Category: Savoury Pastries

Asparagus and bacon Quiche

Asparagus and bacon Quiche Serves approximately: 6 people 8-10 Sheets of Filo Pastry 1 tablespoon of oil 1 onion chopped 2 cloves of crushed garlic 3 eggs beaten 1/2 cup of sour cream 3 strips of bacon 2/3 cup of milk 1/4 cup of grated Romano cheese 1 cup...

Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts Savoury Shortcrust Pastry: 150g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5cm cubes 300g plain flour, chilled 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vinegar, chilled with 85ml water Remove butter from fridge 20 mins before you start mixing, the butter should be just...

Asparagus and Mozzarella Filo Pastries

Asparagus and Mozzarella Filo Pastries 1 pack filo pastry 50g melted butter 1 bunch Asparagus, blanched, refreshed and finely chopped 1/2 bunch silver beet, blanched, refreshed and finely chopped 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella Ground black pepper Salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Place a sheet of filo pastry onto a...

Aussie Meat Pie

Aussie Meat Pie 500g / 1lb chuck or blade steak 2 tablespoons flour Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup water 1 x 375g / 12 oz packet frozen puff pastry, thawed Beaten egg to glaze Trim gristle and fat from steak, cut into thin shreds, then...

Bacon and Egg Pie

Photo by Denise C Bacon and Egg Pie 2 sheets shortcrust pastry 5 eggs (beaten) 4 rashes of chopped bacon Sliced tomatoes to layer 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms 1/4 cup of chopped parsley 1/2 cup of cream Salt and pepper Milk to glaze # Blind bake 1 sheet of...

Cheese and Herb Pastry Hats

Cheese and Herb Pastry Hats Makes 12 Cheese and Herb Filling: 125g (4 oz) ricotta cheese 3/4 cup (100 g/3 1/2 oz) grated Emmenthal or Gruyere cheese 2 spring onions, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup (20 g/3/4 oz) chopped herbs, such as parsley, chives or oregano 6...

Chicken and Corn Rolls

Chicken and Corn Rolls 500g chicken mince 1 cup shredded tasty cheese 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup corn kernels 1/4 cup creamed corn 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup corn...

Chicken and Leek Pies

Chicken and Leek Pies 1 chicken breast 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 25g butter 1 medium leek finely chopped 1 small celery stick finely chopped 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste 6 sheets puff pastry 1 egg...

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Pie Use a mixture of dried and fresh mushrooms for this pie. Serves 6 15g (1/4 cup) dried porcini mushrooms 50g (1/4 cup / 4 tbsp) butter 30ml (2 tbsp) flour 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock, warmed 50ml (1/4 cup) whipping cream or milk 1 onion,...

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie Serves 6 people. 2 Tbsp butter 1 chopped onion 1 or 2 celery stalks 1 diced carrot Half broccoli (diced) 1 cluster of cauliflower (diced) 2 Tbsp flour (or wheat free flour) 1 cup milk 1 tsp oregano 2 chicken stock cubes 2 cups of diced chicken...

Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties Serves: 6 2 large diced potatoes 250g diced steak or lean minced beef 2 diced onions 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 diced carrots 2 tablespoons peas 3 tablespoons water 1 beef stock cube 3 thick sheets ready made pastry 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon milk 1. Combine...

Cornish pasties

Cornish pasties Originally the portable lunch of the Cornish working man, these pasties are great eaten hot, warm or cold and are ideal for a picnic or lunch box. Pastry: 60g/2oz butter, softened 60g/2oz lard, softened 2cups/250g plain flour, sifted 4 tablespoons cold water 1 egg, lightly beaten Filling:...

Cornish Pasty

Cornish Pasty Feeds 4 300 g rump steak 250 g potatoes 1 onion, peeled 180 g Swedes or turnips sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley or thyme 1 tbsp water or stock Crusty hot water pastry (see recipe below) 1 tsp plain flour...

