Savoury Pies

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Appears in
The Cape Malay Illustrated Cookbook

By Faldela Williams

Published 2012

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A favourite snack that can be served at weddings or at a buffet supper. For a more substantial filling, add 100 g uncooked vermicelli to mince mixture just before adding the sago.


  • 1 kg ready-made puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten


Filling: Wash steak and drain well. Braise onion in heated oil until golden, 5–10 minutes. Add steak and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring, over medium heat. Add spices and cook a further 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain sago and add to steak mixture. Cook, stirring, until sago is transparent, about 10 minutes. Leave to cool.

Cut out pastry rounds,