Quick and yummy evening meal: Free-form chicken pie
One of my favourite recipe websites is taste.com.au, the recipes are generally easy to make with ingredients that I usually have in my cupboard. This week I came across a really great idea for a 'free-form" pie (see picture above) that was very quick and easy to make - even the children could help with this one.
This particular recipe is Chicken, Chorizo and Potato Pie, however you could really do as you please. I didn't add the potatoes, instead I cooked some mushrooms. I made a cheesy béchamel sauce, which I used to covered the chicken mix with (once in the pastry dish), sprinkled fresh sourdough breadcrumbs and baked in individual pie dishes. I used individual pie dishes as it was easier and meant I could customised the pies to suit each of us - each person can make their own pie they way they want it!!
I don't make my own puff pastry - it is one thing I do buy as its so much easier - I might give it a go one day.
See web link for the method.
The same could be done with sliced fruit for a dessert - how yummy apple free form pie would be (and how quick!!) This is another example of cooking from scratch that doesn't take very long when in a hurry.