooked, they freeze well, too.
Leah from Qld.
These were not bad,the filling was tasty but I agree with others, a bit dry.I come from Micigan and loved the pasties from the UP. People from all over the country come there just to get one.They are made with beef and suet is added for moisture texture and flavor.The end product is a large delicious meat pie, It is served with a brown gravy and is piping hot.Those Cornish miners from years ago wrapped them up in a warm cloth and put them in a metal container. When they ate them hours later they were still warm.The making of a pastie is a long laborious procedure.On that note I will give a 4 star rating as the filling was tasty..But...I will still make a true pastie once in a while.
I thought the crust was extrememly dry. The filling was excellent--I added browned ground beef to the mix. I think this would be really good with a different pastry recipe.
I really liked this recipe. I added all the vegetables I had and they turned out great. On the Pastie I just added a little extra water until I felt like it was the right texture. Also it is a good idea to put the dough in the fridge until the vegetables are done. This allows the sticky-ness of the dough to not be as strong so they are easier to roll out.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 276
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