Tuesday, March 2

G is for Good Old Fashioned British Cooking!


Easy Chicken & Mushroom Pie!



We all go through fads and fazes, hubby announced only last night that he was going off fancy food! I was somewhat surprised as I would not regard myself as a fancy food cook, but heyho in the everyday life of a domestic goddess I guess one has to take delivery of such comments gracefully and move on! before I move on however I will mention that this comment came after he "played" with his Lamb Biryani and said that he didn't really like lamb biryani! My mind cast back to last week when I remember removing an empty plate after he had heartedly tucked into ....yes you've guessed Lamb Biryani! BUT as I say.....quickly moving on.........
so I decided to do a good old fashioned pie, chicken and mushroom to be precise, why? cos we had chicken and mushrooms in the fridge.

This is my recipe, I made it up for ease, and to be part of my cookery challenge!

Short crust pastry

Diced chicken
Mushrooms
Stock cubes
cup of milk
2 Tablespoons of flour
Seasoning

Cook chicken in a splash of oil.
Add stock cubes/stock and cook until chicken well coated.
Add mushrooms and milk.
Dissolve flour in a jug with a splash of cold water, gradually add in stock from pan.
Stir until thickens.
Leave to cool after seasoning

Line pie dish & bake blind for 10 minutes
Pour chicken filling into pie dish
Coat crust with water
Add pastry lid and trim edges.
Coat with beaten egg & cook 20 - 25 minutes in 180 oven.

We will be having this tonight, will let you know how it goes, but the tasting I did throughout was very favourable, let's see what the boss? thinks! lol!

31 comments:

  1. I'll try that, we haven't had pie for ages. G is for Guten Appetit (that's German for enjoy your meal) :)

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  2. That looks and sounds delicious! I'm going to try this one for sure! Have a great week!!

    Sylvia

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  3. I'll take good old fashioned British (or home) cooking over restaurant food any day and chicken 'n mushroom pie? Mmmmm... :)

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  4. That is something I have never tasted, but will be remedied the next time I come to the UK :-)

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  5. O Denise - I've just had my tea and now I'm feeling hungry again!

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  6. I must admit I'm a very plain eater, but that looks gorgeous.

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  7. Another scrumptious meal! I don't want to make it though-I just want to show up at your doorstep hungry and ready to eat!

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  8. We've been searching for a good pot pie for ages. Don't know how to make one and all the premade ones are not that great. Must give yours a try, though. Sounds delish!

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  9. I'm rather fond of pot pies but think maybe I'll pass on the lamb biryani. Tasty post!

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  10. That looks so delicious, but give me briyani anytime! I just love spicy food. :p

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  11. Home cooking of any kind beats ready made.

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  12. Sounds like a delicious recipe! Yum!

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  13. Oh my goodness Mrs. Nesbitt! In my house that would be fancy cooking for sure! It looks delicious! I hope you and your husband enjoyed it very much : )

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  14. That sounds delicious. I must say , since I am definitely NOT a cook, I do get some inspiration from your recipes -- not always what you would expect, but some good ideas.

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  15. You always make me hungry when you start writing your recipe. I will try it someday.

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  16. I shouldn't think he'll have any complaints about that - it sounds delicious! Great G post:-)

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  17. Hi Denise...actually, this receipe sounds easy enough for me to tackle. I bet it was delicious.

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  18. That seems tasty....Better ask your husband to try Hyderabadi Biryani

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  19. Sounds yummy. :) I can't think your husband would not agree.

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  20. haha - he really does appreciate all that cooking - and I am sure it is well deserved. It looks delicious!!

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  21. I'll have to stop coming here - it's all too good!

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  22. I missed Wednesday! oh dear...

    Happy TT!
    Happy WW!
    Happy AT!
    Happy March!

    hugs
    shakira

    SHE IS NO LONGER ALONE

    OUR KOREAN CATS

    GREEN

    G IS FOR GLAMOROUS

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  23. Mmmm! I love chicken pie. But my family would never forgive me if I 'cheated' on the crust and only put pastry on top! They demand full top and bottom pies!

    Love the biryani story. LOL!

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  24. That looks delish Denise, will try it soon.
    Sorry I've not dropped by recently, I've been having 'techy probs' with PC..
    Hope all is good in Yorkshire.

    Di.x

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  25. Are you going to join Master Chef? I love watching the show. Now they have Master Chef New Zealand.

    I am no master cook, but I like to watch people cook.

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  26. Sometimes Denise, you just can't win, can you? I totally recognise what you are talking about - when I serve up a new successful dish to the fam, experience has taught me to make it a rare treat on the table - or EXACTLY what you say is guarenteed to come next, "Mum, I don't like this anymore.." (Grrrr!)

    That pie looks delish.

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  27. Your chicken pie looks so yummy. I'm sure Jon will love it. Looks like homecooking at its best.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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