Creamy Chicken with Pastry Shapes

Creamy Chicken with Pastry Shapes Serves 4 50g butter 2-3 chicken breast fillets (500g), chopped 1 leek, finely sliced 1 tablespoon plain flour 3/4 cup (185 ml) chicken stock 1/2 cup (125 ml) cream 3/4 cup (65g) button mushrooms 1 sheet puff pastry 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1. Preheat...

Crisp Fried Wontons

Crisp Fried Wontons 6 dried shiitake mushrooms 125g prawns, peeled, deveined and finely chopped 250g pork mince 1/2 cup finely chopped water chestnuts 6 spring onions, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 2 teaspoons sesame oil 3 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine 40 wonton wrappers vegetable...

Curried Chicken Rolls

Curried Chicken Rolls 2 tsp canola oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 small clove garlic, crushed 2 tsp mild curry paste 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 455g/1 lb minced chicken meat 3 tbsp dried breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 2 sheets...

Fish and Vegetable Pasties

Fish and Vegetable Pasties 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup white vinegar 4 green shallots, chopped 300g cod fillets, or other white fish fillets, chopped 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp sour cream 1 small chicken stock cube, crumbled 1 cup tasty cheese, grated 1 tbsp. fresh...

Goat’s Cheese and Fig Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Goats Cheese and Fig Tart 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) ready-rolled frozen puff pastry, just thawed 2 x 150g pkts goat’s cheese (South Cape brand) at room temperature 4 (about 50g each) fresh ripe figs, ends trimmed, thickly sliced lengthways 2 Tablespoons red gum honey...

Grilled Prawn and Calamari Tarts

Grilled Prawn and Calamari Tarts Serves 4 8 sheets filo pastry 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 green prawns, peeled, deveined and butterflied 12 calamari rings 4 to 8 scallops, trimmed Tomato Salsa: 125g snow peas, trimmed, blanched and finely sliced 4 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped 1 small red onion,...

Hollandaise and Asparagus Vol au Vents

Hollandaise and Asparagus Vol au Vents 2 x 12 vol au vents 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine vinegar 1 green onion (shallot), finely sliced 3 parsley sprigs 5 black peppercorns 100g butter, cubed plus 1 teaspoon extra 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten finely grated...

Lamb and Feta Puffs with Minted Yoghurt

Lamb and Feta Puffs with Minted Yoghurt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 500g lamb mince 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 100g fetta cheese, crumbled 6 sheets ready-prepared puff pastry 1 egg,...

Lamb and Spinach Pie

Lamb and Spinach Pie Serves 6 Filling: 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g lamb mince 250g small button mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 3/4 cup tomato puree 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 cup chicken stock 6 large spinach leaves milk for...

Lamb Pasties

Lamb Pasties 350g lean lamb, diced 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 potatoes, diced 2 tablespoons chopped mint salt pepper 1 tablespoon plain flour 375ml beef stock 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup frozen peas 6 sheets puff...

Meat Pie

Meat Pie Serves 6 Shortcrust Pastry: 3/4 cup plain flour 1/3 cup self-raising flour 90g butter, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons water Filling: 1 tablespoon oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 750g beef mince 2 tablespoons plain flour, extra 1 1/2 cups beef stock 1/2 cup...

Mini Beef and Beer Pies

Mini Beef and Beer Pies 1 tbsp vegetable oil 3 rashers rindless bacon finely chopped 1 onion finely chopped 500g beef mince 1/4 cup plain flour 375 ml bottle beer 1 cup beef stock shortcrust pastry puff pastry 1 egg beaten Preheat oven to 200C. Lightly spray muffin tin...

Mini Curried Pasties

Mini Curried Pasties Serves: 4-6 2 teaspoons oil 2 onions, chopped 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder 250g minced lamb 1 tomato, chopped 1 tablespoon VEGEMITE 1 medium potato, diced and cooked 3 sheets ready rolled puff pastry 1 egg, lightly beaten HEAT oil in a frying...

