Potato and leek pasties

By admin
08 February 2013

A great fun idea to surprise your family with - beautiful and very tasty pasties

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 40 min

Makes 8

2 potatoes, cubed

knob butter

2 leeks, sliced

2 sprigs thyme

30 ml (2 T) mustard

salt and pepper

30 ml (2 T) cream

flour, for dusting

500  g short crust pastry

200 g Cheddar cheese

1 egg

1 Heat the oven to 180 °C Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 5 minutes. Melt the butter in a pan, add the leeks and thyme and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and mix with the leeks. Mix in the mustard and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cream and cool.

2 On a floured surface, roll out the pastry and cut out a circle using a side dish. Mix the cheese with the leek mixture and pile it in the centre of the pastry.

3 Brush around the edges with egg, then bring the edges together and crimp with your fingers to seal. Place the pastries on a greased baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until golden.

- Hope Malau

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