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Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie

Nothing is more delicious on a rainy winters night than a tasty pie and this chicken, mushroom and bacon pie takes longer to cook and than a more conventional version, but the flavour is still SO good. Great winter comfort food for a few, or many.This makes enough for 2 pies in 6 inch pie dishes which will serve 2 very hungry people as a main course.

To make the pastry

  • 200g plain white flour
  • 115g butter
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 30ml iced water
  • pinch salt
  • Beaten egg yolk to glaze the pastry

Rub the butter and flour together until it resembles bread crumbs
Add the egg yolk and water and bring the mixture together until it forms a stiff dough
(this can also be made in a food processor, simply whizz the flour and butter mix until it resembles bread crumbs, then add the egg yold and then some of the water until it comes together)
Wrap the pastry in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour to rest
Once the pastry has rested, roll out to 2mm thick
See steps in pictures below
Next, get your pie dish and cut out the pastry using the pie dish, ensure you have excess pastry around the edges
Then take the cut out pastry and press into the pie dish, make sure there are no air bubbles Ensure to push the pastry into all the corners
You can trim any excess pastry from the edges of the pie dish using a knife if need be
Also cut out round shapes for the lids of the pies, place on a plate and cover with cling film and place back in the fridge until ready to fill and cover the pie.

To make the filling

  • 100g pancetta lardons
  • 200g roast chicken leftovers or 1 cooked chicken breast roughly chopped
  • 10g porcini mushrooms hydrated in 200ml water for 30 mins
  • 30g plain flour
  • 30g butter
  • 20ml cream
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a pan on a medium heat, fry off the lardons for 5 mins until they start to release fat
Retaining the fat in the pan, remove the lardons with a slotted spoon and place to one side
Lower the heat and fry the shallots off in the lardon fat until soft, turn off the heat
In a separate pan, melt the butter and add the flour, cook out for 2 minutes to form a roux
Strain the porcini and retain the water
Start to add the porcini water to the roux and whisk until you get a thick sauce
Add the cream and stir through
Add the shallots and lardons and stir to combine
season to taste
Allow to cool
Once the mixture has cooled add the chicken pieces.

To assemble the pies

Fill the chilled and lined pie dishes with the chicken and mushroom mix, but not too full
Coat the sides of the pastry with either water or egg wash and then place the lid on top.
Press the sides of the top to ensure it is all sealed.

With a knife make a slit in the top to allow steam to escape. Glaze with the beaten egg.

Cook at 190c (fan), 200c (normal) for 30 – 40 mins, check after 30 mins to see if the internal temp is up to 84c, the pastry should be golden brown in colour.

 

Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie
 
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Recipe type: Pie
Cuisine: English
Nothing is more delicious on a rainy winters night than a tasty pie and this chicken, mushroom and bacon pie takes longer to cook and than a more conventional version, but the flavour is still SO good.
Ingredients
  • To make the pastry
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 115g butter
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 30ml iced water
  • pinch salt
  • Beaten egg yolk to glaze the pastry
  • Rub the butter and flour together until it resembles bread crumbs
  • Add the egg yolk and water and bring the mixture together until it forms a stiff dough
  • (this can also be made in a food processor, simply whizz the flour and butter mix until it resembles bread crumbs, then add the egg yold and then some of the water until it comes together)
  • Wrap the pastry in cling film and place in the fridge for an hour to rest
  • Once the pastry has rested, roll out to 2mm thick
  • See steps in pictures below
  • Next, get your pie dish and cut out the pastry using the pie dish, ensure you have excess pastry around the edges
  • Then take the cut out pastry and press into the pie dish, make sure there are no air bubbles Ensure to push the pastry into all the corners
  • You can trim any excess pastry from the edges of the pie dish using a knife if need be
  • Also cut out round shapes for the lids of the pies, place on a plate and cover with cling film and place back in the fridge until ready to fill and cover the pie.
Instructions
  1. To make the filling
  2. g pancetta lardons
  3. g roast chicken leftovers or 1 cooked chicken breast roughly chopped
  4. g porcini mushrooms hydrated in 200ml water for 30 mins
  5. g plain flour
  6. g butter
  7. ml cream
  8. shallots finely chopped
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. In a pan on a medium heat, fry off the lardons for 5 mins until they start to release fat
  11. Retaining the fat in the pan, remove the lardons with a slotted spoon and place to one side
  12. Lower the heat and fry the shallots off in the lardon fat until soft, turn off the heat
  13. In a separate pan, melt the butter and add the flour, cook out for 2 minutes to form a roux
  14. Strain the porcini and retain the water
  15. Start to add the porcini water to the roux and whisk until you get a thick sauce
  16. Add the cream and stir through
  17. Add the shallots and lardons and stir to combine
  18. season to taste
  19. Allow to cool
  20. Once the mixture has cooled add the chicken pieces.
  21. To assemble the pies
  22. Fill the chilled and lined pie dishes with the chicken and mushroom mix, but not too full
  23. Coat the sides of the pastry with either water or egg wash and then place the lid on top.
  24. Press the sides of the top to ensure it is all sealed.
  25. With a knife make a slit in the top to allow steam to escape. Glaze with the beaten egg.
  26. Cook at 190c (fan), 200c (normal) for 30 - 40 mins, check after 30 mins to see if the internal temp is up to 84c, the pastry should be golden brown in colour.

 

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