Really don't know why it is named Cornish pie as in Secret Recipe. Its might have originated from Cornwall with its meaty and potatoes fillings wrap in huge pastry into half moon just like our curry puffs.
Ingredients: Fillings- makes 4 -5 pies
2 chicken thighs -steamed and shredded
3 medium size potatoes-cubed
1 carrot- cubed
1 big onion- chopped
1 tin button mushroom- chopped
1/2 cup cream of mushroom soup
1 tbsp oil
2 hardboiled eggs- quartered
salt and pepper to taste
a pinch of mixed dried herbs
125g cold butter
ice cold water to mix
Heat a tablespoon oil in pan or wok. Put in chopped onions to saute til soft and fragrant. Add in mushroom, potatoes, carrots and fried for a minute or two. Then add in cream of mushroom soup and some stock from the steamed chicken. Season with a bayleaf, mixed herbs and some pepper. Leave to boil for 5 mins and then add in the shredded chicken. Cook til moist but not too dry and watery. Leave aside to cool.
To make the pastry, sieve flour and rub in cubed cold butter with fingers til it resembles fine bread crumbs. Then add in ice cold water to form a firm dough. Wrap up dough with clean plastic sheets and leave in fridge to chill for about 30 mins before using.
Roll out pastry into 3mm thickness then cut out with knife into oval shape. Put enough fillings in middle and fold up and press the edges together. Crimp the edges neatly to close up fillings. Lightly brush it with a beaten egg and bake it in a preheatd oven of 200 degrees Celcius for 20-25 minutes til golden brown.
|Golden brown pie in oven........|