A pie or lamington drive is one of the proven stayers of fundraising. This form of fundraising is best order-driven, with forms distributed, orders collected (along with money) and baked goods delivered on a set date. Many companies now provide a wide range of baked goods to appeal to different tastes.
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Feel like pie? This one is a staff member’s fave – using a classic Australian ingredient;
Prep 25 min | Cook 35 min
1 onion, finely diced
500g beef mince
1 tablespoon cornflour dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons Vegemite
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
3/4 cup beef stock
8 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan, cook onion for 5 min until softened. Stir in the beef mince, breaking up any lumps with a fork. Cook until browned.
Add cornflour mixture, Vegemite, sauce and stock. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 min until sauce is thickened. Set aside and allow to cool.
Preheat a 2-pie capacity electric pie maker. Cut 8 shortcrust pastry rounds for the bases and 8 puff pastry rounds for the tops. Line the bases with shortcrust pastry, fill with ¼ cup meat mixture and top with puff pastry rounds.
Brush the pie tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook for 7 min or until pastry is golden. Serve with mustard and tomato sauce.
Originally published 23 March, 2015
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