Finnish Pasties

"A typical pasty, made for mens lunches working in the coal mines, but still popular!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Whisk together flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening. Make a well in the center of the mixture, and quickly stir in ice cold water. Form dough into a ball. Set aside.
  • Dissolve the bouillon cube in 1/4 hot water. Combine uncooked vegetables, uncooked meats, salt, pepper, and bouillon.
  • Roll out pastry dough into 6 x 8 inch rectangles. Place about 1 1/2 cups of filling in the center of each rectangle. Bring 6 inch sides together, and seal. Cut a slit in the top of each pasty. Place on dull, not black, baking pans.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 45 minute.

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  1. beayaich
    When making the dough I always add a small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar to assist in making the flavor of the meat come through and I always use Chuck roast cut into cubes about one inch in diameter. This works so much better than Ground anything. Try this way and I think you will never go back to any other way of making them.
  2. mersaydees
    Yummy flavor and texture and read on for some advice in making these. First, my grocery store didn't have rutabagas so I substituted a turnip. It was very helpful to make the dough and allow it time to rest while chopping the vegetables. I sliced and diced the potatoes, carrots, and onion. I think the 1 1/4 cups water should be divided as follows: 1 cup ice water for making the dough and 1/4 cup hot water for dissolving the bouillon. I'm thinking this because of a comment my DH made about the dough not being sturdy enough for a lunch box -- it was on the delicate and flaky side after baking. Thanks, pammyowl! Made for fellow Gourmet Goddess teammate for ZWT9.


<p><img src= alt=width=320 height=234 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=160 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=90 /> alt= /&gt;I &nbsp;am an avid cook and baker. I have a Farmers Market stand where I sell breads and sweets. I am really enjouing my stand, as I get to make all kinds of breads, although the sweets are the big attraction! I am married to theworlds &nbsp;most wonderful man, have an aan amazingly &nbsp;brilliant child (of course I would say that!). &nbsp;In short, I am a verry happy, cheerful woman. Baking bread is my passion, but I love to cook anything.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have two great dogs, Jack and Lucy, a black lab and a boxer/pitbull mix, respectively.</p> <p>My rating system;</p> <p>5 stars= great, had fun making it and will make again</p> <p>4= made some changes as the recipe needed tweaking</p> <p>3= probably will not make again</p> <p>I will not post a 2 or 1 star rating, I'd rather post the review with no stars and share some possible fixes:)</p>
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