Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pasties

I'm not big on sharing recipes. I don't know I guess because I'm more of a visual learner but I made something last night that was made from leftovers, was simple, easy, and delicious I just felt I needed to share.

Chicken/Beef/Turkey/Pork/Veggie 
Pasties
These are basically hot pockets plus tons of tasty and healthy points. The crust of these is amazing! It was so flaky. So basically you need to make the crust and then you need a filling. You can make any filling. I made mine with leftover chicken from a different recipe.

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Crust: source
4 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups shortening
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. cold water.

Mix flour and salt in bowl and cut in shortening. Add water and mix. Divide into 7-9 portions and roll each into 6 inch circles. Fill with filling and fold in half. Moisten edges and press with  fork. Prick middle to alleviate steam. Back for 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees.

Filling:
Cream of chicken/mushroom or gravy
1/4 cup milk
1 cup onions (I used french fried because they were leftover)
Mixed vegetables
Meat (I used leftover chicken)

Mix together in a bowl.

I just want to add one thing about flour. I was reading this article about chocolate chip cookies and she was talking about the difference in measuring flour. (See The Problem with Flour) Because of this my husband got me a scale for Christmas. I found that I was putting an ounce (6 ounces instead of 5 ounces per cup) extra per cup into the mix! That means I had almost a whole extra cup! Just be careful with your flour. 

5 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Yum! These look tasty!

Heather Landry said...

They look delicious!!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

Tracy said...

These look good, but I think I would fill mine with blueberries and top them off with icing.
How many points is that, teehee.

A Mother and A Daughter said...

These look and sound really tasty! Might have to give them a try myself! ~ Barbara

Mom2Ian said...

I watched a history show about pasties once. In the old days women would pack them in their men's lunches with leftovers on one end and jelly on the other. It was both lunch and dessert. They'd also put their man's initials in them so they wouldn't get filched.

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