Humble pie


Craving a true classic? Why not get your apron on and whip up some Humble Pie? This traditional dish, packed full of flavour, yet boasting a refreshingly simple ingredient list, is a testament to the beauty of home cooking. Prepared in a few easy steps, Humble Pie is a dish that will leave you yearning for more.

What you will need:

– 2 cups of flour (260 grams)
– 1 cup of butter (220 grams)
– A pinch of salt
– 1/2 cup of cold water (120 millilitres)
– 1 onion (150 grams)
– 2 carrots (200 grams)
– 2 potatoes (300 grams)
– 1 cup of peas (160 grams)
– 2 cups of vegetable stock (480 millilitres)
– Salt and pepper to taste

This recipe takes about 1 hour to prepare and makes enough to serve 4 people.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

– Calories: 570
– Protein: 9g
– Carbohydrates: 67g
– Fat: 32g
– Sodium: 920mg
– Fiber: 6g

Let’s get Cooking!

1. Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (392°F).
2. Next, combine the flour, butter and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Using your fingers, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add the cold water to the mix, a little at a time, until the dough comes together. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
4. While the dough is chilling, dice the onion, carrots and potatoes.
5. Heat a splash of oil in a pan and add your diced vegetables, sautéing until they begin to soften. Add the peas and pour in the vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Roll out your chilled dough on a floured surface and line your pie dish. Pour in your vegetable filling.
7. Roll out the remaining dough to form the top of your Humble Pie. Crimp the edges to seal, make a small incision in the centre to allow steam to escape, and pop it in the oven.
8. Bake your Humble Pie for 30-35 minutes, or until golden.

Pro Tips:

1. Remember to keep your butter cold for the best pastry results.
2. You can switch up your filling with other veggies of your choice. Try sweet potatoes or parsnips for a change!

Serving Suggestions:

– Serve your Humble Pie hot out of the oven. The golden crust and hearty filling are best enjoyed warm.
– Pair your Humble Pie with a fresh, leafy green salad on the side for a balanced meal.

Humble Pie is a classic dish that can bring comfort and joy to your table. It’s a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients and home cooking. The crispy, buttery crust combined with the hearty vegetable filling is sure to satisfy. So why not roll up your sleeves and give this Humble Pie recipe a try? Happy cooking!

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