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Savoury Pastry Tarts December 13, 2008

Filed under: Nibblies and party Snacks,Pies & Bakes - Savoury — obsidian @ 7:53 am
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Vol-au-vents are those pastry things that are like a pastry doughnut with filling in the middle. Normally you either buy Vol-au-vent cases, or make your own. Buying them is easy, but they have a lot of pastry (so are more fattening), and every time I see them in the supermarket, some cases are always broken.. making your own is tedious (to say the least) as you have to cut rings out of pastry and lay them ontop of eachother on one circle) to form the case. This way is a cheater’s way of making a similar thing, that is slightly less fattening as it has less pastry

 
Ingredients – Salmon & Corn:
Puff Pastry sheets
Corn
Garlic
Onion
1 tin smoked salmon (generic brand is fine)
Milk
2 tablespoons (approx) Plain flour
cheese (optional)
Curry powder
Salt and pepper

 
Method:
1). Get your frozen pastry out and let it defrost while you make the filling.
2). Put about 2 tablespoons of flour into a saucepan, and add about 1-2 cups of milk, mix well to remove lumps, and bring this to the boil. It should thicken nicely. Your white sauce shouldn’t be too runny, or when people eat the pies, the filling will oooze out and burn them on the chin…. not nice…
3). Fry garlic an onion until soft.
4). Add the (drained) salmon, corn and Garlic and onion. You can add a touch (1/2 teaspoon) curry powder if you like, and cheese too if you like. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
5). Allow it to cool (you can use it while still warm, but its best not to be hot).
6). Cut pastry sheets into 9 squares and place each square into a lightly greased muffin tin. The corners will poke up – leave them (it makes little “handles” to hold onto when they are cooked). Fill the pastry cases with the mixture and bake at about 200C for around 15 minutes, until the pastry has cooked.

 
 
Ingredients – Chicken & Mushroom:
Puff Pastry sheets
Garlic
Onion
3 large mushrooms
1 chicken breast (or 3 thighs) cut into very small pieces
Milk
2 tablespoons (approx) Plain flour
cheese (optional)
Salt and pepper

 
Method:
1). Get your frozen pastry out and let it defrost while you make the filling.
2). Put about 2 tablespoons of flour into a saucepan, and add about 1-2 cups of milk, mix well to remove lumps, and bring this to the boil. It should thicken nicely. Your white sauce shouldn’t be too runny.
3). Fry chicken and mushrooms until chicken starts to brown, add garlic an onion, fry until soft.
4). Add the chicken mix to the sauce and cheese too if you like. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
5). Allow it to cool (you can use it while still warm, but its best not to be hot).
6). Cut pastry sheets into 9 squares and place each square into a lightly greased muffin tin. The corners will poke up – leave them (it makes little “handles” to hold onto when they are cooked). Fill the pastry cases with the mixture and bake at about 200C for around 15 minutes, until the pastry has cooked.

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