Monday, 10 March 2008

Return of the pies

So after the success of the recent pie evening, I decided to have a go at making some of my own for tea yesterday. I used Simon Rimmer's Leek and Smoked Cheese Pie recipe, and was very happy with the pastry especially - the fat was 50/50 butter and veg suet and it worked extremely well. It was really stong and easy to handle, and didn't go soggy with the addition of the filling.


The pies were quite large, probably could have made 5 instead of 4 from the recipe quantities, but they'd be good as an all in one packed lunch. I liked the unsupported construction - one large circle for the base/sides and a smaller one for the lid. You put a ball of filling on the larger circle, brush both of them with egg wash then fold up the base and pinch it together with the lid to form a seal. Barry made a pastry snail with the leftovers...


2 comments:

Manoute said...

They look yummy. I love the snail too :oD

Jane said...

Very nice. Did you send a pic to Simon?