Beef Puffs

Sunday, 19 December 2010



A school friend posted a photo of her homemade chicken puffs a few days ago and that started me on a massive craving for this old favourite. I scoured the Internet for recipes but most of them were based on minced chicken which I struggled to get hold of. Anyway, I was sure the old bakeries back home did a beef version of the puffs and so I changed the recipe to use minced beef. I was well pleased by how they turned out although they lacked the right amount of spice kick. Lesson: If you use minced lamb and beef  in this recipe, make sure you do a spice check. A bit more chili and garam maslaa may be called for. The recipe below has been tweaked to cater to this.

Ingredients:
500 g puff pastry
Some all-purpose flour for dusting
1 egg, whisked for brushing over the pastry for that lovely browned look
250g minced beef
100g green peas
2 onions, diced
2 potatoes, cubed and lightly mashed
1 carrot
2 tsp chili powder
3 tsp garam masala
1 tsp amchoor
1 tbsp garlic paste
2 tbsp ginger paste
Pinch of turmeric

Method:
Ligthly fry the onions and then add minced beef, spices and continue to fry. When the beef is half cooked, add the veg and continue to fry. Use a masher to bring it to a 'soft'ish consistency. Cool for about 30 mins.
Set the oven to 200C. Divide the pastry (I use Jus-Rol) into 4 cubes and then roll out. Each cube makes 2 rectangles so enough pastry for 8 puffs. Fill half the rectangles with the mince beef and close used a bit of water to seal the edges. Brush with the whisked egg. Bake the puffs for about 20 mins or till they are  browned and sizzling. Enjoy! Ann x

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