I decided to make a savoury pie, as I'm also trying to come up with some new evening meals for the family. I love Emily's beautiful food blog at A Mummy Too, and I was inspired to try her Cheesy Lentil Pie.
I went over to Asda to buy my ingredients, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find any cornmeal flour for the pastry. Undeterred, I looked up some recipes online for pie pastry and found this rich or sweet pastry recipe. Obviously the clue is in the name, but I just assumed that the sugar was somehow integral to the pastry making process, and used this recipe, making double quantities as I guessed that the original recipe would only make enough to cover the top.
Double quantities was definitely the way to go, and the pastry turned out beautifully. The filling was also delicious, I couldn't stop myself eating it as I was going along, really cheesy and yummy. If I say so myself, the finished pie was cooked to perfection, without a hint of a soggy bottom. Although there was a touch of sweetness in the crust, fortunately it was not too overpowering! Next time I'd leave out the sugar though...
The pie made enough for five generous helpings, and it also froze well. I'm really pleased with myself, and I can't wait to find out what next week's challenge is going to be!
I'm joining in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off, hosted each week by Mummy Mishaps and The Crazy Kitchen.