English Stilton and Twice Baked Potato Picnic Pies - Pasties

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • Grease and line a sturdy oven proof biscuit (cookie) sheet.
  • Cut out 8 pastry circles - about 3" to 4" in diameter - a cup is a great template!
  • Place the sliced potatoes on 4 of the pastry circles - leaving a 1/2" border.
  • Season well with black pepper, and salt if you wish - remembering that Stilton is quite salty itself.
  • Place a slice of Stilton cheese on top of the potatoes.
  • Place the remaining 4 circles of pastry over the top - bringing up the bottom pastry circle and pinching them together to make a crust - the bottom pastry circle should sit over the top of the top pastry circle as a seal.
  • Press the crust with the back of a fork to make a pattern and seal the pastry circles together.
  • Cut two 1" slits in the top of each pie - to let the steam escape.
  • Glaze the tops with the beaten egg and milk mixture.
  • Place onto the lined and greased oven tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and crisp.
  • Allow to cool slightly before eating, as the cheese will be very hot!
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