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How to make a delicious Corned beef and potato pie, easy step by step instructions from start to finish.
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Corned Beef and Potato Pie Recipe
- 340g / 12oz Plain or all purpose flour
- 85g / 3oz cold butter
- 85g / 3oz cold lard or shortening
- ½tsp / 4g Salt
- 115mls / 115g / 4 oz of cold water
- 1 small egg (wash)
- 900g / 2lb Potatoes (suitable for mashing)
- 340g / 12oz tin of Corned beef
- 30g / 1oz Finely chopped spring onions
- ¼tsp / 1g White pepper
- ½tsp / 4g Salt
- Put the flour, salt, cold butter and lard into a food processor, pulse until it resembles fine breadcrumbs;
- Add cold water, when the pastry forms into a ball it is done.
- Cut the pastry in half and make each half into a puck shape, wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until needed.
- Peel, cut, and wash the potatoes. Boil for 20 minutes.
- Dice the corned beef, and finely chop the spring onions.
- Once the potatoes have finished boiling, drain and mash (do not add butter).
- Place the corned beef, spring onions, salt and pepper in the mashed potatoes and roughly mix together with a fork, then finish them off with the masher until you have smooth mix.
- Preheat your oven to 190°C | 375°F | gas mark 5.
- Roll each pastry big enough to fit the pie tin, (see video for rolling technique).
- Place the bottom pastry into the greased tin carefully pushing it down into the corners.
- Add the filling and level it off with a fork, try to dome the mixture so the middle is slightly higher than the edges, Brush water around edge of the rim before adding the top pastry.
- Crimp the edges together as shown in the video, (see video for crimping technique) trim off the excess pastry.
- Brush the top of the pie with the egg wash, prick in a few vent holes using a fork.
- Get the pie into the preheated oven and set the timer for 30 minutes, check when the time is up, if it’s a golden shiny brown it’s done, if it’s still a little pale give it another 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let it relax for 10 minutes before serving.
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