RECIPE: Tiddy oggies (lamb & potato pasties)

Tiddy oggies literally means potato pasties. They’re traditionally made with beef but we’ve used lamb to these wholesome homemade pies

14 April 2015 - 16:07 By Mari-Louis Guy and Callie Maritz
Tiddy Oggies (potato & lamb pasties)
Tiddy Oggies (potato & lamb pasties)
Image: Matt van Lill


Makes: 6


400g lamb, cut of choice, finely diced

4-6 potatoes, peeled and finely diced

2 onions, chopped

2 turnips or carrots, finely diced

10ml (2 tsp) salt

5ml (1 tsp) ground black pepper

150ml beef stock


360g (3 cups) cake flour

5ml (1 tsp) salt

100g cold butter, grated

125ml (½ cup) cold water

Milk, for brushing


1) Preheat the oven to 150°C and grease a large baking tray.

2) Mix together all the ingredients for the filling and set aside.

3) For the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add water, one splash at a time, stirring continuously with the handle of a wooden spoon until a firm dough forms.

4) Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.

5) Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll out each piece into a circle the size of a side plate and trim the edges. Divide the filling into 6 equal portions and place in the centre of each pastry. Dampen the edges of the pastries and bring the two sides together in the middle, then pinch and crimp the edges to seal the pastie and make a frill.

6) Arrange the pasties on the baking tray. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 2 hours.

• Recipe from 'Make Give Sell' by Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy