There's something highly satisfying about chucking all the ingredients into one pot and leaving them to meld into something full of flavour! Less washing-up too...
I seem to have a craze at the moment for cooking everything in individual portions. I love individual steamed puddings and now I'm into making individual pies as well. These are dead simple to make, easy to serve and the rich, luscious flavour of the
Those who claim not to be able to make pastry will love this easy American rhubarb pie, as presentation skills really aren't needed! It's also lower in calories than a conventional pie as the top is left uncovered.
Yes, this really is easy. You can now buy packs of three different selections of ready-prepared game, or you can use all cubed venison.
This is what I call comfort food - the kind of thing to make on a cold, grey winter's day. You can vary the vegetables if you like (I quite like it with mushrooms replacing half the leeks).
This traditional pudding will go down a treat after a roast lunch on Sunday - serve it with plenty of cream for the finishing touch.
If you can get hold of a wild rabbit for this, so much the better.
This American idea for making a pie is blissfully easy – no baking tins and no lids to be cut, fitted and fluted. It looks very attractive because you can see the fruit inside and, because there is less pastry, it's a little easier on the waistline.
Home-made individual bacon and egg pies, baked in patty tins or as a whole pie, make a very good and easily transportable picnic dish. Alternatively, they are nice served warm after the picnic if the weather wasn’t up to scratch. For a whole pie, use
No one could fail to be delighted with these gorgeous little pies...in summer, they're perfect for picnics or for lunch, served with salads and chutneys.
I find Cornish pasties often have too much pastry and not enough filling. However, the traditional filling of steak, potato and turnip is so delicious I now make one big pie using this filling – which is also a lot quicker than making individual past
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