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Monday, 24 June 2013

Chicken pie..... Cheats version

How many times did you crave a pie but were let down by the fact your freezer didn't seem to miraculously throw frozen pastry at you or you just couldn't be bothered making pastry?

Be bothered my friends because this pie wins on all fronts. And not a pastry sheet in sight! Don't be fooled, this is a pie. It looks like pie and tastes mighty fine.

This is a thermomix recipe but obviously can be made stove top too... If you have a thermomix the bracket instructions will make sense, if you dont, ignore that!

Filling
1 small onion
1 red capsicum
6 mushrooms
2 chicken breasts
pepper/salt
curry powder(optional)

Batter
100g cheese (edam or what ever you prefer)
180g of plain flour
500g milk
3 eggs
3 tsp of baking powder
1 tbsp butter
salt

I dont like the taste of baking powder,so use 120 g of SR flour and 60g plain flour

FILLING
Dice onion,capsicum and mushrooms ( or chop 6 sec/speed 6)
Add oil and chicken strips,seasoning and curry powder and saute until cooked. (or 10min/100 deg/reverse speed 1)

Drain off excess liquid and set aside.


BATTER
Chop or grate cheese (10sec/speed7)
Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well. (25sec/speed 3)

Pour the batter into greased oven proof dish, it should be runny, dont panic at this stage!
Spread the cooked chicken mix over the batter. It will look horrid, dont be put off just yet!
make sure it is even.
Cook in the oven for 50 mins on 180 degrees, or until golden brown. Refer to second pic ;)

Voila, a pie that isn't a pie that really is a pie! Serve with a salad or if you are feeling naughty some new potatoes smothered in butter and dill... mmmmm YUM!




2 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea
    This will be my next thermite recipe
    I've only just found your blog and will be back
    Thank you

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  2. Thanks Sue. Come back and let me know how it tasted :-)

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