Millennium Falcon Meat Pies~Star Wars Day
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
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Serves: 10-12
 
A curried chicken and potato pasty in the shape of the Millennium Falcon
Ingredients
  • Pastry
  • 2 ¼ cups/330g all purpose/plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons/170g butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water
  • [b]Curried Chicken and Potato Filling
  • 2 cups leftover cooked chicken, small dice
  • 2 potatoes, medium gold potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 3 teaspoon garam masala mix or curry mix
  • ½ teaspoon ginger. minced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic.minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Pastry
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add the flour and salt and pulse to mix.
  3. Add the butter cubes.
  4. Run the processor and break up the butter to the size of peas.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons water and vinegar and process until dough starts to hold together.
  6. Check to see if the dough holds when pinched together.
  7. Add more water if it doesn't hold.
  8. Amount of water used does depend on the dryness if the flour and even the humidity in the air.
  9. Roll the dough into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  10. Filling:
  11. Place the cooked chicken, boiled, mashed potatoes, curry mix powder, garlic, ginger and the cilantro in a bowl and mix together.
  12. Add salt to taste.
  13. Keep aside until it's time to roll the pastry.
  14. Preheat oven to 400F/200C
  15. Once dough is chilled, time to cut out the shapes.
  16. You can make paper templates or use the Star Wars sandwich cutters that I used.
  17. These are available from Williams-Sonoma (may not be available anymore)
  18. Or just cut out using a saucer or biscuit cutter to get small disc of pastry.
  19. If using the sandwich cutters, you will get enough 20-24 shapes after you re-roll the pastry a couple of times, to make 10-12 pies.
  20. Roll out the dough to about ⅛-¼ inch.
  21. I used the MF cutter and by pressing down on the cutter, I could cut out the shape of the MF pastry.
  22. The Tie Fighter is a bit smaller when you cut using the cutter.
  23. For the Tie Fighter, I used the cutter as a template and cut around it with a sharp knife.
  24. If you wont have these cutters, just cut out circles using a small plate, or draw your own Star Wars templates.
  25. Once all the cut outs are done, it's time to fill.
  26. Place about a teaspoon or two on pastry cut out.
  27. Place the top cut out over the filling.
  28. Press around gently but firmly to seal.
  29. Add a dab of water around the edges if you have trouble sealing.
  30. Use a fork to seal the tartlet.
  31. Repeat with the other cut outs.
  32. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the fridge to chill a few minutes.
  33. Allow to chill about 10-15 minutes.
  34. Brush the tops with an egg yolk or heavy cream
  35. Place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until nice and golden brown on top.
  36. Allow to cool slightly on a rack.
Notes
The filling makes a double batch. Either halve it to make 12 meat pies or make another batch of pastry dough and make extra. They will freeze nicely.
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/millennium-falcon-meat-piesstar-wars-day/