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mini cheesy baked bean pies

Mini cheesy baked bean pies

These mini cheesy baked bean pies are perfect for lunch boxes and picnics. Anyone who loves baked beans will love these bite-sized pies.
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baked bean pies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Author Mandy Mazliah

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 75 g Flora
  • 200 g spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg yolk beaten

For the filling

  • 1/2 tin of baked beans or a small 200g tin
  • 75 ml milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 60 g cheddar cheese grated
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Place the spelt flour and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl and combine with a whisk. Chop the Flora into small pieces and rub into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir through the cheese. Beat the egg and milk together and gradually pour into the flour mixture, stirring as you go until it's combined to become a dough. Knead for a couple of seconds then wrap in clingfilm and place in the freezer for half an hour.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C (fan)/gas mark 6. Prepare a non-stick muffin tin by either greasing liberally or lining with silicone muffin cases. Paper ones can stick a little - I got the best results when I used my silicone cases.
  3. Remove the dough from the freezer and roll out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut circles with a pastry cutter or saucer and press into your prepared muffin tin. Bake blind for 10 minutes, remove the beans and return to the oven for five minutes.
  4. Once done remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 180°C/160°C (fan)/gas mark 4. Add a teaspoonful of baked beans to each pastry case. Beat together the egg white and the milk. Pour a tablespoon's worth over the beans then top with grated cheese. Be careful not to overfill the cases.
  5. Bake for a further 20 minutes or until the top has set and turned golden brown.
  6. Can be served warm or cold and they freeze beautifully.