Monday, 24 January 2011

Adventures in pastry ...

Okay it might not sound so adventurous, but Ive never really made much pastry before and I set my self a new year goal, forget cutting out carbs and drinking only herbal teas, I am resolved to master, or if not master at least figure out pastry...Ive made cakes, I'm getting better at bread, I'm having fewer disasters with scones but Ive avoided pastry thus far, or I'm ashamed to admit I've bought it frozen, so I figured it was about time to get to grips with it...

 Its not perfect, and probably never will be but I made a chicken pie with the kids (they were on leaf cutting duties)...
It was from Nigellas 'How to Eat' in the children's food section. The filling she recommends is really nice and very child friendly, just stock, milk, butter, cooked chicken and sweetcorn and then topped with pastry. I did double the pastry ingredients as I think her pie dish mush have been tiny, the amounts certainly wouldn't have covered ours.
 I must admit I couldn't quite believe how easy it was - and how well it went down with all the Freerangers, I wouldn't call myself a pastry connoisseur but its definitely homemade from now on for sure!


  1. looks amazing...and i bet it tasted amazing...and i also bet the kids gobbled it up cause they had helped so much!! fantastic!!!! yipppeeeee!!! :)

  2. It looks so good and I bet it tasted great!!
    Good job!!

  3. That looks lovely! I am very fond of chicken pie, and more so of pastry, in just about any form. The kids did a great job with the leaf cutting.

  4. I looks delicious and I'm sure it tasted delicious too.

  5. That pie looks really impressive. You should be proud of yourself. Could just eat a lovely pie.


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