RECIPES

Lamb and mint pasties with quick apple pickle

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Lamb and mint pasties with quick apple pickle

These pasties are one my favourite things to eat, filled with soft baked lamb, potatoes, apples, peas and mint. Perfect for a picnic, accompanied by this aromatic apple pickle.

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 450g/1lb plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2 large free-range egg yolks
  • 130ml/4fl oz–140ml/4½fl oz cold water
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten, for brushing

For the filling

  • 300g/10½oz potatoes, cut into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 150g/5½oz frozen peas, defrosted and drained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small green apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 300g/10½oz boneless lamb (ideally leg), cut into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 40g/1½oz butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour

For the apple pickle