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Serves  3 - 4
Prep time: 30 - 60 mins
Cooking time: 30 - 60 mins

Images from The Great New Zealand Baking Book copyright © Lottie Hedley



  • 125 g Pams butter, chilled and diced
  • 125 g lard, chilled and diced
  • 500 g Pams plain flour
  • pinch of Pams salt
  • 6 tbsp chilled water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Pams butter
  • 500 g skirt or scotch steak, trimmed and chopped into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 200 g swede, peeled and chopped into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
View the method
  1. Place butter, lard and flour in a food processor. Pulse till crumbs form, then add water and pulse again to make a firm dough. Cut into 4 pieces, flatten slightly, wrap well and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cook onion and garlic together, gently, in olive oil and butter for 5 minutes, till soft. Mix with steak, potato, swede, thyme and salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.
  3. Roll each pastry ball to ½ cm thick on a lightly floured surface, and cut each into a 23 cm round (we use a plate to do this). Firmly pack a quarter of the filling along the centre-line of each round. Brush all around the edge of the pastry with beaten egg, then bring the sides up around the filling and crimp firmly together.
  4. Place on a lined or non-stick baking tray and brush with remaining beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using, and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Bake pasties for 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 180°C and bake for another 45 minutes.
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