Thursday, February 7, 2008
Pie for Dinner
Mmmmmmm. Pie for Dinner. What could be more comforting and warming in the winter?
This all started because I suddenly had a hankering to make some individual savory pastries. I still want to do this some day when I find a good recipe. I am thinking I could make a big batch and then freeze them and have them on hand to bring to work or pull out for dinner on days when I don't feel like cooking. My original concept was thinking of the pies (pasties?) I had many moons ago in the UK that i pretty much lived on during my short stay there. (Not a heck of a lot of vegetarian options at the time) Cheese and onion, cheese and mushroom. Etc. But updated with some high-scale ingredients, and maybe not so heavy as I remember.
Surprisingly i couldn't really find a recipe for what I was looking for. But I did find this. A Spinach-and-cheese pie with mushrooms and bacon, baked traditionally with a biscuity parmesan-enhanced crust. Yum! I think I totally could have adapted this to individual pies and maybe I will next time. I really liked the crust but I am not sure if it would hold up to the handheld treatment. I think I will probably just start experimenting with traditional pie crust and various fillings.