Steak en croute

For 4-6 people you need

Shortcrust pastry

7 oz. flour
pinch salt
3 1/2 oz. fat
water to mix

 For the filling

3 oz. mushrooms
2 oz. butter
1-1 1/2 lb. fillet or rump steak (cut in one piece

  • Sieve flour and salt, rub in fat, then bind with water, roll out to a large oblong piece.
  • Blend the finely chopped mushroom with the butter and seasoning, spread; over the centre of the pastry leaving the ends plain.
  • Put steak on top, season lightly and wrap pastry round this, sealing the edges with water.
  • Cook on the lightly greased baking tray for 20-25 minutes.
  • Lower heat as given and allow extra 20 minutes for under done steak; 25-30 minutes for medium cooked steak: 35-40 minutes for well done.

Oven temperature: hot, 425-450°F. – Gas Mark 6-7
then moderate, 350-375°F. -Gas Mark 4
Oven position: centre

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