Product Review: Dumpling / Pasty Maker

Product Review: Dumpling / Pasty Maker
4-6-5

Price: 5 / 5

Ease Of Use: 5 / 5

Ease Of Cleaning: 5 / 5

Storage: 5 / 5

Usefulness: 3/ 5


I had these little gadgets a while now and I have used then a few times. There are a few identical ones available on Amazon.

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Yesterday I was looking through the fridge for some dinner ideas (didn’t have a clue what to make, I hate that!) when I spotted a small quantity of left-over potatoes.

There weren’t enough to do a full meal with but I thought “Aha! Pasty maker!”

I had some pastry left over as well so I set about to make some yummy pasties and a huge salad.

So are these gadgets worth their money? Well to be honest they really are not very expensive but you know, are they just going to be clogging up your cupboard?

It really depends if you like a nice pasty or a samosa.

They are super easy to use, just roll out your pastry (nice and thin so it goes crispy) use the back of the pastry maker to cut out the circle.

Just turn the pasty maker over, place the pastry on top and put the filling in (for filling you can use whatever you like, but I used a few boiled potatoes, 2 shallots, a small cup of Quorn mince and some peas, carrots and sweetcorn. Quickly fried to soften the veg and cook the mince add pepper and salt and a bit of curry powder. Add a splash of water and then let it cool slightly to fill the pasties).

Brush a bit of egg-wash on the edge and close the pasty maker to squish the edge together and voila you’re done!

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A brush of egg-wash to make them look a nice golden colour and just pop them in the oven at 200 °C (390 °F) for 20 min. Delicious and easy.

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Not much to wash up and it stores easily in the box.

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And this is how it ended up, not bad for left-overs is it?

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