Cheesy Leek & Potato Pasties

Cheesy Leek & Potato Pasties


300g small potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes

2 small leeks, tough outer leaves removed, split in half lengthways and finely sliced

3 thyme sprigs, chopped

1tbsp Dijon Mustard

3tbsp Traditional Farmhouse Pickle

2tbsp cream

500g block shortcrust pastry

140g strong cheddar, cut into small chunks

1 free range egg, beaten
Flour, for dusting

Knob of butter

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 1. Boil the chopped potatoes in salted water for roughly 5 minutes until soft. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the chopped leeks and thyme, soften for 10-12 mins. Drain potatoes and add to the leeks with the Dijon Mustard and stir in the cream. Allow 10 minutes to cool.

2. Heat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface, about 4mm thick. Cut out 6 x 15cm circles using a plate or bowl as a template if needed. Mix the cheese and the Traditional Farmhouse Pickle with the leek mixture. Add a generous helping of the mixture onto the centre of each pastry circle. Brush around edges with a little egg, then fold the edges together and crimp with your fingers to seal.

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the pasties on the tray. Brush with the remaining egg and bake for 40-45 mins until golden brown. Serve warm or leave to cool.

Makes six

Prep time: 30 minutes 
Cooking time: 55 minutes

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