If you search storycooking.com there are all kinds of recipes for hand pies. We just love them, savory or sweet. Today’s version is adapted from King Arthur’s website via Lara Ferroni’s book Real Snacks. The recipe made 12 hand pies.
For the dough:
2 cups (250 grams or 8 ½ ounces) flour (I split 3 ways: 2/3 cup of each: Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, Millet Flour and Corn (which I “milled” in a old coffee grinder)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick ( 8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
8 tablespoons of cold water
1 egg yolk (to brush pastries before baking)
Blueberry preserves from our garden, at room temperature for the filling
To make the dough, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Work in the butter until you see pea-sized lumps of butter. Add water slowly and press the dough together, mixing just until come to a ball.
Divide the dough in half. Shape each half rectangles. Let it rest in a cool place. Open the dough between an open zip-log bag with some flour to roll out.
Cut into squares, fill with 1 tablespoon of filling. Here an example.
Bake 350 for 25 minutes.