All my blogger pals who stay in UK must have had these at Greggs. I go out to the High Street almost everyday and land up eating them also, esp in this cold weather. Hot pasty tastes just yummy and makes me warm and with cheese oozing out, its just irresistible. So today I decided to make these at home for my family to enjoy as well. My daughter eats with me on the HS but hubby dear more often than not is left out.
So here it goes.
Ingredients For Pasty Dough :
All Purpose Flour (Maida) : 1 Cup
Butter : 1/2 Cup
Salt : 1 tsp
Water : To Knead
Ingredients For Filling :
Onions : 2
Cheddar Cheese : 100 grams Grated
Salt : To Taste
Freshly Grounded Black Pepper : To Taste
Oil : 2 tsp
Recipe For Pasty Dough :
We require butter to be cold for this dough. If you already keep butter in the fridge then you are ready to go. Otherwise cool the butter for atleast 30 minutes before starting. Also cool an empty bowl in the fridge in which you are going to make the dough.
Now take out the empty bowl from fridge. Add the flour, salt and the the cold butter. Mix all of it vigorously with your fingers. Do it quickly or the butter will start to melt with the touch of your fingers.
Mix till the flour takes on a breadcrumb like consistency. Its better if you do it in a food processor (If using food processor, you should be done in 15 seconds. Remove it in a cold bowl now).
Now make a well in between and pour little water in it.
Now using your hands like a whisk, knead the dough. Knead a dough till its on a soft consistency.
Spread flour on the platform and knead the dough some more.
Wrap it in cling film and refrigerate it for a minimum of 15 minutes and maximum of 30 minutes.
Recipe for Filling :
Chop the onions very finely.
Heat oil in a pan. Add onions. Saute till onions are translucent. Remove from flame. Cool it. Add grated cheese, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
Recipe For Pasty :
Preheat oven for 190C for 15 minutes.
Take the dough out from fridge. Take a ball sized dough. Roll it in round shape.
Cut a square from that round. Repeat the process and make same sized squares.
Place the fillings in between the square.
Cover with another square. Seal edges with a fork.
Give it an egg wash and place it in oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes. The pasty should be golden brown and crispy.
Sending this as my entry for the event "Winter Warmers" by Jyoti of The Veggie Hut.