Chicken, tarrogan, and leek pie

This pie is AMAZING. Honestly, it’s one of the most delicious, hearty, warming, indulgent, creamy, flavoursome pies in the world. I can say that because it’s not my recipe – it’s by the amazingly talented (and incredibly lovely) Laura Pope, who wrote it for those nice people at Comte cheese. I’ve made it a couple of times and it is now a firm favourite. And … Continue reading Chicken, tarrogan, and leek pie

An evening with Comte cheese

Last week I was lucky enough to spend an evening with top private chef Laura Pope and the lovely people from Comte cheese. Comte is one of my favourite French cheeses. It’s a semi-hard, pressed cheese made in the mountainous Jura region of France, close to the Swiss border. It’s an AOC cheese, meaning it can only be made by certain people, using special cows, in … Continue reading An evening with Comte cheese

Interview: Jon, Pieminster

To celebrate British Pie Week, we interviewed Jon, the founder of popular pie emporium, Pieminster. Jon tells us about his magnificent pies, his favourite swimming pool and his fondness for cured sausage. Enjoy! What inspired you to start Pieminister? A trip to Australia in 1996… I stumbled across a fantastic pie and mash shop called Harrys café de’ wheels and was sold on the idea… … Continue reading Interview: Jon, Pieminster

Roast Sweet Potato Goats Cheese and Spinach Pie

I can’t think of any food that is quite as comforting as pie, especially as it’s usually accompanied by mounds of mashed potato and thick gravy. The recipe is based on the delicious Heidi pie by Pieminister and it is definitely a labour of love, especially if you make your pastry from scratch, but it is so worth it! This is perfect for eating in … Continue reading Roast Sweet Potato Goats Cheese and Spinach Pie

Chestnut, Mushroom & Red Onion Pie

You just can’t beat a pie on cold winter’s evening.  This one is particularly seasonal, with chestnuts and mushrooms making up the filling.  It’s also quite hearty and I guarantee it will appeal to veggies and carnivores alike (the Committed Carnivore said he’d like to eat it every day!). I recommend using ready-made puff pastry – apparently even chefs don’t bother making their own at … Continue reading Chestnut, Mushroom & Red Onion Pie

Hazelnut Mascarpone

Hazelnut Pie with Orange Mascarpone and Strawberries

This recipe is very lovely for a nice summer’s day, it’s also very quick if you’ve gotten the hang of the pastry recipe (remember you can always freeze pastry ahead of time and defrost whenever you’re in the pie mood!) Remember not to over-whisk the mascarpone because this really does ruin the filling (trust me – I ruined mine haha) You will need:  300g strawberries … Continue reading Hazelnut Pie with Orange Mascarpone and Strawberries

Fishfinger Pie

With this glorious summer weather – by which I mean gales, thunderstorms and buckets of rain – in full-swing, this dish is perfect for keeping the hunger pangs at bay, and in my house this is our traditional Christmas Eve feast. The ultimate comfort food, fishfinger pie truly is delicious: enjoy with a chilled glass of white wine, for a dash of sophistication… Serves 3 … Continue reading Fishfinger Pie