Recipe: Picnic Pies

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Don’t forget to pack the mustard to accompany these mouth watering picnic treats


  • 1 onion
  • 8 oz. (225g) sausagemeat
  • 4 oz. (125g) rindless back bacon
  • 8 oz. (225g) plain flour
  • 2 oz. (50g) lard
  • 2 oz. (50g) margarine
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsps. cold water
  • beaten egg or milk to glaze
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 400F, Gas Mark 6, 200C
    2. Peel and grate the onion into a bowl
    3. Add the chopped bacon, sausagemeat and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl
    4. Mix the flour and a pinch of salt in another bowl
    5. Rub in the lard and margarine to a crumb-like consistency
    6. Add water with a knife until dough forms
    7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board
    8. Use a three and a quarter inch (8 cm.) round cutter to cut out 12 rounds and line 12 tartlet or patty tins
    9. Cut out 12 smaller rounds with a two and three-quarter (7 cm.) round cutter for lids
    10. Divide the filling between the cases; damp edges, place lids on top and press edges
    11. Re-roll the trimmings to decorate
    12. Brush with beaten egg or milk to glaze
    13. Bake in the top half of the oven for 35 minutes
    14. Remove from tin and cool on a wire rack

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