This was a proper make-it-up job.It wasn’t something that I would have thought of if I didn’t happen to have some cooked beef, mushrooms and cream in the fridge which needed using up and puff pastry in the freezer.
I went rifling through the cupboards for further inspiration and decided to add to the mix some walnuts, shallots from my mum’s garden, a little white wine, mustard powder, mace and black pepper. I had a sneaky suspicion that this would be a winning combination, what I didn’t expect is that the spice combination would strongly remind me of haggis – one of my favourite things. But for for the squeamish it is minus the offal!
It was so delicious! I will definitely make it again.
- A couple of handfuls of cooked beef ripped into bite-size pieces
- A couple of handfuls of finely chopped mushrooms
- A couple of finely chopped shallots
- A handful of walnuts, broken into pieces
- A good splash of cream
- A small splash of white wine
- Teaspoon mace
- Teaspoon Mustard powder
- Good grind of pepper
Preheat the oven to 200oC.
Mix the above ingredients in a bowl.
Take the ready-roll pastry and cut it into two pieces. On each piece, pile up your beef mix on half of the pastry and then fold it in half, then turn the edges over and press down with a fork. Brush with beaten egg and grind some salt onto the top.
Bake in the centre of the oven for about 25 minutes, until golden brown.