Recipe: Savoury Danish Pastries

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Scrumptious savoury mince in a piquant cheese sauce wrapped in tasty short-crust pastry


  • 12 oz. (350g) minced beef
  • 4 oz. (125g) Danish blue cheese
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespooons of oil
  • half a level teaspoon of paprika
  • half a level teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch of celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • 8 oz. (225g) short crust pastry
  • pinch of garlic salt
  • beaten egg to glaze
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F, Gas Mark 6, 200C
    2. Heat the oil , add the onion and cook till lightly coloured
    3. Add the minced beef and cook gently, stirring occasionally
    4. When the meat is cooked, ad paprika, mustard, sauce and salts
    5. Allow to cool a little then add the cream and cheese
    6. Season to taste
    7. Roll out the pastry thinly and cut into 8 rounds
    8. Put a spoonful of the mixture onto each round, damp edges and fold over, pressing the edges well together
    9. Flute with thumb and finger and make a slit in the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape
    10. Put on a baking tray, glaze with the beaten egg and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20- 25 minutes

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