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                      	     Cornish Pasties
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4      c             Flour
    1      pn            Salt
    1      c             Lard
    1      c             Cold water approximately
    8                    Ox cubed beef stew meat
    2      md            Potatoes peeled & -- diced
    1      lg            Finely chopped onion
   Salt and pepper to taste Approximately 2 teaspoon cornstarch
   Combine flour and salt in a large bowl and cut in lard until mixture
   resembles fine bread crumbs. Add water slowly, a little at a time,
   until mixture binds into a soft dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and
   refrigerate at least an hour, a day or two is even better. There will
   be pastry left over which can be frozen, or make a pie while the oven
   is on for the pasties.
   Mix together half the beef, half the onion, and one potato for each
   filling. Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle mixture
   with 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch. When ready to make pasties, remove
   pastry from the refrigerator and prepare filling. Preheat oven to 425
   degrees. Roll out pastry as for pie crust and cut out two large
   circles 10 inches in diameter. Place filling in center. Brush edges
   of pastry with water and fold one half of circle over to meet the
   other, creating a half-moon shape. Press edges of pastry together
   lightly. Turn edges over about half an inch and crimp so it won't
   open during baking. Make two half-inch slits near the top of each
   pastry and place on a piece of baking parchment on a baking sheet.
   Brush the pasties with milk and bake 15-20 minutes.  Reduce heat to
   375 degrees for about another 45 minutes, or until pasties are golden
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