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Famous Recipes – Chicken Recipes – Chicken & Leek Pie Recipe

Famous Recipes – Chicken Recipes – Chicken & Leek Pie Recipe

   6      ounces        Shortcrust pastry
                        Chicken — about 4 lb*
                        Slices ham steak
                        Large leeks — cleaned/chopped
                        Med. onion
                        Salt and pepper
   1      pinch         Ground mace or nutmeg
300      milliliters   Chicken stock
125      milliliters   Double cream
*Jointed, chopped and boned. . Make the pastry and leave it in a cold
place to rest.  Meanwhile prepare the pie. IN a deep 1 – 1 1/2 quart
dish, place layers of the chicken, the ham, leeks and onion or shallot,
adding the mace, nutmeg and seasoning, then repeating the layers until
the dish is full.  Add the stock, then dampen the edges of the dish
before rolling out the pastry to the required size. Place the pastry
over the pie and press the edges down well. Crimp them with a fork. Make
a small hole in the center.  Roll out the scraps of pastry and form a
leaf or rosette for the top.  Place this very lightly over the small
hole. Brush the pastry with milk, and bake at moderate heat, 350F, for
25-30 minutes. Cover the pastry with damp greaseproof paper when
partially cooked if the top seems to be getting too brown. Gently heat
the cream. When pie is cooked, remove from oven. Carefully lift off the
rosette and pour the cream in through the hole. Put back the rosette and
serve. (This pie forms a delicious soft jelly when cold.)


August 7, 2006 - Posted by | Chicken, Chicken Recipes, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Pie Recipes, Recipes

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