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Who’s Idea was it to make a sodding pie?!!

This is my very first Guest Post  Hopefully I’ll be able to convince some more of my friends to submit pictures of what they had for dinner. .

My very good friend Flossie decided to make a Chicken and leek pie courtesy of Nigel slater and informed us in a facebook status of her intention, so I asked her to take some pictures of the process and I would blog about it, and because she is such a great friend, she did just that. The actual recipe can be found here

I was quite impressed that not only did she manage to make a fantastic looking pie, but she also took photos during the process and posted them up on facebook with some rather hilarious comments to boot.

So this is called

Nigel ‘effing Slater’s sodding chicken pie.

In a saucepan add the chicken, peppercorns, onion and bay leaf. Cover with milk.

Bring to the boil, simmer for 25 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the bottom of the pan is seriously burnt..

Throw away the pan and then in another pan fry the bacon in the butter.

Add the sliced leeks and allow to soften, then pour a glass of wine.

Add the flour and cook through for two minutes, strain the milk through a sieve to remove peppercorns and bay leaf and then add that to the roux. Add the Dijon mustard. Stir constantly to make a thick sauce.

Fortunately Flossie has a ceramic hob or the next photo could have possibly been that of the fire brigade..

Let have one anyway, everyone likes firemen..

Roll out the sheets of puff pastry to a rectangular shape at a pound coin thickness, top up wine.

Lay the filling on one sheet, unfortunately there is no image for this stage, she thinks she might have had a swig of wine instead..

Cover with the second sheet and crimp the edges.

Brush the pie with a beaten egg and sprinkle the grated Parmesan over the top. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes.

Oh look, There’s Wally…lol.

I think that considering she isn’t a great fan of cooking and leaves it to K.D, she did a really good job and was a really good sport, so thank you very much Flossie..

Serve with veggies and mash..

I might make this myself actually, it looks really nice doesn’t it..