Monday: too dry & bland. Damn I am bad at cooking.
add more butter and onion powder and carrots
Tuesday: More pepper, still too dry.
Thursday: Kids were a nightmare, friends over, remembered I should have been cooking pasties about 2am when the storm woke me up.
Tonight: I am the pasty queen! Here's my special recipe after a few wines:
Makes 4 PastiesPastry:
3 cups flour
1.5 sticks butter
Mix all together with fingers until the texture is like sand
Drink wine, wipe floury hands on clothes, dog and children.
add water to make dough
Drink wine and make dough into funny shapes, then wrap in cling-film (cellophane)
Refridgerate dough for 30 minutes
Mix Filling in a Big Bowl:
Peel 2 medium potatoes and 1 small turnip and chop them into tiny cubes. Turnips are not to be confused with rutabagos, which people will tell you is the same thing but it is not even close, so tell them to bugger off
Drink wine and try & work out why turnips and rutabagos might get mixed up, then turn the iPod up and have a little dance in the kitchen. Queen were just amazing weren't they?
Peel & chop 1 onion and carrots into tiny cubes
Chop beef steak (buy cheap, thin steak, & cut the fat off) into tiny cubes
Add 1 tsp salt, loads of pepper and a bit of onion soup mix
Give it a big stir.
Take pastry out of fridge
Cut into 4
Roll each one into a circle
Put filling along middle
Wipe edge of pastry with egg
Squeeze edges together and pinch into a squiggly design. Okay, now it's got too complicated. Please watch the video HERE
F*** Pasties. Drink wine & dance to Queen.
If you have lost yourself & forgotten how good it feels, here's the video to remind you ...