Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th of January – Home-Made Beef Pie

Posted: January 26, 2012 in 7. January 2012

Made with Love

Tuesday was a rather uneventful day apart from the fact that Rosie and I watched the last episode of Downton Abbey to our great joy to the episode and disappointment that it was all over until sometime later this year.

On Wednesday however it was all go go go. I spent the morning skyping with friends and family. I had a lovely talk to Hans and he gave me the heads up for a pastry recipe as today was going to be another pie making day. I had decided to make my own beef pie of sorts. It was very easy. The recipe for the pastry is simply 2 parts flour, 1 part butter and salt to taste – mix until it resembles pastry then let it rest in the fridge for at least half an hour.

The filling

To make the filling I fried some onions then chunks of beef at a high temperature. I then added red wine, leeks (aka boring), a few stems of rosemary, carrots, salt and pepper. Towards the end I added a bit of corn flour to thicken it up, so far it looked and tasty good.

After my pastry had rested I rolled it out with the handy help of my make shift rolling pin – a wine bottle. I pre-baked the pastry to crisp it up for about 15 minutes, then added the filling and made the top look pretty(ish).

Serving the Pie

It was very yummy! After dinner Alex’s friend Dan came over and we had a game of Scattegories – thanks to the internet. I am happy to report that I won! It was a great evening.


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