PORK MEAT PIES WITH SCALLION BUTTER

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Confession. I’m into women. Sometimes it’s their intelligence. I’m crushing on a psychologist I think is incredible right now. This time is different though, pure lust, infatuation. I adore Lady and Pups’ food blog. She’s captivated me with her fluid writing, precise styling, and one section entitled “Shit I eat by myself”, which let’s be honest, is hilarious and wonderfully indulgent.

I’ve been an admirer of her blog for some time now, but had many other recipes on the go, so I hadn’t tried one of hers yet. But today, I did. Am I ever glad I did. Let me just start out by saying I’m so thrilled with how straightforward and approachable the technique is for dealing with the dough. The last time I wrestled with dough, I tackled sourdough bread to surprise Bob.  It was such a huge disappointment because it involved a loving, 8 hour process. To have that fall flat and resemble naan bread weighted with stones made me so sad. (Bob still ate some because he’s a saint.)

Anyways, back to the recipe at hand. Massive hit.

INGREDIENTS
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  • DOUGH
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  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp (300 g) bread flour
  • 1 cup (240 g) warm water, plus 1 tbsp (15 g)
  • ¾ tsp salt
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  • PORK FILLING
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  • 21 oz (600 g) ground pork
  • 1 cup (85 g) scallion (finely diced)
  • 3½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ¾ tsp brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp beef stock
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  • SCALLION BUTTER
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  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tbsp diced ginger
  • ½ cup diced scallions

 

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