We are making chicken pies as the theme for our bake along this week. If you have a favourite chicken pie recipe that you've been making for several years that you would like to share, make some and link it to our event this week. If you have not attempted to make one yet, you still have a week to 'rush' to make, any versions..we would all love to have you share with us here.
I wanted to make some small chicken pies, one that probably just be eaten in two bites..that's it. I made some curry chicken as filling, dont get misled by the word 'curry' it is not the hot spicy curry chicken that most Malaysians like to cook at home, i used 'Waugh' curry powder..this curry powder taste very different from our local curry powder. I bought a bottle of this recently intended to make some pork ribs. But i have not made my pork ribs yet..this comes first. This curry powder is not spicy type..not at all.. i dont think i will use this for my usual curry chicken but i chose to use this for my pies today, it's a trial really. I also added in a small slice of cheddar cheese in it ..let them melt into the filling..first bite into these buttery flaky pies, shockingly good, second bite..my eyes were sparkling and the third bite, go get another one!
|cut out rounds using a 6cm round cutter|
|put in filling and a small slice of cheese|
Recipe for chicken pie filling
( with a few tbsp fillings left for 8 pies)
1 large potato, cubed, mine about 110gms
175gm diced chicken fillet
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soya sauce
1tsp Waugh curry powder
1.Fry the potatoes in a wok or skillet till they become a little soft, put in the chicken fillets , salt, soya sauce and curry powder and fry them till chicken is cooked. Add in water by the tablespoon if they appear very dry and to cook the chicken. Remove and set them aside
Buttery Pie crust ( from simplyrecipes.com )
makes 8 small pies with upper and bottom crust
113gm cold butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
3-5 tbsp ice water
half slice of cheddar cheese, cut into small pieces
egg wash for glazing and sealing
1.Combine flour, salt and sugar in a food processor and pulse to mix. Add butter , pulse 6-8 times till mixtures resembles coarse meal. Add cold water by the tablespoon, pulsing till mixture just comes together. If you pinch some of the crumbly dough and it comes together, it's ready.If the dough doesnt hold together, add a little more water and pulse again. Too much water will result in a tough dough.
2.Remove to a clean surface and shape into a disc, sprinkle with some flour and keep in the fridge for at least an hour or up to 2 days.
3. Remove dough from fridge and let it sit for 10 minutes to soften the dough for easy rolling. Roll the dough out to about 1/2inch thick. Using a 6cm round cutter, cut the dough out. Place some filling on to a piece of dough, put in a small piece of cheddar cheese and cover with another piece of dough, you can choose to brush the edges of the top dough with egg wash and then using a fork to press to seal the dough together. Glaze the top with some egg was and poke some holes on top. Repeat with the rest.
4.Bake in a preheated oven at 195C for 25 minutes or till they turn golden.
Also sharing this with Recipe box 7 hosted by Bizzy Bakes
Let's also see Joyce, Zoe and also the rest who have joined us making chicken pies. This linky will be closed on August 01, 2012.
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