I don't think you will find a better pie pastry, not only is this easy to handle but bakes outs flaky and light and has a rich buttery flavor! --- you could use 3 cups all purpose flour but the crust will not be as flaky --- here's a tip, to prevent a soggy pie crust brush a thin layer of egg white over the bottom crust before filling --- *NOTE* this can also be made using a processor with great results, which is the way I most always do (see instructions below the recipe) if you are making this on a food processor cube the butter and lard into about 1-inch pieces and then partially freeze.
The secret to my spanakopita is 3 kinds of onion - red onion, spring onions and leek. If you are lacking one, just add more of the others, but this is the 'secret ingredient' to an excellent pie. Enjoy!
I looked here first for a shepherd's pie recipe but couldn't find one that sounded like what I was craving so I made my own and WOW, am I impressed with myself. It's so easy, but tastes like it's homemade!!
I thought I better post this so that I would know where it is every time I go to make it. I am tired of searching through umpteem books each time. It is my husband's favorite dish and if I have to be honest I really enjoy it as well. It's a supper dish found in both Monmouthshire and the Welsh counties, traditionally served with pickled beets or pickled red cabbage. We like it with crusty brown bread and pickled beets. It's delicious!
This recipe is so versatile. You can pretty much throw in whatever you have in left-overs. I have used leftover roast beef or London broil, plus have changed the veggies around, etc. It is great comfort food that helps you clean out the fridge!
My mother made this for me when I was a kid and it's just great. She's had this recipe forever and still makes it today. If you like hot dogs, then you're gonna love this! : ) We serve it with hot corn or string beans on the side. You may also use seasoned ground beef instead of hot dogs, if you wish.
This pie makes a lovely light supper dish. It takes very little time to put together and bake. Serve it with your favorite salad. This recipe is adapted from a cookbook by The Sons of Italy Florida Foundation.
If you think chicken pot pie is a mess of cubed carrots and shriveled peas with shreds of chicken in a gloppy sauce, encased in a pale and pasty crust...think again. These meaty, delicious and aromatic turnovers are chicken pie with a capital P. The crust is flakey and they just taste "good"!