Place meat into the pan, stir over low heat until meat is well
browned. Drain off any surplus fat.
Add crumbled stock cubes, water, salt, pepper and nutmeg, stir until
boiling, reduce heat, cover, simmer gently for 20 min, remove from heat.
Combine extra water and flour, stir until flour mixture is smooth.
Add flour mixture to meat, stir until combined.
Return to heat, stir until meat boils and thickens. Add soy sauce
(to give brown colour), stir until combined.
Simmer, uncovered, 5 to 10 min; remove from heat allow to become
Sift flour and salt into basin. Place water and dripping into
saucepan, stir until dripping melts then remove from heat.
Make a wholel in centre of the dry ingredients, add liquid and stir
Turn out onto lightly floured surface, knead lightly. Roll out
pastry to line eight greased pie tins.
Cut excess pastry around sides of pie plates using a sharp knife.
Fill centres with cold meat filling.
Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured surface, cut out rounds for
top of pies, use a saucer as a guide.
Wet edges of base pastry, and gently press tops into place, trim
around edges with a sharp knife.
Brush tops with combined egg-yolk and water.
Bake in hot oven 5 minutes or until golden brown, reduce heat to
moderate, cook further 10 min.
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