Mini Pasties with Tracklements Tomato & Chilli Chutney 

Never has a food item been so perfectly portable. Adopted in the 17th and 18th centuries by miners and farm workers in Cornwall, pasties were a convenient way to carry their food to work. 

These irresistible mini pasties have an added twist and will be a hit with all who encounter them. The filling is delightfully lifted by the rich, tangy and tongue-tingling heat of Tracklements Tomato & Chilli Chutney. 

Makes: 10 – 12 

Ingredients: 

Pastry – make your own: 

  • 500g plain flour 
  • 225g cold unsalted butter 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 5-6tbsp cold water 
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten with 2 tsp milk, to glaze 
  • Pastry – ready-made: 
  • 500g short crust pastry 

For the filling: 

  • 250g good quality, finely diced beef 
  • 4 tbsp Tracklements Tomato & Chilli Chutney 
  • 200g potatoes – we like Maris Piper, peeled and finely diced 
  • 75g Swede, finely diced 
  • 1 small onion, finely diced 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch pepper 

Method: 

  • Put the flour, butter and salt in a large bowl and use your fingertips to gently combine until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Gradually add water and mix with hands or a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a smooth dough 
  • Turn the mixture onto a clean worksurface and knead into a smooth ball. Flatten into a fat circle, wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for half an hour until firm 
  • In a frying pan, heat a little oil and cook the beef for 2-3 mins until “sealed” but not cooked through 
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C /160°C /gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with baking paper 
  • Combine the ingredients for the filling in a bowl, mix well and season 
  • Roll out the dough to the thickness of a pound coin and use a 12cm biscuit cutter or an upturned bowl to cut 10-12 circles of pastry (re-rolling the scraps until you can make enough). Use a slotted spoon to drain off any meat juices and divide the mixture between the circles, fold the pastry in 
  • half and crimp the edges to seal. Brush the pasties with glaze, pop them on the baking sheet and cook for around 30 mins or until golden 

Tracklements Strong English Mustard RRP £2.55 for 140g and Tracklements Tomato Chilli Chutney RRP £4.00 for 290g are available from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and online at www.tracklements.co.uk

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