8 March 2013

Leek and cheese mini pies

These pies are cute small snacks or party food but quite a lot of fun. They are quickly done since a ready-made pastry is used. I fully enjoyed this little break from the serious pie making this week. I still think these can be fit into the category pie and that is why they are now appearing here.

Ingredients for about 20 mini pies

3 Puff pastry sheets
2 Leeks
100g Grated Emmentaler
1 Onion
1 Garlic clove
1 tbsp Flour
1 tsp Thyme
1 Egg
Sesame seeds

Slice the leeks and cut the onion and garlic into small pieces. Heat the butter in a pan and first fry the onions until they are translucent, then add the leeks and garlic. Fry at moderate heat for about 10 minutes. Grate the cheese.

Season the leek mix with thyme, salt and pepper. Take it off the heat and let cool down. Add one tablespoon flour and mix. It's a good binding agent for the fluid. Then add the cheese and mix everything thoroughly.

Beat the egg. Cut round pieces out of the pastry. If you don't have a round cookie cutter a drinking glass will also do. Put about two teaspoons of the leek mix on the pastry and brush the sides with the egg. Cover it with another pastry piece and press the sides firmly together with a fork. Brush the surface with the egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on the top.

When all pastries all ready place them on a greased baking tray and bake at 200C for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Then let them melt in your mouth!

Your VegHog

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