This recipe is for a ‘Pie Art’ Pie allowing a little extra pastry for decoration. … Read more…
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!)
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. … Read more…
On the ninth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Mini Beef Empanadas
Makes 20 Small or 8 full size.
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp baking powder
Cold water to combine (70-90ml)
225g lean minced beef
1 onion, diced
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. … Read more…
On the eighth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Baileys Pastry Mince Pies – oh yes indeed!
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.… Read more…
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!… Read more…
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!
1 x Block of Puff Pastry (recipe here)
450g Black Forest Berries, frozen
100g caster sugar
A little milk and caster sugar for glazing.… Read more…
This is such a great family pie and was also a hit on The Great British Bake Off – no soggy bottoms here!
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! … Read more…