The Great Australian Bake Off

Give your guests something delicious to munch on, and serve these fresh from the oven. 


  • Puff Pastry

  • 300g plain flour

  • 300g unsalted butter (cold)

  • Short Crust Pastry

  • 190g unsalted chilled butter

  • 190g dripping lard

  • 750g plain flour

  • 1 egg for glaze

  • Vol Au Vents;

  • 4 red onions

  • 75g Chevre fresh goat cheese

  • 2 beetroots

  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 3 tbs brown sugar

  • 30ml apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 egg

  • Cornish Pasties

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 parsnips

  • 2 potatoes

  • 1 brown onion

  • 500g regular beef mince

  • 2 tsp ground pepper

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp white sugar

  • A few springs of fresh thyme

  • 1 tsp dried rosemary

  • ½ tsp nutmeg

  • 3 tbsp olive oil for frying


  • 1.

    For the puff pastry; firstly pulse the butter with the flour until combined, then pour out onto the bench adding cold water slowly until a dough forms, then place in the freezer.

  • 2.

    For the shortcrust; pulse all of the ingredients in a food processor until fine breadcrumbs, then add 8-10 tbsp of cold water until a dough forms. Wrap and leave to rest.

  • 3.

    Dice red onions and place in a saucepan and cook on a low heat until soft, add the grated beetroot and then add the vinegar and sugar and continue to cook for 25 minutes.

  • 4.

    Dice all of the vegetables up into small cubes, toss into the mince and add herbs and spices.

  • 5.

    Roll out the pastry and fold it over itself twice, then put back into the freezer. Repeat this 4 times.

  • 6.

    Roll out the shortcrust pastry and cut out large circles, spoon in some of the Cornish pasty filling, brush the edges with the egg wash and seal at the top.

  • 7.

    Roll out the pasty when ready and cut 6 large circles and place them onto a baking tray. Spoon on the mince mixture and brush the edges with a small amount of the egg, then seal together by pinching, giving the filling plenty of room and the boarder at least 1cm wide.

  • 8.

    For the vol au vents, cut large squares out of the dough and place onto a baking tray, score a smaller circle in the middle and poke with a fork.

  • 9.

    Place all of them in the oven at 200’C for 15 minutes checking they are not browning, then turn the oven down to 150’C and continue to bake for 10 minutes, when the vol au vents look cooked, pull them out and press the centre down, spoon on the onions and a sprinkle of goats cheese, then some fresh thyme. Put back into the oven for 5 minutes.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (30 servings)

  • Energy 347kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 34g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 271mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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