Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Pumpkin Pasties

1 15oz (375 gram) pkt puff pastry
1 Tbsp butter
1 finely chopped onion
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1/2 cup green beans
1 tspn dry mustard
4 oz grated pumpkin
4 oz grated matured cheese
1 tspn salt
1 egg for glazing
ground black pepper to taste
sesame or poppy seeds

Divide pastry into 6 pieces. Roll out each portion to a 6 inch diameter round.
Allow to rest while making filling.
Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan.
Add the onion , cabbage, beans and mustard and saute for 5 minutes
Remove from heat and stir in the pumpkin and cheese
Season with salt and pepper to taste

Place an equal amount of filling onto each round of pastry
Brush around the edge with egg
Join edges together over the top of the mixture and pinch together firmly
Place onto a buttered baking sheet
Prick each of the pasties to release steam during cooking
Brush each pasty with egg and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds
Bake at 200C(400F) for 10 minutes
Then 180C (350F) for a further 25 minutes

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