Click HERE to get to my 55sJust a quick note. My son Peter is now home and doing fine.
Pasties have been made in my family for generations. The one's we are making here we call " picnic pasties". They are small hand held pasties. That are usually eaten cold. The more traditional pasty has half inch cubes of beef and pork, and cubes of potatoes and is served hot as a full meal. My grandmother made the big pasties and they were out of this world. The recipe for picnic pasties comes from my mother and my Aunt Doris. But the crust recipe comes from my Aunt Bessie who made the very best crust. Please note that this is not intended to show you how to make pasties but simply to show us making them.
We started with some good rib eye
steak. Seen here.
Then ground it up in this.
You need a little onion shown here in the grinder.
And some potatoes seen before grinding
Mix it all up in a big bowl
Roll out the dough made the night before and refrigerated over night. For some reason that's important.
Cut into pasty shape. For picnic pasties Betty uses this bowl as a cutter. Some people use plates.
Add the Pasty filling ( the mixed ground steak, potatoes, onion, and a bit of carrot )
Turn the dough over the filling and crimp the edge.
Pasties ready to be cooked
And ready to eat.
They were well received