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Meat Pie

 

Aussie Meat Pies are unlike any in the world. They are a tradition more than a food. At a 1978  Melbourne Australian Rules football game, upwards of 40,000 meat pies were consumed. To the Australian, a meat pie is a good healthy quick warm meal. Pies come in all shapes, forms and flavours and there are many many recipes for them... here is just one of many....

 

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Ingredients

Filling

  • 1 1/2 lb Steak; minced
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Beef stock cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 2 tblsp Flour
  • 1/4 cup Water; (extra)

Pie Base

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 oz Beef drippings

Pie Top

  • 1 pk Puff pastry; (12 oz. size)
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Water

 

Directions

Filling

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 cold.

Pie Base

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 until combined.

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.

Pie Crust

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.

Cooking

Bake in hot oven 5 minutes or until golden brown, reduce heat to moderate, cook further 10 min.

 

Origin - Unknown

 

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