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Canapies!

Dec 16 2016

You’d never guess it but here at Pieminister we like a play on words.  Sometimes we change names because we don’t like the original ones and here is a textbook example. ‘Finger Food’ sounds gruesome. ‘Canapés’ sounds pansy. But canapies, on the other hand, sounds tasty. Below we’ve given you just one recipe for these read more …

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You really should make a Blackberry & Apple Pie this weekend (today’s Apple Day, y’know). Everyone thinks they make the best blackberry and apple pie.  Well, they don’t……Ange who used to work with in our kitchens, does. Her secret is to caramelise the apples in butter and spiced sugar first.  And see if you can read more …

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AKA Sailor Jerry’s hedonistic chocolate tart, this is about as excessively rich and naughty as food can get. It certainly proves that Oscar Wilde was right when he said, ‘Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.’ Serves 8 350g of sweet pastry 50g roasted hazelnuts 150g slightly salted butter, diced 150g dark chocolate, read more …

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Tom’s beef hash with homemade baked beans To celebrate the arrival of our three new gluten free pies (available from selected Waitrose stores) here is a recipe for a hearty gluten free hash from our friend at Westcombe Dairy, Tom Calver. From our cookbook A Pie for All Seasons, this is perfect comfort food. Serves read more …

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    WARNING! This is not a middle-of-the-road suburban pie – pheasant and pig cheeks equals foodie ‘DynaMarmite’. This is a pie with plenty of front, attitude and bags of flavoursome fat.  Serves 8-10 A brace of pheasants 25g butter 3 onions, diced 200g bacon lardons 2 tbsp plain flour Sea salt and black pepper For read more …

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Serves 6  2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, cut into 8 wedges 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 3 courgettes, sliced a pinch of dried chilli flakes a small bunch of rosemary, leaves picked and chopped a small bunch of thyme, leaves picked and chopped 400g can of chickpeas, drained 200g cherry tomatoes, cut in read more …

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These little triangles are packed with flavour and great for snacks & meat free cravings.   Serves 6 – 8 200g sliced butternut squash 1 aubergine, cut in half 1 red pepper, cut in half 1 red onion, cut in quarters 2 courgettes 150g cherry tomatoes 2 red chillies 4 garlic cloes, left whole 1tbsp read more …

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A whole week devoted to pies. What’s not to love? British Pie Week is the excuse you’ve been looking for to devour a pie or two and we’ve got no less than 15 pastried delights to sink your teeth into. As well as five Vegetarian Society Approved pies, including the yet undisclosed winner of our meat free recipe read more …

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Festive Leftovers

Dec 10 2015

This genius leftovers pies will neatly clear you out of all your turkey and roasted veg by Boxing Day.    Leftovers pie – Serves 6 500g leftover cooked turkey 300g leftover cooked ham about 300g leftover cooked vegetables about 300g leftover stuffing 500g puff pastry 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten to glaze   Veloute sauce read more …

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Tristan first came across this pie at a Women’s Institute fête. It’s a real man’s pie, he was told – but women will love it too!    SAUSAGE, CIDER & POTATO PIE – serves 6 500g new potatoes, cut into slices 6–8mm thick 25g butter 1 onion, sliced 1 dessert apple, peeled, cored and cut read more …

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