A collection of savory pies; chicken, pork, hamburger, and veggies. See my TURNOVERS cookbook for bialys, bierrocks, blachinda, calzones, empanadas, kol borek, pasties, runzas, samosas, sukkot knishes, turnovers, and uzka saveur to name some. They are wonderful for lunch or dinner with a salad or bowl of soup.
This goes with Recipe #230311 and makes the most outstanding pastry crust ever! Lard is the preferred "shortening" and closest to the "original" recipe. But regular shortening will work, too. Although butter would make it very rich, I've NEVER used butter in this. The crust is very light and flakey--but sturdy enough to hold the pasty ingredients; turns a beautiful golden-brown when brushed with milk prior to baking. This recipe can also be used for quiches (weighted down with beans) and pies.
Received this recently from a friend and this will be my new recipe for this type dish.I made it for breakfast this morning and it is a keeper. While I have always put a variety of meats and/or vegetables in my impossible pies, this has a lot of vatiations I would not have thought of.
A quick to make chicken and vegetable pasty roll. Or you can make individual pasties. Great for at home or take-to-work lunches, and the perfect gourmet tucker for picnics and when you're attending outdoor sporting events! Adapted from a recipe from the Simply Great Meals Club website.
I love quiche, but unfortunately I'm the only one that does. Therefore, making a standard size would be a total waste. With this recipe, I can enjoy my little treats, while having a nourishing meal. These do not take a lot of time to fix, and because they heat up so well, are a great time saver. I find that two are quite sufficient for me.
You could have a great lunch by adding a small salad to go with it. The occasions actually, are endless. Hmmmm, and it's almost lunch time too.
If you're not into onions and zucchini, you can easily substitute with your favourites. How about "Mini Lorraines" ?
As far as the type of cheese goes, try to use something on the milder side. Swiss, or a light cheddar works well. I've also gone 'bold' before too! The Tex-Mex mixes are wonderful.
Experiment, and Enjoy!!!
Last night I was tired and wanted to make something easy after cooking all day. So I grabbed two chicken breast fillets, some puff pastry, frozen peas, sliced leeks and ready made bechamel sauce ...... the recipe looks like a lot of work, but it really isn't - the steps are all so simple. I hope you also find it easy to throw together after a big day!
This is an adopted recipe from Mean Chef. I plan on making this when my tomatoes are in season. Mean Chefs words are:
I usually don't bother rolling out the puff pastry. Instead I leave the sheet whole as it comes from the box. This makes one larger tart.