As there are only two of us I often have the dilemma of leftovers, Himself loves pies and these are so easy to make and a little meat goes a long way.
You could also use leftover roast chicken, you can add veggies the list is endless. All you need is approximately….
200g cooked meat cubed (I had leftover beef pot roast)
A couple of cooked potatoes diced
Some cooked diced onion
250ml cake flour
125mls butter or hard margarine such as Stork
Pinch of salt
Egg-wash for brushing over pies (1 egg mixed with a dash of milk)
I make my pastry in my Kenwood mixer, but you could use a food processor or make it by rubbing the fat into the flour with your hands.
Place butter, flour and salt into a bowl.
Rub (mix) them together until they resemble breadcrumbs.
With the machine still running add the iced water gradually until you achieve a dough.
Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to rest.
Mix the meat, onion and potatoes with a little of the gravy, you don’t want it too wet.
I use my pie maker to make circles of pastry (cheap and available at most plastic shops) but you can easily cut round a side plate or a saucer depending on what size you want.
Place some of the mix on one side of the circle of pastry and fold over, remember to brush the edge of the pastry with water to ensure the pastry sticks. Use your fingers or a fork to crimp the edges together.
Brush with egg wash and place on a greased baking tray.
Bake until golden and crisp @ 180c
Makes 6 pies
Serve with gravy.