You are most definitely right Carolyn, I lived with both Australians and Kiwis and I would always mix up their stashes of Vegemite and Marmite. Here you'll find a range of recipe skill levels from super-easy cookie recipes, to technical multi-element pastries and fancy latticed pies. Any party or potluck in Australia, South Africa, UK, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Nigeria, Ghana and Canada is just incomplete without a meat pie on the counters. I hope to come back and visit your slice of paradise again, it is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to 4mm thick (if you’re using pre … Hope they went well with the rough puff! I would suggest cooking it at 400F for 30-40 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. What would be the recommended oven temperature and cook time? No flaky, buttery pastry shell I tasted was soggy or leaked any filling. Add ground beef to pan and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 5-6 minutes. Add garlic, cook 1 minute. https://www.recipes.co.nz/shop/EVERYDAY/Best+Mince+Pie.html. Heating an oven tray in the oven and then sitting your pie dish on this can be a good way to get a good crisp pastry base. New Zealanders regard the meat pie as a part of New Zealand cuisine, and it forms part of the New Zealand national identity. I doubled the amount, added a tablespoon of butter, and tsp of dried parsley for more flavor. turkey + 1 pkg dry onion soup mix. The average consumption of meat pies in New Zealand is 15 per person per year. Made these tonight after wanting to try them for months. How lovely to read your note here in Canada! The dough should slightly overlap the rims, stretch dough slightly if needed. 5 stars! Meat pies are pies with savory fillings of meat and other ingredients. Flavors are a-plenty, ranging from bacon and egg to steak and cheese, butter chicken, chicken and mushroom, smoked fish, and my all-time favorite—mince and cheese (beef and cheese). Top with a circle of pastry, seal and crimp the edges. Scrape beef mixture into a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Yes! Two, plus a salad, can be lunch; one is a tasty snack. Cover and refrigerate until completely chilled, this will take at least 1-2 hours. I would like to make this with pieces of steak, do you have any recommendations on what the best way to that would be? Clearly, the gas stations in the U.S. need to take note and step up! Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until gravy has reduced and thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin. These are really good and easy to put together. I just returned from my trip to NZ and I'm already craving mince pies lol what brand of puff pastry do you use? If you are lucky enough to be travelling in our slice of paradise, Otago you must try Jimmy's pies made in Roxburgh & 'Who ate the pies?' Heat the dripping or oil in a medium frying pan. I am from New Zealand but moved to the US six years ago so my baking is heavily influenced by my childhood. Add onion, cook, stirring often until tender and starting to brown on the edges, about 2-3 minutes. https://food52.com/recipes/76077-new-zealand-style-beef-cheddar-pies Pour in beef stock and Worcestershire sauce. Great idea to make a whole pie and sounds like the adjustments worked perfectly! I mixed it thoroughly before heating the meat until the pink disappeared as it says above. Bring to a boil, scraping all the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Definitely will be a new staple for us and we're excited to experiment with it (not that it needs any adjustment at all!). The quicker the pastry heats the crisper and lighter the pastry will be. As well as the chicken and mushroom... I’d guess that would be pretty simple to adapt this recipe to other flavors? I found the key was making sure both the filling and the pastry were totally chilled before being filled and baked. I stirred them in the meat instead all the ingredients above. (It helps to make the filling the day before.) Everyone loved them. Made these tonight for my kiwi husband and my two step kids. I wouldn't thaw them at all prior to baking if you freeze them raw. Add the minced beef, increase the heat to high and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps for 6–8 minutes, or until the mince is brown. Big love, will be making again soon!!! There's a pie competition? —Miranda Keyes. When cooked and thick in consistency, spoon into a 1.8 litre pie dish and top with the cheese. These sound amazing!! Place larger puff pastry rounds in the base of each muffin tin, pressing along the sides so they are flush with the bottom and sides of the tin. You’d also miss the opportunity to grab some of the best pies you’ll ever eat—from any gas station along the road. The winning bacon and egg pie from Patrick's Pie Group Gold Star Bakery. So happy to hear you enjoyed the pies Farina - lucky husband indeed, Lyndy! Thanks! Cook pies on fan bake and in the lower part of the oven. Special deals, thoughtful surprises,big wows—now through Sunday. He loved these and they were so easy!!! Thanks for pointing that out, I've adjusted the recipe so it's in there now. These freeze well both baked and unbaked. How much would you thaw prior to baking if at all? Cut puff pastry into twelve 4-inch rounds and twelve 3-inch rounds. Each year there is a national competition for the best commercial savoury pie. Definitely trying it this week, albeit with some rough puff (lazy/simplifies homemade puff pastry lol). Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft. Pies are the food of champions. According to my cousin, it’s not a matter of ingredients; she told me that even the beef used in the gas station pies is grass-fed, due to the warm climate and endless abundance of fresh green grass all year round. I ended up making this last night and it was delicious! Now you need some relatives to send you New Zealand individual pie sized baking tins! It was the only place that made sense to me. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. I've been craving a good pie for years im going to change it up and make a cheese sauce will update with how i go. Hi Lyndy! Just to be clear, vegemite is Australian. I used 1/2 a can of "Ranch Style Beans", my fav chili bean brand, and blended or mashed them. :). It's important that they are not a stodgy too firm filling but have a creamy or savoury gravy type sauce. Use the remaining egg to brush the tops of each pie. Cut a small slit into the top of each pie. Sorry to jump in. Stir in salt and a few cracks of black pepper. Served with roasted rutabaga and a mixed salad with lemon vinaigrette - a nice homey dinner that I will be making again. What comes next is a major shift in procedure. https://www.recipes.co.nz/shop/EVERYDAY/Best+Mince+Pie.html I brought a couple over to my neighbor and she loved them as well. Could you make these as one giant pie instead of individual ones? http://www.foodtolove.co.nz/6-of-the-best-pies-in-auckland-and-where-to-find-them-37088.