Thursday, 30 July 2009

my pie invention

Okay, maybe it was already a pie invention, but either way I made one last night:

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White sauce and corned beef silverside pie, with homemade shortcrust pastry.

The consensus was: [Pete]: “Mmm we are so having this again next time we have left over silverside”.

So it looks like it was a winner.

{Filling} Left over corned beef, torn into smallish chunks, left over white sauce.
[White Sauce]= 2 tbslp butter, melt in saucepan, add 4 tblsp plain flour, combine. Slowly add 600ml milk, bring to boil then simmer. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. I also added the onion that cooked with the silverside.

{pastry} sift together 1 cup plain flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt. Rub in 1/4 cup softened butter to breadcrumb consistency. Add water until it forms a dry-ish dough. Shouldn’t need more than 2tblspns, will probably need less.
Roll out to desired shape/size.

I made my pies in ramekins for individual serves, and this amount of pastry was perfect. You may need a double batch for a proper pie dish.



  1. Oh wow, I totally have left over silverside in the fridge that I had no idea what to do with!!!! You have inspired me! I don't think I have time to make pastry though.

  2. Sharnee it seriously only took me about 10 minutes to make.. couldn't be easier!


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