Nice method, I am giving an another way for this:
Pie dough ingredients:
3 cups of flour
1 1/4 cups butter Crisco or regular Crisco shortening
1/2 cup cold water
1 tsp.. salt
Mix the flour and salt. Then cut in shortening with pastry blender or (use two knives cutting against each other). Keep cutting in until it all seems to be cut in together. Now put in the water all at once and mix with a spoon, until you have a clump of dough that stays together. Now this dough will be very moist, so you can now work just enough flour in with your hands to make it a plyable and soft dough. Hint: Use a lot of flour when rolling, also.
1 pound of 1/4 inch cubed steak (round, sirloin, ground chuck or sirloin etc..)
4 cups of 1/2 inch cubed pealed potatoes
1 cup of 1/4 inch (or chopped) onions
1/2 cup of 1/4 inch cubed rutabaga (carrot can be substituted)
2 tsp.. salt
1/2 tsp.. pepper
Mix it all in a big bowl.
Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out one at a time into a 12" circle and 1/4 inch thick. (Use lots of flour on your rolling surface) (trim excess dough if necessary) Fill each with one heavty size cup of the filling and place 1/2 TBLS. of oleo on the top. Now fold the crust over the mixture. (It now is a half circle). Roll the excess edge up to meet the form of the ingredients, you should have by now a half moon shape. Make about four 1/4 inch slits on the top with a sharp knife. Gently pick up the pastie with a spatula and place on a large cookie sheet and cook them in pre-heated oven, for 1 hour at 375 - 400 degrees F. How do I eat a pastie? I cut it in half, pick it up and eat it like a sandwich and daub catsup on every bite!!! ] ( Yooper Style ) Optional hint for eating: Break -up on plate and serve with heated canned gravy. Makes 4 Large.(Pilgrim Style) Serve with a nice leaf lettuce salad or coleslaw Enjoy!
Hint: Can always be made as a Deep-dish Pastie in a deep-dish pie plate or 9 inch regular pie plate using a two-crust method.ingredients in this recipe would make two good-size, deep-dish pasties and three regular 9 inch pie's.Bake the same as above.
To Freeze the Pastie
If planning to freeze pasties, I suggest to partially bake them for about 15 minutes. to prevent the potatoes from turning black. When ready to serve, Partially thaw before baking and bake for about 45 minutes to a golden brown.
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