mollie's pasties

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Tim Hankel
from Cathedral City, CA

I used to make these for the restaurant, but of course not six at a time. Used to make about 96 per week. The recipe can be adjusted without difficulty and works well!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For mollie's pasties

  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    lard or shortening
  • 3/4 c
    very cold water (more than used in pie dough)
  • 6
    potatoes, medium, diced. (red are best as they are juicy)
  • 3
    yellow onions, medium, chopped
  • 2 lb

How To Make mollie's pasties

  • 1
    Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  • 2
    For the pastry: Measure flour and salt. Cut in lard until dough resembles small peas. Add water and divide into 6 equal parts.
  • 3
    Roll dough thin to shape and size of pie plate. Pile potato, onion and 1/6 of the meat on only 1/2 the round of pie dough, and to within 1 inch from edge. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dot with butter. Fold other half of the dough over the filling and crimp or roll the seams, sealing well. Cut slit in top of each.
  • 4
    Transfer to parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat for remaining dough and fillings.
  • 5
    Bake for approximately 1 hour. Brush a little milk on top of each pastie while baking. Especially if utilizing lard in the recipe so that they take on a nice golden color. (If using lard, the dough will remain pale without the brushing of the milk)

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