How to make it

  • Remove fat or gristle from the meat and pound with a meat hammer or rolling pin or even the edge of a small plate.
  • Cut into half inch pieces (1cm).
  • Place pieces in a medium bowl (some cooks brown them in the suet first).
  • Add salt/pepper, mustard, onion, suet/butter/margarine and stock - mix well.
  • Divide the pastry into six equal portions.
  • Divide the meat mixture into six equal portions.
  • Roll each pastry portion to a six inch circle about quarter inch thick.
  • Place a portion of the meat mixture in the centre of the pastry circle.
  • Leave an edge of pastry showing all round.
  • Brush the outer edge of the pastry circle with water and fold up to the top.
  • Crimp the edges together well.
  • The crimped edges should be at the top of each bridie.
  • Make a small slit in the top to allow the steam to escape.
  • Place the bridies on a square baking tray brushed with oil.
  • Place in a pre-heated oven at GasMark8/450F/230C for 15 minutes.
  • Then reduce the temperature to GasMark4/350F/180C and cook for another 45 minutes.
  • Bridies should be golden brown.
  • If they are getting too dark, cover with greaseproof paper / foil.
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    " It was excellent "
    foyboy77 ate it and said...
    love em. going to put this on my mans food group.
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    " It was excellent "
    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    More please! I do not have a big appetite but You are making me hungry and that's a good thing.
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  • wholelottarosie62 8 years ago
    I honestly did not know what these were, but I definately am going to try making them. Being able to experiment is the funnest part of this site for me. Everything I've made has been Delicious. Thanks
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  • rhianna 8 years ago
    Mmm, these look so tasty! If you have a better idea/recipe for the flakey pastry than the flakey 'puff pastry' available in the USA, let me know, as I'd like to make these bridies sometime. Thanks!!

    I 100% appreciate the bridie's background that you gave.
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    I Love this "5"FORK!!!!! recipe~
    The combination of Flavors creates a
    real 'Taste Treat'~
    Thank-you so much for sharing~!
    If You are a friend of"Lor" (so special)
    I hope that You will consider being my
    'Food Friend', also??
    I added this recipe to some of my 'Groups'~
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  • ttaaccoo 8 years ago
    This sounds very delicious! thank you for the info re Barrie, and the recipe. 55555555555555555555555555555555555555
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Oh, this is a definite 5+++++
    Wonderful, WONDERFUL recipe and I am so glad to see you at this recipe group ~ finally.
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