Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pasties aka Uych-Pach-Mak

Well, the name Uych-Pach-Mak is from the Russian republic Bashkortostan, the capital of this republic is Ufa (I'm from there). So backhome we make these pasties in the shape of triangle and it's a really popular and very old dish.... but apparenly these kind of pasties are also pretty popular in Ireland but the shape is different.
So, who made it first? We will never know but we can enjoy them now and here :-)

Let's begin!

For the pastry:
• 1 stick butter
• 1 cup cold water
• 3 cups plain flour, plus extra for dusting
• 1 tablespoon sea salt
Mix it all together and make dough, devide into 3 balls and set aside.

For the filling:
1 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsppon salt
1 tspoon pepper
 mix all this goodness

Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with flour and roll each ball out until it’s slightly thinner than 0.5cm.
Dust the circles with flour, and spoon your filling into the middle of each one. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little bit of water, then fold each circle in half over the filling and crimp the edges with your finger and thumb to seal them.
Preheat your ove to 350 degrees and place your pasties on non stick backing dish, I place the foil on the backing tray. Put your pasties in the oven and backe for 45-50 minutes.

Serveyour pasties with soup. Or if it's a separate dish, put some chili and shredded cheese on top, or you can even serve your beautiful pasties with gravy or just ketchup!
Bon appetite!!!

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