Australian Meat Pie

1 3/4 lb.Minced steak (ground beef)                       2 Beef stock cubes (bullion cubes)
Salt, pepper to taste                                              2 cup Water
1 pinch Nutmeg                                                       2 tbl Plain flour
1 3/4 Water extra                                                  1 tsp Soy sauce
Pie Base:
2 cup Plain flour                                                      1/2 tsp Salt
2/3 cup Water                                                        2 oz. Beef drippings
Pie top:
14 oz Purchased puff pastry
1 Egg yolk
1 tsp Water
	1) Filling: Place meat into pan and stir over low heat until well browned. Pour off fat. Add 
crumble stock cubes, water, salt,  pepper,  and nutmeg. Stir until boiling, reduce heat,
cover and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Combine flour and extra water, add
to meat and stir until combined. Return to heat and stir until meat boils and thickens.
Add soy sauce (for color) and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes.

	2) Allow to cool.

	Pie Base: 
3) Sift flour and salt. Place water and dripping into saucepan, stir until dripping melts. Remove 
from heat. Make a well in centre of flour and add liquid. Stir until combined. Turn out onto a 
lightly floured surface. Roll out pastry to line 8 greased pie tins.

	4) Cut excess pastry from edges. (Hold pie tins upside down and trim upside down). Fill centre
with cold meat filling.

Pie Top: 
5) Roll out puff pastry and cut rounds for top of pies. Wet edges of base pastry and gently press
tops in place. Trim around edges with sharp knife. Pierce cent.  Bake in hot oven for 5 minutes or 
until golden brown. Reduce heat to moderate and cook for a further 10 minutes.

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