Thursday, October 8, 2009

2 Pies

For dinner last night I made 2 different pies. Both are versions of my mothers.
Shepherdess Pie by ng @ Whats for Dinner? A few times a year my mom makes shepherds pie. Last year my brother walked in on her before she started and asked to have just meat loaf and mash. When she went to take the meat loaf out of the oven it had turned its back into shepherds pie! She forgot that she was making meat loaf! Afraid of what may happen I made a Shepherdess pie.
1 chopped onion
2 chopped carrots
12 chopped mushrooms
Cook on med high heat with 1tsp oil, thyme, two bay leaves salt and pepper for about 10 min, until the mushrooms have stopped giving off liquid and the carrots are soft.
Fill a baking pan. Then top with 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen, or canned) and 1 cup peas (I used soy beans). Cover the with the mash. (I cooked four potatoes, left on their skin and mashed with 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup yogurt, 2 tsp butter, 1 tsp chives, 1/4 cup cheese, salt and pepper.) Finish with paprika.
Bake for 30 min at 150c, until the top is crusty.

Apples by ng @ Whats for Dinner?My mom does not like to make pie dough, she does make a really good crisp. She never uses a recipe (from what I can tell) so when I started to recreate her crisp I may have gone too far from her original.

The first major difference between our crisp is that I always leave the skin on the apples. I'm not just that I'm lazy, but it healthier therefore you can eat a second piece of pie.

4 cored and sliced apples
zest of one lemon and half its juice
1 tsp vanilla
a few shakes each of:
garam masala (A great addition, I sneak it into all of my moms pies)
dash of salt

Fill the pie pan and in the dirty bowl mix the crisp:
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup ground linseed
1/2 cup brown sugar
a shake of each of the pie spices
2 TBS butter
Mix and top pie.
Bake at 150c for 30 min.
Apple Crisp by ng @ Whats for Dinner?
The apples were so good, the crisp needed oatmeal (which I was out of) and it was too sweet. Maybe my mom with give me her recipe.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, go to to the orecchietti recipe, and take a look at the new comment I posted. You forgot to put the meat in your shepherds pie, but it sounds good. Now for the crisp. What the hell was crisp about it?!There was nothing in the topping to get crisp! You have to put in oatmeal, and maybe some flour to have something crisped!And who needs a recipe, it's crisp. But you do need to peel the apples, and you were close, but incorrect, it is lazy, but also healthy.
    But since I am a nice person, I will give you THE recipe for just the topping, maybe I will give Rach the recipe for the bottom on the day of her betrothal, and when you meet to split the silver you can combine the 2.
    Garam Masala-less Apple Crisp Topping
    6 tablespoons butter
    1 cup oatmeal
    3 tablespoons flour sprinkle of flax seeds
    1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    Stick your hands in and mix til crumbly. Add more butter or oatmeal as needed.


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