PastiesThese 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.
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.
Cream of chicken/mushroom or gravy
1/4 cup milk
1 cup onions (I used french fried because they were leftover)
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.