Spicy Cheese and Pepperoni Slice of Heaven
Decided to tackle my first attempt the old fashioned way, by hand, so I could really get stuck in! Using the tutorial video on the Kenwood website, I tackled the pastry first. After measuring the flour, cubed butter and seasoning, I blended them together until they were like breadcrumbs. The next task was to add 90ml of water, worried I wasn’t adding enough I was tempted to add more (my usual downfall) but I trusted the recipe. I then kneaded the dough and left it to rest in the fridge.
I chopped the pepperoni, cheddar cheese, mozzarella and spring onions nice and small and then blended them all together. The colours were wonderful and my kitchen smelt lovely!
Once out of the fridge, I rolled out the pastry and cut into rectangles, brushed with egg (minus stray bits of shell!) and loaded up the filling. Then I popped the other pastry rectangle on top, not forgetting to bush with egg and poke in the air hole. They looked great!
After being in the oven for 30 minutes I then realised the oven was too hot and they were as hard as bricks, oops!
After paying attention on my second attempt, (I won’t be beaten) and adjusting the temperature for a fan oven, they came out perfectly.
After trial and error I got a good end result. They tasted delicious and I feel I have learnt a lot already. It has been a challenging skill but great to learn.