Rich Steak and mushroom pies recipe
60 g best chuck steak diced
6 large mushrooms
1 medium diced onion
1 beef stock cube
140 ml of boiling water
1.5 tsp of corn flour
5 tsp of vegetable oil
Ingredients for Short crust pastry
240 g plain sifted flour and 55 g lard 55 g margarine and Pinch of salt
25 ml water
Preheat oven to 200c/292f, next place your flour, and fats into a bowl and add a pinch of salt, mix together until you have a sandy like consistency. Next take your 25 ml of water and slowly mix in until you have achieved a firm to touch dough, you don’t have to use all the 25 ml of water, just mix in enough to make it. Now cover with cling film, and leave in your fridge for about 15 – 20 minutes, while waiting for this, prepare the filling below.
Now grease a deep 6 holed pie tin, and take out your chilled pastry, and roll out 6 disks of pastry to fit the holes, and roll out 6 tops.
Now heat up the vegetable oil in a saucepan, add the onions, and half cook them, then add the mushrooms and continue to cook for a couple of minutes on a low heat, next add your meat and stir around until the meat his about half cooked.
Now take your stock cube in a jug, pour in around 100 ml of boiling water and dissolve cube, now add to the saucepan, and finally take the corn – flour mixed in a little water, and add a little at a time to the mix, stop adding the corn – flour when the mix turns into a thick enough gravy.
Next spoon this filling into each pie base, and then cover with tops, bake in the oven for around 10 to 15 minutes.
Enjoy Chef Mike Darracott