Mini Quiche

Mini Quiche 1 kg ready-rolled shortcrust pastry (6 sheets) 6 slices bacon, diced 1 onion, finely diced 6 eggs 1 cup cream 1 cup grated cheese 1 tablespoon chopped dried parsley salt and freshly ground black pepper Cook the onion and bacon over a low heat until the onion...

Mushroom and Ricotta Pasties

Mushroom and Ricotta Pasties Makes 4 HUGE pasties, which freeze well. 30 g butter 300 g mushrooms – chopped 6 spring onions – chopped 4 carrots – grated 500 g ricotta cheese 1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese 2 eggs – lightly beaten 4 sheets ready rolled wholemeal shortcrust...

Mushroom Flan

Mushroom Flan For the pastry: 150g (5 1/2 oz) plain flour 70g (2 1/2 oz) butter, cut into small pieces, or hard margarine For the filling: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped finely 225g (8 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced 50g (2 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated 1 tablespoon...

Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts Makes 4 small tarts 3/4 cup (110g) Plain flour 60g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 eschalots, roughly chopped 1 cup chopped mixed wild mushrooms, such as field, oyster and swiss brown 2 firmly packed cups (50g) baby spinach...

Pasties

Pasties Serves 8-12 Short Crust 1 cup plain flour 1 cups self-raising flour 250 grams cooking margarine 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs and water Filling: 250 grams minced steak 700 grams potato 400 grams onion 250 grams carrot 250 grams white turnip or Swede turnip 1 tablespoon parsley 1...

Pasties

Pasties 3 cups flour 1 cup suet, ground fine 1/4 cup lard 1 teaspoon salt 6-7 Tablespoons cold water 1 pound diced or cubed beef 1/2 pound diced or cubed pork potatoes turnips onions butter Blend lard into flour. Add suet, then cold water. Roll dough out. Add half...

Pasties

Pasties Makes 8 pasties 500g pork mince 125g bacon, diced 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 large apple, diced 1 medium onion, diced 200g boiled potatoes, diced 1 egg 2 spring onions salt and pepper Shortcrust pastry – frozen is fine Sweat the onions in a little butter until soft but...

Pasty

Pasty Crust: 3 cups flour 1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon salt Cut the shortening into the salt and flour until it has the texture of cornmeal. For this you will need a pastry cutter, available at most grocery stores. Add water until the mix is dough-like. Filling: 6 medium...

Pumpkin and Feta Pies

Pumpkin and Feta Pies Makes 20 350g pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1cm cubes 2 tsp olive oil 3 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 eggs 100ml light thickened cream 100g low-fat feta, crumbled 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease two 12-hole muffin pans. Place pumpkin on a baking sheet...

Quick Sausage Rolls

Quick Sausage Rolls Makes 12 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese 12 chipolata sausages 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut pastry sheets in half. Sprinkle cheese evenly over pastry,...

Ricotta and Smoked Paprika Tart with Agrodolce Capsicum

Ricotta and Smoked Paprika Tart with Agrodolce Capsicum 1 pre-baked shortcrust shell, made in a 28cm tart tin Agrodolce (Sweet and Sour) Capsicum: 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp pine nuts 1 1/2 Tbsp sultanas 2 large red capsicum, seeded and finely chopped 3 tsp castor...

Samosas

Samosas Pastry: 450g (1 lb) maida or plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 Tablespoons oil or ghee Filling: 400g (14 oz) potatoes, cut into quarters 80g (1/2 cup) peas 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 Tablespoons oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground...

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls The recipe makes about 24. 750g (11/21b) sausage mince 1 large onion 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs salt, pepper 4 thick slices white bread warm water 2 x 375g (12oz) pkts puff pastry 1 egg-yolk 1 tablespoon cold water 1. Put sausage mince, peeled and grated onion, mixed...

Savoury Meat Pie

Savoury Meat Pie Pastry 2 cups S.R. flour 6 tablespoons butter (6 x 20mls spoons) 80-100mls cold water pinch salt 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) 1/2 cup flour extra Filling meat filling as for savoury mince Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease pie dish. 2. Sift flour and salt into...

