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Sometimes you may have a craving for some sort of baked good, but you just don’t know what yet. Sweet, savory, doesn’t matter. You want something baked and that is all you know. Well, try my all purpose Pasty Dough. Makes eight 5 inch. pasties filled with whatever your heart may desire.

10448797_10204134647832824_6015126915295979071_n1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter substitute
1/3 cup non fat milk.
2 tablespoons splenda (if you want a sweet dough)

Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork in a bowl. Make a well in the middle. In a sauce pan heat up the milk and the butter substitute till everything is melted and blended. Try not to let it boil.  Then poor the liquid into the well of dry goods. Use a fork to mix everything together till all of the dry ingredients are now wet.

Turn out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and kneed for about 30 sec. Basically making sure everything is mixed. Wrap up the dough and put it in the fridge for two hours. Plenty of time to decide what you will be filling them with. 🙂

When it’s time, flour a large flat surface and roll out your dough till it is nice and thin. I made 7 5inch pies and two 4 inch pies with mine. Use a cup or a biscuit/cookie cutter to cut them out, or devide the dough into little balls and roll them out individually. When you fill them,  make sure you leave space so you can seal the edges. Wet them first. that will help the edges to stick when you pinch them together. I purchased molds from Amazon.com, but you don’t have to.

The 5 inch pies hold about two table spoons of filling. I filled mine with a mixture of ground chicken, basil, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, and pasta sauce. I then put Parmesan on the top before I baked them. I also made some small, 4inch ones and filled them with apple sauce and raspberry preserve with some pumpkin pie seasoning for kick. I’ve also used riccota cheese and fruit with honey in the past with good results.

Many people will recommend that you brush the tops with some egg whites or melted butter substitute but I did not do that for these.

Cook at 450 for 15-20min. Till they are nice and golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
My meat pasties came out to 108 calories each. My desert ones were 74 calories.

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