Thursday, 5 March 2009

Pie report

Well - I have to tell you - the Meat and Potato pie was a great success. Mistakes I made were...not letting the pastry 'rest' before I put it on top of the pie - therefore it shrunk a bit in the oven...but that was all. Oh yes - I didn't roast the squash for long enough so it wasn't ready and didn't get eaten - but I thought twenty minutes was long enough - oh no - it needs about 45. However, apart from that I got a score of 9 out of ten from the Poselq. He did say he would have given me ten - but then I might feel there was nowhere else to go after that :) But I'm impressed with myself for making my first ever Meat and Potato pie at the very young age of 45. My Mum is impressed anyway. It kind of begs the question of 'what have you been doing for the last 45 years if you've never even attempted a Meat and Potato Pie?' I'm not even going to attempt to answer that - suffice to say that Gin has featured heavily.

The blackberry and apple pie was okay - but something went wrong and the pastry was a bit soggy. I think I put the pie top on too early - it was made from about 2pm...in future I shall pop the pastry lid on just before it goes in the oven. The custard though was delicious - I can't claim that credit as it was Tesco's finest. No faffing about with vanilla pods and egg yolks for this girl - not yet anyway - one step at a time.

Poselq even 'phoned Auntie Mimi to tell her how impressed he was!

I am having leftover pie today for my lunch, with leftover gravy.

Poselq is cooking tonight - I think two days of me cooking in one week is enough for him.

Delia - eat my dust :)

2 comments:

  1. Shall I tell u what happened??? U found yourself living living 1/2 a mile from M&S! Why bother making pie when they do it so well!!!!! Don't forget the Hendersons today! Lisa xx

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  2. Shall I tell u what happened??? U found yourself living living 1/2 a mile from M&S! Why bother making pie when they do it so well!!!!! Don't forget the Hendersons today! Lisa xx

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