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Beef Pastry Squares

Beef Pastry Squares

Ingredients:
 

Pastry:
250g plain flour sifted
125g chilled unsalted butter chopped
1 egg
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp cold water
 

Filling:
2 tabsp olive oil
1 leeks medium size chopped
1 teasp ground black pepper
500g ground beef
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 onions (finely chopped)
salt

Method:
 

  1. Place flour, butter and salt in a food processor and process till mixture is like fine crumbs then add whisked egg, water mix and until combined.
  2. Put pastry on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth (do not overwork pastry) wrap in plastic cling wrap. Place into fridge for 1 hour to rest until firm.
  3. Remove pastry from plastic wrap and shape into 10cm squares and 2mm thick.
  4. In a pot heat olive oil then put chopped onion, leeks and fry for 2 minutes till soft then add ground beef, black pepper and salt. Stir over medium heat until cooked. Set aside until cool.
  5. Fill pastry squares pockets and press sides with fork then brush with beaten egg.
  6. Heat oven to 180 Celsius and place squares on a tray and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown, serve hot.







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