Tuesday, July 28, 2009
These 'pies' can be made using any type of left overs for filling. I used bacon mushrooms and onions, you can use left over chicken, just mix in some herbs and seasoning, ricotta and spinach or even pureed fruit or jam!
The cheesy pastry makes a great combination of flavours. I am just giving the recipe for the pastry as the filling is up to you! I rolled the pastry out medium thin, cut in circles and folded over.
I use a food processor for the pastry, just using the pulse button.
2 2/3 cups flour,
3 oz.finely shredded aged gouda or gruyère cheese,
6 1/2 oz.butter, cut into chunks.
10 ounces cold cream cheese, cut into chunks
3 egg yolks
Pulse flour, shredded cheese and butter until coarse crumbs form (mixture will be lumpy).
Add cream cheese and pulse a few times.
Add egg yolks and pulse until dough begins to hold together.
Place dough onto lightly floured board and knead until it forms a ball, about 10 times.
Use immediately, or refrigerate or freeze (wrapped in an air tight bag) and use when needed.