HOME MADE MINI CHEESE & CHUTNEY PIES
250gm plain flour
125gm shredded suet
1/2 teasp mustard powder
125-140ml soda water or sparkling water
Flour for rolling pastry
Pork pie filling
1 Tabsp cornflour
1-1/4 cups of chicken stock (1stockcube)
800-1000gm of pork. Minced 5%fat
1 teasp minced garlic
1 teasp salt
1/2 teasp ground black pepper
1/4 teasp ground cloves
1/4 teasp ground nutmeg
1/8 teasp cayenne pepper
85gm Double Gloucester Cheese cut into 1cm cubes
2 rounded tabsp of small bite chutney
1 large egg
You will also need
10cm pastry cutter
7.5cm pastry cutter
Muffin tins or silicone ones.
2 mixing bowls
Oven 200C 180C fan oven
Put flour, suet & mustard powder in the mixing bowl & stir until mixed, add water slowly & using a fork combine the mixture together, as it comes together use your hand to incorporate the dry ingredients together. The mixture should be slightly wet. Cover a put in the fridge for 1/2 -1hr.
Pork pie filling
Make up stock cube, put 1-1/4 cups of stock in a small saucepan & add cornflour, stir & bring to the boil & cook for 2mins stirring continuously ( it will thicken slightly). In a sauté pan cook pork stirring to break the meat up, add the garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cloves & cayenne pepper, stirring to combine. Add the stock mixture & continue to cook for 10mins (stirring the mixture). Remove from heat transfer to a mixing bowl to cool. When cool add the cheese & chutney & stir to combine all together.
Remove pastry from fridge. Roll out pastry & cut 20 larger circles to put into deep muffin tins, re rolling the pastry to make 20 smaller circles for the tops of the pies. Put a heaped tablespoon of meat mixture in each pie. Dampen the smaller circles one at a time & put on each pie & seal edges. Make a cross on the top of the pies. Lightly beat the egg & brush the top of each pie.
Put pies in the oven & cook 20-25mins or until golden brown. Take the pies out of the oven & gently & carefully turn the pies upside down and cook for a further 8-10mins or until the bottoms of the pies are golden.
Carefully take the pies out of the muffin tins & place on a cooling tray.
Prepared for Cannock Chase Radio FM by Angie Gray.