How would you like to have one of your creations on the shelves in Sainsbury next Spring ? Well get busy baking a pie and share your recipe with Higgidy.
Higgidy are looking for a pie recipe to share the spotlight with their best sellers. You can share anything from wild and weird, family favourites or an old classic with a twist, no recipe is barred, but don’t forget you only have till the 26th October to submit, so get over and share.
Best bit Higgidy will shortlist their top 3 recipes and then the British public get to choose the winner.
Higgidy sent me a lovely pie making package so that I could share a recipe to get you all thinking. I went with one of my favourite pies I have made over the past few years, it is not fancy but the Hubby loves it and always cleans the plate. It also always blends up well for my Boys.
Pastel Pot Pie
- 350g Chicken, Ham, Bacon, Gammon (whatever you have)
- 2 Medium Leeks
- Sweetcorn (1 Can drained)
- 4 tbsp Flour
- 350ml of Chicken/Vegetable Stock
- 150 ml of Cream
- Salt and Pepper
- Mixed Herbs
- Pinch of Parsley
- Sheet of Puff Pastry
- Egg Yolk
How to Make
Preheat Oven to 200C
- Thinly slice the leeks and dice meat
- Fry the Meat/leeks till browned and soft
- Stir in Flour
- Add stock, herbs and cream, stir and simmer for 5 minutes
- Mix in the Sweetcorn and simmer for another 2 minutes
- Pour filling around the Blackbird
- Cover the dish with Puff Pastry
- Trim to size and coat with beaten yolk
- Bake in oven for 20/30 minutes till Pastry goes golden brown
I love that this pie can take me time to cook from fresh or be an after work scrummy dinner using leftovers as tonight.
I used already cooked roast chicken along with slow cooker gammon. The Gammon joint alone has been used for 3 meals and that’s what is fab about slow cooking food.
The pie was one of its best tonight as the meat held so much flavour from being slow cooked, it took me less than 15 minutes to put together as the good cooking had already been done.
This pie allows for things to be added if you have them in the fridge, Mushrooms, green beans whatever takes your fancy. You will find more often than not a Pot Pies in my home, I think it is my American Mom roots coming out.
The very talented Camilla, founder of Higgidy kindly shared her tip pie making tips with me, let’s be honest her pies are the best so she knows what she is talking about, although I can not share all her secrets I thought I would share the Top 3.
- Don’t be afraid to be creative – if you have a favourite ingredient, or an idea for an unusual combination, then give it a go
- Don’t worry if the pie does not look perfect, a higgledy piggledy pie is all part of the home-made charm!
- The most important thing is not to be afraid and just have fun with it!
So head over and share your favourite recipe with Higgidy and good luck I am excited that one of us maybe on the shelves next Spring.
Disclosure – I was sent a pie making kit to share the hunt with you my readers, all words are my own.