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Perfect Pasties

Preheat the oven to 220°C/420°F/ Gas Mark 7.
Makes 4 large pasties


  1. 225g(8oz) plain or wholemeal flour
  2. 115g(4oz) Suma org sunflower margarine (MA110)
  3. pinch of salt
  4. water to mix

For the cheese & onion filling:

  1. 1 large onion – finely chopped
  2. 1 large potato – finely chopped
  3. 100g(3 1/2oz) grated cheddar cheese
  4. 1 tsp Suma og dried herbs (HE380)
  5. 2 tsp bouillion powder
  6. salt and pepper
  7. a little water to combine


  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, then rub in the margarine until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Gradually add cold water, mixing to make a stiff dough. Don’t over-handle the pastry as this will make it tough.
  2. Put in a plastic bag and allow it to “rest” in the fridge for about half an hour.
  3. Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface until 1/4 cm thick. Use a small plate to cut out circles of pastry. Place the filling in a line across the circle, then paint around edge with milk , pull the two sides together and pinch along the join with finger and thumb making sure pasty is well sealed.
  4. Bake in oven for 20 mins, or until pastry is golden brown.

This recipe is taken from the Suma Childrens Cookbook, the delightful cookbook features wonderful illustrations by Helen Bridge, a mum and a Suma worker. All of the recipes are designed to be simple enough for children to cook themselves with an adults supervision. Happy cooking!

One thought on “Perfect Pasties

  1. mmm…melty cheese in a warm pastry?!? We’re going to try this one this weekend! 🙂

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