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National Pie Week

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National Pie Week

Who doesn’t love a pie? This British staple is versatile, simple and, most importantly, delicious – what better way to celebrate National Pie Week than to make a glorious sweet or savoury pie, and then devour the entire thing? With the help of Gourmet Gadgetry’s retro pie maker, we have some easy and mouth-watering recipes for you to try right now.

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You can always make a few batches of pastry at once and freeze any extra (wrapped in cling film) until needed. Shop bought fresh and frozen short crust or puff pastry work perfectly well with the Gourmet Gadgetry pie maker, however if you would prefer to use homemade pastry you can follow the recipe below.

Short crust Pastry Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g unsalted butter (cubed)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons of cold water

Preparation Method:

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cubes of butter to the bowl, then rub them in using your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of butter remaining.
  3. Making a well in the mix, add 2 tablespoons of the cold water, mixing with a knife until you have firm rough dough. Only add the extra water if needed.
  4. Cover your pastry with cling film and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes before using.
  5. Once your pastry is ready, sprinkle a little flour over your work surface and roll the pasty out with a rolling pin. You will need about 150g of pastry per pie, depending on how thick you like it to be. Using the pastry cutter, cut the pastry tops and bases ready to be used in the machine.

Pie fillings

When filling the pies, spoon your chosen mixture into the pie base, making sure you fill each pie just above the rim. Any sauce or gravy that you are using should be thick in consistency; anything with too much liquid will make the base of the pie soggy. We suggest using short crust pastry for savoury fillings and puff pastry for sweet fillings.

You can use canned meat or fruit (try our suggestions below), or why not try and be adventurous by creating your own recipes for fillings? All of the suggestions below will be more than enough to fill three to four pies.

Steak & Veg Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 150g beef steak cut into small pieces
  • 2 heads of broccoli, broken into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of peas
  • ¼ of an onion chopped
  • 50ml of thick pre-made gravy
  • 1 knob of butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation Method:

  1. In a pan on a medium heat, melt the knob of butter before adding the steak and onions, and gently sauté for a minute.
  2. Add the broccoli and peas to the pan, mixing in well, and allow the mixture to sauté for another couple of minutes until the meat is brown and the vegetables are a little tender.
  3. Spoon enough mixture into each pie base before seasoning with salt and pepper, and spooning over some of the gravy.
  4. Brush the top of each pastry base with beaten egg before adding the pastry top.
  5. Brush each pastry top with a little of the beaten egg before closing the lid. Don’t open the machine for the first five minutes whilst the pie is forming. Depending on how much mixture has been added the pie will take between 6-8 minutes to cook.

Minced Beef Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 200g lean minced beef
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 3-4 button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 50ml thick gravy
  • A splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation Method:

  1. In a pan on a medium heat add the mince, onions and mushrooms; allow the ingredients to fry for a few minutes whilst mixing.
  2. Once the mince has browned drain any excess liquid.
  3. Add the tomato puree, gravy, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning. Mix all ingredients well.
  4. Spoon enough mixture into each pie base in your pie maker.
  5. Brush the top of each pastry base with beaten egg before adding the pastry top.
  6. Brush each pastry top with a little of the beaten egg before closing the lid. Don’t open the machine for the first five minutes whilst the pie is forming. Depending on how much mixture has been added the pie will take between 6-8 minutes to cook.

Chicken & Mushroom Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 small chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • ½ an onion, chopped
  • 3-4 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 50ml thick gravy or white sauce
  • A Splash of olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation Method:

  1. In a pan on a medium heat add the olive oil and then the chicken. Allow to sauté for a few minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and onions to the chicken and sauté for another two minutes, until the chicken is browned and the vegetables a little tender.
  3. Turn the heat right down and add either the gravy or white sauce and seasoning to the pan. Mix all of the ingredients together and then remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Spoon enough mixture into each pie base in your pie maker.
  5. Brush the top of each pastry base with beaten egg before adding the pastry top.
  6. Brush each pastry top with a little of the beaten egg before closing the lid. Don’t open the machine for the first five minutes whilst the pie is forming. Depending on how much mixture has been added the pie will take between 6-8 minutes to cook

Apple & Cinnamon Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium cooking apples (peeled, de-cored, de-seeded and finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 knobs of butter

Preparation Method:

  1. In a pan on a medium heat, add the knob of butter then the chopped apple, sugar and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients well, and stir occasionally.
  2. It should take a few minutes for the mixture to turn golden brown - once it has, turn the heat off.
  3. Spoon enough mixture into each pie base in your pie maker.
  4. Brush the top of each pastry base with beaten egg before adding the pastry top.
  5. Brush each pastry top with a little of the beaten egg before closing the lid. Don’t open the machine for the first five minutes whilst the pie is forming. Depending on how much mixture has been added the pie will take between 6-7 minutes to cook.

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