Winter is approaching. So, please expect nothing more than food food food. gawdddd.. like in the previous winter, my appetite is crazy. I lay my hand on almost every single food that I see. So not good. Anyway, let's skip the pathetic part and let me present to u the most beautiful thing for today..... *drum rolls*
I cant name it Cornish Pasty coz I'm not Cornish people. hehe. JK
I baked it upon request by my housemate, Nur Najihah. Jejiah, hope u enjoyed it:)
So, let's get started. I hope u are as excited as me.:)
2 cups of flour
2/3 cup chilled butter
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1. Cut the chilled butter into cube or whatever small shapes that u prefer.
2. Add the salt into the flour. then, mix the butter with it.
3. Mix them well until it becomes coarse crumbs
4. Add in the water little by little while kneading the dough. Shape the dough into round shape. Divide into two.
5. Give a sweep of olive oil onto the surface and keep it in the refrigerator for an hour or so
I didn't really follow the recipe for the filling coz I used whatever I have in the kitchen at the moment.
1 clove of garlic
Chillies (if you want to give it spicy taste)
-for these three, I used the leftover onions' mixture that used to cook lunch-
Olive or vegetable or any cooking oil
A carrot (diced)
A medium potato (diced)
1 medium large brocolli flower head (sliced into thin pieces)
2 mushrooms (sliced into thin pieces)
1. heat the pan and pour in an adequate amount of oil
2. fry the onion+garlic+chillies till it is half-cooked
3. throw in the potatoes and let it be till half-cooked
4. Put in the remaining vegetable (just to saute them)
5. Give it a taste with a pinch of salt and some pepper.
6. Let it cool while we prepare the crust
1. Preheat the oven to 170 degree celcius
2. Roll the dough into 0.2 cm thick. no need to be a perfect round coz we are going to shape it into pasty later on.
3. Mix the filling that we cooked with a table spoon of double cream or soft cream cheese to give it a little bit of moist as a medium to further cook the vege as we bake it in the oven.
4. Place the filling at the center of the rolled dough. You can also add chedar cheese if you want. Fold it over and pinch & knit the edges of the dough to seal it. No need to be perfect.
5. Brush some milk or beaten egg to moisten the surface and to add some colour to it when it is cooked.
6. Poke little holes on the surface to let the steam out while it cooks
7. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour or until it is fully cooked.
Enjoy ur freshly baked pasty:)
*update: ouh! ouh! almost forgot. I sprinkled some mixed herbs on the pasty before it went into the oven:)