Baked Curry Beef Puff
1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 cups finely-diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/4 cup finely-diced peeled russet potato
2 cups grated carrot
1/2 pound beer
1 packge frozen puff pastry dough - (17 oz) defrosted
2 eggs yolks lightly beaten with
1 teaspoon water
In small bowl combine cornstarch solution, chili sauce, sesame oil, curry powder, tumeric powder, salt, sugar, black pepper and 5-spice powder.
For the Filling: Heat a wok over high heat until hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat the sides. Add the onion, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry until the onion is tender, about 1 minute. Add the potato and carrot and stir-fry until they are almost tender, about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and stir-fry until it is broken up and no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Add the seasoning mixture and mix well.
For the Puffs: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out each sheet of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thick. Cut the dough into 3-inch rounds with a cookie cutter or tumbler. Place about 1 tablespoon of stuffing in center of each round. Moisten the edges of dough with the tip of your finger dipped in water. Fold the dough in half to enclose the filling. Press the edges together firmly to seal, then crimp the edges with the tines of a fork.
This recipe yields 6 servings.