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Perfect pasties

A lunch-box favourite

Customer Rating:
5.0 (1 votes)

Posted by: Rhona




30 - 60 mins

Skill Level




Courses etc.

Baking Savoury
Lunch Box
Main Courses
Recipes for kids

You will need

Short crust pastry:
115g sunflower margarine

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225g wholemeal flour (or plain) More products
pinch of salt More products
water to mix
Cheese and onion filling:
1 large onion finely chopped More products
1 large potato finely chopped

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100g grated cheddar cheese Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
1 tsp dried herbs More products
2 tsp vegetable stock powder More products
salt More products
pepper More products
a little water to combine

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  • Preheat oven to gas mark 7, 220 deg cel.
  • Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, then rub in the margarine until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Gradually add cold water, mixing to make a stiff dough.
  • Don't over-handle the pastry as this will make it tough.
  • Put in a plastic bag and allow to rest in the fridge for about 1/2 hour.
  • Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface until 1/4cm thick.
  • Use a small plate to cut out circles of pastry.
  • Place a filling in a line across the circle, then paint around edge with milk, pulling the two sides together and pinch along the join with finger and thumb making sure pasty is well sealed.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until pasatry is golden brown.

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