How to Make Greggs Steak BakeCourse: Brunch, Main CourseCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Not too Hard
One of the most popular products that Greggs the bakers produce is their Steak Bake. Here we show you how to make your own steak bake at home, just like Greggs, (Almost)
1 small onion finely diced
250 g diced beef good quality stewing steak
1 tbsp Flour
500 ml Beef stock 2 beef stock cubes in 500ml of boiling water
salt and black pepper
375 g Puff pastry either a block or ready rolled
1 Egg beaten with a dash of milk
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6
- Dice the beef fairly small
- Slice the onion just as fine as you can
- Heat a tablespoon of oil in a deep frying pan and add the onion
- Sweat the onions off until translucent then add the diced beef
- Fry the beef until well browned all over.
- Add the flour and thoroughly coat the beef and onion, allow to cook out for a minute or two, while continuing to stir
- Make up the beef stock and add the to meat, stir well and bring to the boil
- Turn the heat down and allow the mixture to simmer until it has reduced and thickened then leave to cool completely
- While waiting for the meat to cool, roll out the pastry to on a floured surface to about the thickness of a pound coin, or if using ready rolled just unroll the pastry on a floured surface to roughly 16″ x 9″
- Cut the puff pastry into 4 rectangles, 4″wide and 4½” long, therefore if you have rolled the pastry out to the correct dimensions you should get 4 lengths across and cut those lengths in half to produce the 8 rectangles
- Pile the pastry up into a couple of piles and place in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes, by which time the meat should be nice and cold also
- Make up the egg wash by beating the egg with a splash of milk
- Brush the edges of one rectangle with egg wash, then spoon your beef filling into the middle. About 1-1½ tablespoons, don’t overfill otherwise the filling will spill out of the pastry when baked
- Top with the other rectangle of pastry, press the edges down and seal the pastry by pressing a fork around the edges
- Brush the pastry with egg and score six diagonal lines on the top of the pastry.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the bakes evenly
- Transfer to the oven and bake for 20mins until golden brown, and piping hot.
- Check after 15 mins just to make sure they are baking evenly and not too quickly
- If necessary turn the baking tray around to get an even bake
- You’ll never have to buy a Greggs Steak Bake again.