Begin with a flakey and gorgeous pie dough.
2 1/2 cups flour
Pinch Salt mixed thoroughly into the Flour
2 sticks Unsalted Butter
Hand cut the butter into the flour until its crumbled and crumbly.
Add cold water bit by bit as you mold the flour into a light but finally unsticky dough.
Form it into a nice ball and shove it, covered, into the fridge while you make the filling.
A pound or so of ground beef sautéed with onion and garlic and a big tablespoon of curry powder, enriched at the end with a generous amount of either full fat cream or sour cream. Let it mellow on the stove while you roll out little rounds of dough. Fill each little round with the curried meat filling and pinch them up into little purses. Bake them at 350 until golden and fragrant. Let them cool and heat them up gently if your party is actually the next day. I made about 30 of them and there was not a single one left when all was said and done. Happy Birthday! Or whatever day it is that requires this kind of celebration.