Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 50 mins

Similar in appearance to Cornish Pasties, but that's where the similarity ends. These freeze extremely well, uncooked, so if you like them, make a bunch next time and freeze them individually in airtight freezer bags.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ---To prepare the pastry---.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  3. Add the butter and cut into the flour until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  4. Mix in enough cold water to hold the mixture together.
  5. Form into a ball.
  6. Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  7. ---To prepare the filling---.
  8. In a large bowl, mix together the uncooked ground meat, onion, salt, pepper and water; set aside.
  9. ---Assembly---.
  10. Remove the pastry from the refrigerator.
  11. Lightly sprinkle your work surface with flour.
  12. Roll out the pastry to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  13. Cut into 6-7 circles approximately 5 to 6 inches in diameter.
  14. Evenly divide the filling among the circles, placing the meat mixture on one half of the circle.
  15. Brush the edge lightly with the beaten egg.
  16. Fold the pastry over the filling and seal by lightly crimping the edge.
  17. Brush the top with beaten egg.
  18. Repeat with remaining filling and dough circles.
  19. Place on baking sheets greased with shortening or non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.


Most Helpful

I use a similar recipe for Forfar Bridies. For more flavor, I add dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce. I use ground beef since I do not care for lamb. I also do not add water to the meat mixture but do add a 2 T butter to add a bit of fat and flavor to the meat. I also use 2 teaspoons salt in the pastry dough but do not add any salt to the meat mixture. Serve with steak sauce.

swissms January 07, 2009

Just cooked some I had set up in the freezer. The taste was good but bland (and I had minced up 6-7 garlic cloves into it after reading the other review. I'll definitely make them again, but I will add some form of sauce or marinade to the lamb to punch up the flavor.

zeluna28 September 20, 2008

Very good easy recipe,although a bit bland. I added garlic and chopped spinach to the mix and served with sour cream --- Yum--DG

dmg.5 January 15, 2007

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