I don’t feel like typing a lot of words today, so there will be no grandmother stories this time. Let’s jump straight to the point..
I watched this video of Jamie Oliver making chicken and mushroom pie last Friday,[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=156Cf9NPcy4]
And I decided that “I want that for dinner too!“, so I went ahead and made one for myself.
I know Jamie also used some of his favorite herbs and I don’t like those herbs, so I omitted them. But I do have a few cloves of garlic and a bit of leftover frozen peas thrown in as well.
Finely slice up the mushrooms and chicken breasts, and finely chop up the spring onions and garlic. Soak the frozen peas in water for a few minutes to soften them.
Then we stir fry the ingredients. Heat up some olive oil, throw in the garlic and saute till slightly golden brown. Add the chicken breasts and fry till golden brown. Add the mushrooms, peas and spring onions in and fry till the mushrooms look softened. Season accordingly with whatever you want. I used a small pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and a generous amount of pepper.
Prepare an 8 inch cake/loaf pan. Pour everything into the pan.
Ideally, I should make my own puff pastry. I know. But I was lazy. So I bought some from the supermarket. Jamie said it’s fine to cheat, so I did exactly that.
Cover the ingredients with a piece of puff pastry, crumple the edges, and egg wash the surface (whisk an egg up and slather it all over the surface).
Into the oven, it’s time to go, it may be all in vain you know;
Into the oven, but even so, I have to set to hundred eighty C;
Into the oven, without delay, but careful not to bake too long;
Into the oven, for two hours, to get the pie worth eating~
(adapted from Into The Woods)
Okay, I baked the thing for 15 minutes. The pastry looked like it had turn into a lovely crust, so it’s done.
Let it cool for 10 minutes, then it is time to cut into the pie and see what happens.
And saved the other half for brunch the next day.