So I've added one to my Christmas list, but in the mean time, I've been digging out my old pie-pans & doing it all the old fashioned way
I must admit it is time consuming to blind-bake & it really does heat up the kitchen (great in winter, not so much in summer) - having to blind bake, then cook the filling, then cook the pie. . . but my oh my is it worth the sweat :-)
I haven't ventured too far in the flavours asI've found a good standby - Mum's Tuna Dish
Here they are with the lids on, all done
The original recipe is:
1 Tbsp Butter/Margarine
1 medium can Tuna (I normally use a large 400-ish gram tin)
1 small onion
50g grated cheese
2 tbsp plain flour
1 hard boiled egg
juice of 1/2 lemon (or a good squeeze from a bottle of lemon juice)
Chop onion finely & fry in hot butter until transparent. Remove form heat
Blend in the flour
Add milk gradually
Cook until sauce thickens
Add tuna, lemon juice, egg, cheese, salt/pepper to taste
Serve with rice
I normally add a 500g bag of mixed veges in too - I like carrot/peas/corn in this sort of dish.
As I mentioned, you could also serve this as a pie, which at the moment, I'm cooking in the oven, but am sure it would go beautifully in one of those gadget-y pie makers (hint, hint Santa!)
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