My first experience of going to eat Aussie pies went a little like this. We had just made friends with a couple in the town we were living in and they invited us to go to a fun pie shop. We were meeting up with them around noon and I kept asking my husband if I should eat something before we went out with them. I didn't realize that pies are like a main dish in Australia! Good thing I didn't eat anything before we headed out because the shop we went to had heaps of different kinds of pies to choose from.
I found this recipe and read the reviews and it sounded pretty authentic, so I decided to give it a go. It was a pretty good pie. Next time I will branch out and do something different, maybe a chicken curry pie.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 45 minutes
1 lb ground beef (500g minced beef)
1 onion, chopped
1 cup water, divided
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/4 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 pinch nutmeg
3 Tablespoons flour
2 puff pastry sheets
Brown meat and onion
Add 3/4 cup water, bouillon cubes, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, nutmeg, and salt and pepper.
Let boil and cover for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 430*F (220*C)
Blend flour with remaining 1/4 cup water until it becomes a smooth paste. Then ad to the meat mix.
Grease a pie dish and line with puff pastry.
Add the filling and brush edges of pastry with milk or beaten egg.
Place the pastry top on and press edges down.
Trim edges and glaze top with milk or beaten egg.
Bake at 430 (220) for 15 minutes
Reduce heat to 350* F (180*C) and bake for 30 more minutes, or until golden brown.
HAPPY PI DAY :)