When I saw how easy these can be made with a bit of cheating with some already prepared ingredients I decided to give them a try. Using refrigerated biscuit dough and dry instant potatoes is not usually my style but I am making these to share at the local pub during the EUFA semi-finals. England is the predominant leader so I needed some kind of easily held British-style food to bring. I have not made them before so I am hoping the reviews on the recipe I read are accurate. I will let you know as I post my photos tomorrow.
. I went back to the drawing board and decided to julienne the carrots so that you could see them and taste them. I rolled the biscuit dough much thinner this time. I read that Robert Irvine uses puff pastry dough to make his pasties so in true experimental fashion I made some using that dough too. During my second go at it, I sliced the onions thin instead of chopping them. too.
According to the reviews at the game, I nailed them! Although both versions of dough were good, people preferred the biscuit dough version over the pies made with puff pastry. Most importantly England won the semi-finals for the first time in over 50 years they will be in the finals. Were my meat pies good luck? Maybe!