Party Pies

Mum’s Post – As Oliver’s birthday is in January we have never really worked out when it is best to have a party for him with his friends. We always celebrate on his birthday with family and a couple of his friends but we have never managed to have a class party.

When a child’s birthday falls in the holidays do you celebrate their birthday before the holidays start, do you have it in the holidays and hope that their friends are not away or do you wait until school has started back??? This is one of the many reasons (amongst some others…) as to why our Oliver has never had a class party… but this year I promised myself, or really Oliver, that I would get it sorted and have a party… It’s now March and normally we get to March and say well… it’s been so long since it was his birthday we might as well get it right next year… but this time it feels perfect. We are not moving country, we are not moving schools, we have settled into the new school year, it’s perfect! So… next weekend we have Oliver’s first class party!! Yippee!! Oliver is so excited. But with this, there comes loads of planning and cooking! I have spent a lot of this long weekend cooking with Oliver and we will freeze the goodies, ready for the weekend ahead.

Today we made party pies. We make the filling and let it cool and we make the pastry. But you can also cut corners and save time as there are some really good, allergy friendly, wheat free, dairy free, egg free pastries out there now.

I’ll let you know next week how the kids loved them 🙂

Party Pies

Ingredients: 1 onion finely chopped, 500g lean minced beef, 1 cup water, 1.5 gluten free beef stock cubes; crumbled, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1 tspn Worcestershire sauce, pepper to taste, a sprinkle of ground oregano, 3 tblspns plain gluten free flour, 1 sheet of ready rolled gluten free, dairy free, egg free Puff Pastry thawed and 1 sheet of ready rolled gluten free, egg free, dairy free Shortcrust Pastry thawed, a little rice milk for glazing.

Method: 1. Cook onion slightly and add meat and cook until meat is well browned. Add 3/4 cup water, stock cubes, sauces and seasonings, Bring to boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. 2. Blend flour with remaining 1/4 cup water to make a smooth paste. Add to the meat and bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Boil for approx. 5 mins, stirring at all times. Allow to cool. 3. Line a cup cake pan with baking paper. 4. Cut shortcrust pastry into circles. I use a scone cutter and cut about 1 cm larger than the scone cuter. Line pastry into bottom of the cupcake tray. 5. Spoon in the cooled meat filling. 6. Cut puff pastry into circles with a scone cutter. 7. Moisten edges with the rice milk or water. Top with puff pastry circles and press gently down to seal edges. Glaze with rice milk. 8. Bake in a very hot oven( 230 degrees Celsius) for 10 mins, reduce to moderate hot oven (190 degrees Celsius) and cook a further 10 mins or until pastry is golden.

For any party the planning and preparation is crucial but for a food allergy party this is even more essential for the result of a good party. These party pies can be made ahead of time and frozen. They can be frozen prior to cooking or they can be frozen after the cooking process and then reheated. I have done them both ways and both work well. If cooked and frozen the texture of the pastry when re heated may not be as crisp. Also remember that when cooking with gluten free pastry browning may take a little longer.

This recipe can also make x1 family meat pie. Bake in a very hot oven (230 degrees Celsius) for 15 mins, reduce to moderate hot oven (190 degrees Celsius) and cook a further 25 mins or until pastry is golden. Serve with yummy baked beans and mash. Enjoy!!

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2 Replies to “Party Pies”

  1. Hi Oliver und Familie
    Da hattet ihr ja eine grossartige Idee. Die Beiträge und Rezepte in Deinem Blog sind super. Du hast Deine Geburtstagsparty mit all Deinen Freunden sicher von Anfang bis Ende genossen. Die Fotos vom Klettergarten zeigen dass Du dort in Deinem Element bist. Da Dan die gleiche Allergie hat wie Du war es für Dich sicher interessant zu hören was er so für Erfahrungen gemacht hat und wie er damit umgeht. Dir wünschen wir dass Du den Weg wählst der Dich stärcker macht und Du ihn auch gehen kannst. Die Eingangswort für Deine Blog sind sooo treffend gewählt.
    Simone Deine Rezepte und die Fotos der Produkte machen einem “gluschtig” sie auszuprobieren. Ich schreibe Dir dann welches ich gemacht habe und wie es uns geschmeckt hat.
    Es macht Spass durch die verschiedenen Beiträge zu streifen und die Texte zu lesen.
    Dass die Schulen in Victoria die Schülern, Studenten und die Oeffentlichkeit für die Allergie sensibilisieren finde ich fantastisch. Wenn viele Menschen mehr darüber wissen können hoffentlich Unglücke vermieden werden.
    Liebe Simone sicher erleichterst Du anderen Müttern mit Deinen Rezepten den Menueplan. Dafür sind sie Dir sicher dankbar. Und vielleicht gibst Du ja doch noch irgendwann ein Kochbuch mit all Deinen feinen Rezepten heraus. Ich gratuliere Dir zur Gestaltung des Blogs. Ich bewundere Dich dass Du das alles kannst. Solche Sachen sind für mich Bücher mit sieben Siegeln.
    Wir freuen uns schon auf eure nächsten Beiträg.
    Lieber Oliver dir wünschen wir dass Du viel interessante Beiträge, Kommentare und Anregungen bekommst.
    Und ein grosses BRAVO an alle die mitgeholfen haben. :-))
    Ganz liebe Grüsse Omi & Opi

  2. Hoi Oliver

    Now that you’re with your family during the holidays, I think you have beautiful it safe while surfing with Lukas.
    I wish you a nice starting school soon.

    Gruss Opi

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