Cheese and onion pasties recipe
We used to buy frozen cheese and onion pasties from a local store – until I realised just how expensive they were and how easy they are to make at home.
I don’t make pastry from scratch very often these days (when I do, this is a great recipe) and for this recipe I use ready-to bake croissant dough – it seems to be tastier that the commercial pastries you can buy. We don’t eat meat so have these delicious little parcels as a main meal, served with a simple salad but they are ideal as an appetizer or even just a snack.
The tubes of dough have a long life if they’re kept in the fridge and with a couple of onions and a chunk of cheese, I can make dinner quickly and easily. Oh, and inexpensively too.
Use the oven temperature and cooking time that the dough manufacturers recommend on the packaging. For the kind I use, cooking time is only about twelve minutes.
Serves: Serves 2
- 1 tube ready-to-bake crescent dough
- 6 oz. strong hard cheese, grated
- 2 medium-sized onions, peeled and chopped
- Olive oil
- Black pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to the temperature on the dough packaging
- Put a frying pan on the stove and heat the oil.
- Saute the onions until they are transparent.
- Roll out the dough on a floured board. Separate into squares.
- On one diagonal half of each square, add shredded cheese.
- Add softened onions on top.
- Grate fresh black pepper over.
- Fold the each dough square diagonally so that parcels are formed.
- Lightly flour a baking tin, add the parcels and bake until golden.
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