Savouries

Pork pie

So the past couple weeks were a celebration of the crowning of the queen of England.

 

`Celebration`recipes were all over the net.

 

I do not want to be like everybody, totally predictable, so I decided to give you a recipe now that I tried during this period and I did not post it on purpose at the time.

Enough of this.

 

Basically a British classic dish that does not need to be eaten only once a year.

In short in my household we do not eat pork meat, not because of religion or something like this, but because we believe it is not so good for our health.

Of course once in a while one can have it.

 

Pork pie is something you can have as a main course or a picnic treat and it is very easy to make.

 

You will need just a couple of things. First of all do not be cheap about the meat, it`s been made with good quality pork sausages and this means at least 97 % meat.

Go find them and you can start.

 

We will need a basic shortcut pastry today with some upgrades:

400 gr. flour

100 gr. lard, palm fat or butter

4 tbsp.milk

1 egg

linseeds and or black sesame seeds

 

 

Here I think by now you know the drill. Rub the fat with the flour until crumbly, add the seeds. Add the milk and the egg and try to make the dough whole. If it is sticky just pat it together. Wrap in a cling film and put it in the fridge.

 

 

The filling:

200 gr. good quality pork sausage

200 gr. chopped bacon

fennel seeds

black pepper

sage

 

 

In a bowl  squeeze the sausages out of their skin, add the bacon and the herbs. Mix well.

Take the dough out of the fridge. Lay a deep pie dish with baking paper. Roll out with a pin 2/3 of the dough and make a base for the filling.

Pour evenly the meat mix, even it out with a knife or a spoon. Roll out the rest of the pastry and cover the pie like with a lid. Take a fork and press the sides together. And with the same fork make small holes on the top, just a few.

Put in a preheated oven 170 C for about 30-40 min.

 

 

 

Today I`m not going to have a long afterword, only the usual do not be afraid to try new things.

 

This dish goes with something fresh as side like crunchy salad or steamed veg and of course with a glass of ice-cold beer.

 

 

Cheers and have a great weekend!

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