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Leek and Goat’s Cheese Hand Pies

Leek and Goat’s Cheese Hand Pies

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Hand pies are just the right size for picnics and these classic flavour combinations give you bite-size enjoyment!

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Filling

1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil

1 Tbsp (15 ml) butter

4 medium leeks, cleaned and sliced

1 tsp (5 ml) fresh thyme

salt and freshly milled black pepper

100 g goat’s cheese

Pastry

2 x 400 g rolls ready-made puff pastry

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 Tbsp (30 ml) milk

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Heat the oil and butter in a large pan and fry the leeks and thyme until they just start to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool and then mix in the goat’s cheese.

On a lightly floured work surface, unroll one roll of puff pastry. Cut out eight x 7 cm rounds and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place a dollop of the leek mixture on top of each round.

Unroll the other roll of puff pastry and cut out eight x 8 cm rounds and place them over the leek mixture. Crimp the edges with a fork.

Beat the egg and milk together and brush the tops of the hand pies. Cut a small cross in the top of each pie. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve at room-temparature.