Beef, Stilton and onion pie

Ingredients

Store Cupboard

  • 300g of puff pastry, shop-bought or homemade
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tsp water, for brushing
  • 100g of plain flour
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2l beef stock

Fresh Meat

  • 600g of beef chuck, cut into 4cm cubes

Oils & Vinegars

  • 40ml of vegetable oil

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 4 onions, peeled and halved but with the roots left on
  • 400g of chestnut mushrooms, halved

Beverages

  • 300ml of red wine

Salad & Fresh Herbs

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs of thyme

Cheese

  • 100g of Stilton, broken into 2cm nuggets

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper