اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ
Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaathu everyone!
I have always loved going to Greggs and eating their cheese and onion pasty. Honestly, one of my most favourite snacks there is. There is a Greggs near my university and it basically used to be my second home. I never used to buy lunch and always used to stick to snacks. I know everyone hypes up the vegan roll, but I am in love with their cheese pasties. Now obviously with the lockdown, university closed down and I returned to my hometown where the closest Greggs, even if it was open, is quite a while away. This is how I got the idea to attempt to make my very own homemade pasties. Obviously, there are so many possible pasty fillings out there, but I really wanted to perfect this filling to add to my list of starters recipes.
I tried this recipe multiple times, each time slightly altering the amounts. The ingredients remained the same, but the proportions didn’t seem right to me the first few times to create my perfect cheese and onion roll. This Greggs cheese and onion pasty recipe is a pretty good replica of the original, even if I do say so myself. These cheese and onion pasties are perfect for Ramadan or for a quick snack. These potato snacks can be made prior and frozen. When you are feeling a cheese and onion pastry simply remove from the freezer and allow for the cheese and onion pasties to come up to room temperature before baking in the oven.
This recipe uses cheddar cheese, but it is up to you depending on which cheese you prefer. My family like cheddar cheese so that is why I use it. It is also best to buy blocks of the required cheese and grate it yourself at home. This is because the store grated cheese has other additives in it, so it always tastes nicer if you grate the cheese yourself. I used to use the readymade puff pastry from Aldi, but it turns out that has alcohol in it, so I had to stop using it. After some research I have found that the Tesco branded and Sainsbury’s branded puff pastry does not have alcohol in it, so I am going to stick with using them. You can even make your own, but I have never actually made it. I might attempt it soon.
I made these several times during Ramadan for family. It was something different, so it went down well as usually our starters consist of samosas and pakoras. I made relatively small sized cheese and onion pasties unlike the Greggs ones so they would be less filling and be more like appetizers. I use one puff pastry sheet to make four pasties. It just makes things easier for me, but when I make it for a family event, I make them smaller and end up making 8 per puff pastry sheet. I always fold my puff pastry sheet to get even sized puff pastry, but I know some people will think that makes me an amateur, but who cares?
This recipe will show you how to make cheese and onion pasty that will definitely impress your family.
Cheese and Onion Pasties
Looking for a potato snacks recipe? You've come to the right place. This Greggs cheese and onion pasty recipe is the perfect replicate of the Greggs version. A homemade cheese and onion pasties that can be enjoyed hot or cold. Follow this recipe to create the tasty and delicious cheese and onion roll at home with a flaky puff pastry and a mouth-watering pasty filling.
- 400g Red Potatoes (boiled)
- 150g Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Onion/Pyaz (finely diced)
- 2 tbsp. Milk
- 2 tbsp. Butter (melted)
- ½ tsp. Salt/Namak
- ½ tsp. Black Pepper/Kali Mirch Powder
- 1 Egg/Anda
- 2 Sheets Readymade Puff Pastry
- Add the potatoes to a saucepan of cold water and allow to come to a boil
- Leave to simmer and allow the potatoes to soften
- Whilst the potatoes are cooking, peel the onions and finely dice and grate the cheddar
- Drain the potatoes and mash until there are no lumps present
- Add the melted butter, milk, finely diced onions, salt and black pepper
- Mix until combined
- Add the cheddar cheese and mix until combined
- Combine all the ingredients to form an even mixture
- Cut the puff pastry sheets into 4 equal parts and then add 2 tablespoons of mixture each
- Fold and use a fork to create indents to help seal the edges
- Brush the top with the whisked egg and place on baking tray
- Bake at the top of preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 15-20 minutes and flip over halfway
- Your cheese and onion pasties are ready!