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Chicken, Leek and Gammon Pie

The filling in this homemade pie is amazing. We are using chicken and gammon to make it. What is gammon, you might be wondering if you are not from the UK. Well, it is the hind leg of pork after curing. Sometimes it is smoked, and other times not. It needs to be cooked before eating it. If you are served a roasted ham in the UK, it is usually known as gammon steak, or just gammon. If you cannot get gammon steak, buy some cured ham instead. We are also using leeks, mushrooms and chicken in the filling, along with garlic, white wine, cheddar cheese, cream and chicken stock for the perfect taste.

First we are cooking the vegetables and then adding the garlic, wine, some flour, milk, the stock and cheese, followed by the cooked meats. Once everything is cooked through and well combined, you can transfer it into a baking dish and then top with your choice of puff pastry or shortcrust pastry. Puff pastry is more flaky, while shortcrust is more solid. You can use whichever you prefer or whichever you can find readymade.

The baking time will be between 30 and 40 minutes, depending which type of pastry you use. Because the filling is already cooked, as soon as you see the pastry turning golden brown, the pie is ready to serve. This is great served with mashed potatoes and perhaps carrots, broccoli or another fresh vegetable on the side. The filling is rich and creamy, so you do not need to make additional gravy or sauce to go with it.

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Savoury pies are really popular all over the UK, and fillings vary. Everyone has their own favourite and there are certainly plenty of options to choose from. Well-loved British pie fillings include beef, chicken, fish, and even more unusual choices such as lamb and fresh mint, pork and stilton, or even eels. The following pie recipe is a classic example of British comfort food, and we are using chicken and mushrooms in the filling, along with thyme, chicken stock, white wine, cream, and some peas too if you want to add them. We like to make the pies in 4 individual dishes but you can make one large pie if you prefer.

In the UK you can buy readymade pies, and either enjoy them cold or warm them up (or you can buy them hot from pie shops) but honestly nothing beats a homemade pie. This one is great served with mashed potatoes and your favourite vegetables. Consider broccoli, green beans or snow peas, along with carrots or corn on the cob. Some people might prefer fries or even potato salad or another kind of starch.

This savoury pie recipe is something the kids are going to love as much as the grownups, considering there are no strong flavours in there, just delicious creamy chicken and vegetables. You can leave the white wine out if you are making it for the kids although the alcohol should evaporate during cooking and we are only using a little anyway. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine and I would like to welcome you to TeaTime Recipes. Tea has always been a favourite of mine and I adore the tradition of serving this wonderful beverage with all kinds of little snacks both sweet and savoury. Read More