Christmas mince pies

Recipe from: 12/23/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 18
Servings 40
Time +/- 30 min + chillin

Ingredients

  • PASTRY
  • 560
    g
    cake flour
  • 20
    ml
    baking powder
  • 10
    ml
    salt
  • 225
    g
    soft butter
  • 4
    egg yolks, lightly whisked
  • 120
    ml
    cold water
  • FILLING
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 900
    g
    mince
  • 1
    ml
    cloves
  • 5
    ml
    coriander
  • 5
    ml
    thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2
    potatoes, peeled and diced
  • little water
  • cake four
  • whisked egg yolk
 

Method

+/- 30-40 min
 
Preheat the oven to 220 ºC (425 ºF). Spray two baking sheets with non-stick spray. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together. Rub in the butter till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolks and just enough cold water to form a stiff dough. Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes. Sauté the onion till soft. Add the mince and fry till done, stirring every now and then with a fork. Add all the seasonings, reduce the heat and add the potatoes. Add a little water and simmer till the potatoes are done. Thicken the mixture with about 5 ml cake flour blended with water, if necessary. Cool. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry till about 3-4 mm thick. Cut into 5-cm-wide strips and spoon some of the filling over the entire length of each strip, but on one side only.. Fold the other side of each pastry strip over the filling and press the edges together with a fork. Brush with beaten egg yolk and bake for 15 minutes or till done and golden brown. Makes about 40 mince pies.
 

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