Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beef & Bacon Pie (makes 4)

Short Crust Pastry:
300g Plain Flour
150g Butter (Hard)
3 Tbsp Cold Water
1/2 Tsp Salt

2 Beef Jr Chunks (Cut into cubes, marinate with black pepper)
4 Pcs Streaky Bacon (Cut into small pieces)
1 Brown Onion (chopped finely)
3 Shitake Mushrooms (Cut into small pieces)
1/2 Cup of Mozarella Cheese
2 Tsp Corn Flour

1) Sift flour and salt.
2) Cut butter into smaller pieces and rub in lightly.
3) Once the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, Add the cold water to bind mixture into a dough.
4) Use 2/3 of the dough to line the pie dish. Prick some holes using a fork and place in the refridgerator to rest.
5) Roll out the remaining 1/3 of dough to use as pie lids. Prick some holes and place in refridgerator to rest.
6) In the meanwhile, prepare the fillings.
7) Fry the onions and let it cook till soft.
8) Add bacon and mushrooms.
9) Stir in the beef. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
10) Add a dash of Oregano and Thyme (Optional)
11) Add some water to the corn flour to form a mixture. Stir it into the pan slowly.
12) Turn off the fire and stir in the cheese.
13) Scoop the cooked mixture into the pie dish. Wet the corners of the pie with water before putting the lid over the pie. Prick some holes on top of the pie and bring to bake at 180 degrees for 30 - 35 mins.
14) Serve hot with mashed potatoes and blanched vegetables.

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