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Banoffee Pie


Jan 14 100

This was the birthday bake of request from my youngest, Fin, just recently.

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Rhubarb Pie and a Spot of Pie Art!


This recipe is for a ‘Pie Art’ Pie allowing a little extra pastry for decoration. 

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

Okay it’s not a pie, it’s a tart…. but I think sweet potato pie sounds better!

A thoroughly different use for Sweet Potato and a tough one to describe, think of the filling as a cross between cheesecake and a custard tart.  

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Day 11 – Pork Pies with Cranberry Jelly

On the eleventh day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Pork Pies with Cranberry Jelly.

(She’s nearly collapsed in a heap getting all these recipes done – but the taste testing has been fun!)

Pork Pie with Cranberry Jelly

The cranberry jelly in these pies makes for something really lovely – a sweetish jelly with the tasty pork filling and crunchy crisp hot water crust pastry.  

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Day 9 – Mini Beef Empanadas

On the ninth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Mini Beef Empanadas

Mini Spicy Beef Empanadas

Makes 20 Small or 8 full size.

Ingredients:

Pastry

225g plain flour

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp baking powder

50g butter

50g lard

Cold water to combine (70-90ml)

Filling

225g lean minced beef

1 onion, diced

2tbps oil

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

100ml beef stock

1 egg, beaten for glaze

Begin by making the pastry.  

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Day 8 – Baileys Pastry Mince Pies

On the eighth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Baileys Pastry Mince Pies – oh yes indeed!

Baileys Mince Pies

I didn’t think you could beat mince pies made with zesty pastry (recipe here)  turns out you can – with Baileys Pastry! 

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Ham & Leek Gougere

Sounds fancy, it’s not (you know me better!)  This makes a great family tea, a change from pie and casserole but still with that give you a great big hug hearty winter meal!  This is Mum’s recipe, but I’ve fidgeted about with it of course – here’s hoping she doesn’t mind too much.

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Chicken Bacon and Leek Halloween Pies

Halloween Chicken Bacon and Leek Pies

It’s so much easier to for me to think sweet treats for Halloween – but why not try these lovely chicken bacon and leek Halloween pies,  you can also use this recipe to make a large family pie.  Once you get to grips with the glaze idea you’ll be using it on all sorts of things!

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Black Forest Fruits Puff Pies

Buttery, Puffety Pastry mini fruit pies (yes I know that’s not a real word….)

Eat them warm, eat them cold, pour with cream, with custard, just don’t eat them all yourself!

Makes 12.

Ingredients:

1 x Block of Puff Pastry (recipe here)

450g Black Forest Berries, frozen

100g caster sugar

A little milk and caster sugar for glazing.

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Minced Beef Pie with Cheesy Crust

This is such a great family pie and was also a hit on The Great British Bake Off – no soggy bottoms here!
Ingredients:
Pastry225g plain flour75g butter, cold diced75g Lancashire cheese1 egg yolk4-6tbsp cold water
Filling250g minced beef2 carrots, diced1 stick of celery, diced1 onion, dicedSplash of ale2tbsp tomato puree2tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 egg beaten for egg wash
Pastry first! 

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