With ‘National Pie Week’ been and gone, it inspired us to get our baking hat on and share a selection of the best pies you can rustle up in the comfort of your own home.
The Classic Pie: Chicken Pot Pie
A classic form of comfort food, this delicious and rustic recipe was given to us by Leemei at My Cooking Hut, who drew upon childhood memories of pastry indulgence to create her perfectly portioned chicken pot pies. Drawing from a traditional recipe, with her added sprinkle of cooking flair, Leemei’s images had us watering at the mouth. For an added delight, serve with roast vegetables and chicken gravy. If you’d like to try your hand at her recipe, check out the full recipe on her blog.
The Comfort Pie: Cauliflower Fish Pie
Not everyone is a pastry fan, so if you’re looking for a pie without the carbs, a fish pie may be a good healthy choice for the week, using a cauliflower topping as opposed to the traditional mashed potato. Our Glasgow foodie has the perfect recipe to ensure your dinner party of six (or smaller, depending on how much pie you’d like for yourself) is all cosy inside and out.
The Vintage Pie: Beef, Stout and Oyster Pie
Feeling more adventurous? Miss Food Wise creates a Victorian-esque beef, stout and oyster pie – once the pie of the poor, but now a feast for any pie lover. Combining beef, Guinness and oysters, Miss Food Wise offers a lazy Sunday afternoon choice that can be served up with vegetables. Try your hand at making the pastry from scratch, all details of which can be found on the blog.
The while you wait pie: Ox Cheek Pie
Fuss Free Flavours’ much-loved pie is most certainly the Ox Cheek Pie. A recipe that allows time for the richness of the meat to soak up the combination of red wine and beef stock, give yourself a few hours for this one to really get a flavoursome dish at the end. There are many puff pastry recipes out there to make your own, but if you fancy speeding up the process, buy ready rolled pastry to save some time.
The Breakfast Pie
Ok, so we’re not sure you’d eat this for breakfast exactly – but there’s definitely potential there, due to its appetising combination of eggs and bacon. Its creator, Ed at Things We Make is quick to point out that it’s NOT a quiche, but it is made up of a delicious pastry base, filled with bacon, egg and cheese. If you’re looking to expand on the ingredients, Things We Make have also successfully adapted this recipe by replacing the bacon for patties of sausage meat.
We’re spoilt for choice on what to make first from this range of pie recipes! Do you have a favourite or obscure pie recipe? Why not share below?