Spicy Vegetable Pasties with Yoghurt Sauce

Spicy Vegetable Pasties with Yoghurt Sauce 2 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted 200g Light Cream Cheese 125g Butter, chopped 10g Butter, extra 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon ground cumin 450g grated vegetables 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 x 440g can chick peas, drained 2 tablespoons chopped coriander...

Spinach and Corn Pasties

Spinach and Corn Pasties 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 medium potatoes (400g) diced into 1cm pieces 1 small brown onion (80g) chopped finely 250g frozen spinach, thawed, drained 2x310g cans creamed corn 3 sheets ready-rolled shortcrust pastry 2 tablespoons milk Heat half the oil in large frying pan; cook...

Spinach and Feta Triangles

Spinach and Feta Triangles 500g spinach 1 small onion, finely chopped 4 spring onions, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3/4 cup cottage cheese 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan salt and freshly ground black pepper 250g filo...

Spinach and Fetta Pie

Spinach and Fetta Pie Serves 8 3 x 250g packets frozen spinach, thawed, drained 250g fetta cheese, crumbled 250g ricotta cheese 1/4 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan cheese 6 green onions (green shallots), chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon finely chopped...

Spinach and Pecorino Braid

Spinach and Pecorino Braid 500g frozen spinach 150g pecorino cheese, grated 150g ricotta cheese bunch fresh oregano rind of 1 lemon, finely grated 2 garlic cloves, minced salt and pepper 200g ghee or unsalted butter, melted filo pastry Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large oven tray with baking...

Spinach and Ricotta Pie

Spinach and Ricotta Pie 1 sheet puff pastry 250gm light ricotta 1 large bunch spinach 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 eggs salt and pepper pinch nutmeg Spray round baking dish with cooking spray and place frozen puff pastry sheet over to thaw. Preheat oven to 180c....

Steak and Kidney Pie

Steak and Kidney Pie Serves 6 1 kg (21b) chuck steak, trimmed 250 g (8 oz) kidneys 1 large onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 cup (250 ml/8 fl oz) beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons soft brown sugar...

Steak and Mushroom Red Wine Pies

Steak and Mushroom Red Wine Pies short crust pastry 2 tbsp olive oil 500g chuck or blade steak diced small 1 onion chopped 200g button mushrooms diced large 2 tbsp plain flour 250 ml red wine 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup beef stock 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2...

Sweet Potato and Leek Tarts

Sweet Potato and Leek Tarts 3 sheets ready rolled puff pastry 20g butter 2 large leeks, sliced 375g sweet potato, coarsely grated 4 free-range eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cup pure or thickened cream 1 Tbsp seeded mustard 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese 1. Preheat oven to 210c, thaw...

Sweet Potato and Salmon Quiche

Sweet Potato and Salmon Quiche 250g orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces olive oil cooking spray 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 cups baby spinach 3 sheets filo pastry 210g can red salmon, drained, skin and bones removed 1/2 cup low-fat feta cheese,...

Tarte Flamiche with Paprika Thyme Pastry

Photo by Mem Tarte Flamiche with Paprika Thyme Pastry 50g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 3 large onions, thinly sliced 150g bacon, chopped 4 eggs 100ml thickened cream 1 1/4 cups (150g) gruyere, grated Micro herbs, to garnish Paprika Thyme Pastry: 200g plain flour 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2...

Vegetable and Pecorino Tart

Vegetable and Pecorino Tart Serves 6 1 sheet frozen shortcrust pastry, defrosted 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup peeled and cubed sweet potato 2 zucchini, cubed 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed, cut into 2cm lengths 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 eggs 125ml (1/2 cup) double cream...

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Vol-au-vents

Vol-au-vents Serving size: Serves 6 With a savoury filling, vol-au-vents (the name means “puff of wind”) make a popular entree, or, served with salad, they can be a satisfying light lunch. The recipe given here makes 6 cases. Repeat pastry recipe to make 12. Made in smaller size, they’re...