Mrs Portly’s Great British Pie Week Pig-Out is almost over, which will come as a sad disappointment to my husband but a great relief to the seams on my trousers. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who suggested ideas and if yours haven’t appeared this week, keep an eye out, because I’ll be revisiting the subject.
I’m finishing with a flourish and a rather magnificent Minted Lamb Pie, inspired by a mutton pie from Eliza Acton. Continue reading →
I know it’s British Pie Week but I had to get at least one Spanish recipe in this week. These empanadas, or tuna pasties, are good hot or cold and although you can use ordinary puff or shortcrust here, this particular pastry is well worth a try. Continue reading →
This is perhaps best described as a spanokopita that detoured to Suffolk via Wales.
A spanokopita, of course, is a Greek pie made with filo pastry and filled with spinach and feta. But when I conducted a straw poll on Mrs Portly’s Facebook page to ask readers what they’d like me to cook for this week’s British Pie Week, Penny asked me to concentrate on great British ingredients and Jo suggested leek and cheese (and filo). Continue reading →
It’s British Pie Week, an event which cannot go unmarked in Mrs Portly’s Kitchen. So I’m going to give you a pie recipe every day from Monday to Friday this week and I’m starting with an old-fashioned family favourite.
There are fancier pies, it’s true, but when it comes to classic comfort food few things beat a good sausage pie. Continue reading →