Savory Pies

Single Crust Pastry Dough

September 17, 2012

Single Crust Pastry Dough If you want to make a double crust then just double the recipe.  INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter – Cut Up 1/4 Cup Ice Water In a medium size bowl stir together the flour and salt.  With either two forks...

Nana’s Calzone

June 18, 2012

Nana’s Calzone   Nana’s Calzone is a delicious lunch or it can be served cold on a summer day.   When I serve it warm, I top it with a bit of marinara sauce.  All that is needed to complete the meal is a nice tossed salad.    INGREDIENTS 1 Pound...

Individual Shepherd’s Pies

April 29, 2012

Individual Shepherd’s Pies   In this recipe I use lamb.  Many people use beef, but the shepherds didn’t watch over their cows at night.  Make sure to use quality meat and the mashed potatoes seal the deal.    INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Olive Oil 1 Chopped Medium Onion 2 Pounds Ground Lamb...

Puff Pastry

October 26, 2011

Puff Pastry A relative of Middle Eastern phyllo dough as it is used in a similar manner to create layered pastries. It is thought that French painter, Claude Gelée, who lived in the 17th century. Apparently, Gelée was making a type of very buttery bread for his sick father. The...

Steak &Kidney Pie

October 24, 2011

Steak &Kidney Pie You don’t have to go to the pub to get great Steak & Kidney Pie. Now you can make it at home. INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 ½ Pounds Diced Chuck Steak ½ Pound Diced Ox Or Lamb Kidney 2 Chopped Onions 2 Diced Carrots 2...

Spanakopita

August 30, 2011

Spanakopita Spanakopita or Spinach Pie is a wonderful Greek savory pastry with a filling of chopped spinach, feta cheese and other ingredients wrapped or layered in a phyllo pastry and baked to a golden brown. Spanakopita is mostly eaten as a snack in Greece. In rural Greece, smaller amounts of...

Hurricane Beef Pot Pie

August 27, 2011

Hurricane Beef Pot Pie When there is a chill in the air and a hurricane on the way it is a good time for heartier fare. This savory meat pie makes the perfect dinner. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Lean Boneless Beef Chuck Cut Into Cubes 4 Teaspoons Olive Oil 2 Minced...

Chicken Pot Pie

May 2, 2011

Chicken Pot Pie I remember eating the TV dinner chicken pot pies growing up.  Even as a kid I thought that the frozen ones were horrible.  Homemade chicken pot pie is so much better.  If you don’t feel like making your own crust purchase a prepared one.  INGREDIENTS 1 Pound...

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