Homemade Pasties
My mum taught me how to make these. I think the original recipe that she used was from an Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook and I have tweaked it slightly by adding chutney. This is one of the meals that reminds me of winter Sunday evenings as a child!

Homemade Pasties


  • 7 sheets short crust pastry
  • 750 grams mince
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 potatoes
  • 3 onions
  • 6 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 0.5 cup chutney
  • 1 egg

If required these pasties can be cooked the day before, refrigerated until required. To reheat, preheat an oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Place pasties on a lined tray and heat for approx 15 minutes. This recipe cooks a number of pasties so there is generally leftovers, which can be reheated for lunch the next day!

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Lay pastry sheets out to thaw.


  1. Peel and grate potatoes, carrots and onions into a large bowl.
  2. To drain excess moisture from this mixture, pour it out onto a clean tea towel and then wring tightly until liquid no longer escapes.
  3. Add mince, tomato sauce, chutney and Worcestershire sauce, mixing thoroughly.
  4. I like to make the pasties look like cornish pasties, so use a bread and butter plate to cut a circle in the pastry.
  5. Heap the meat mixture into the middle of the pastry circle and bring up the edges of the pastry and twirl the edges to seal.
  6. Brush the middle join with egg and sit on a lined tray.
  7. Continue to make pasties until pastry and mixture has been used up.
  8. Towards the end of making the pasties, to minimise waste of pastry, I make some small, funny shaped pasties for the younger children.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the pasties have turned golden.
  10. Serve with a side dollop of chutney!

And there is no menu plan for this week as I will be away visiting family. I am very much looking forward to seeing my family, to the change of scenery from my usual abode and becoming a god parent for the first time!

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  • Deb April 05, 2010 at 9:53 am

    i started making pasties about 11/2 years ago (being american i did not grow up with them). One additional note in case you have never done so – i make them in bulk and then freeze the uncooked ones (wrapped in the separater sheets from the bought shortcrust pastry). They thaw easily and i just pop them in the oven to cook as needed.

  • PlanningQueen April 05, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the tip Deb. I hadn’t thought about freezing them and that is a great idea!

  • Marita April 06, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Oh they look delicious. Might even tempt my fussy eaters :)

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