Saturday, January 3, 2009

Chicken Pie

After reading some info on chicken pies, the craving for it starts to kicks in.. And for the whole week I was craving for some pies.. Hmm.. not really craving to eat it, but rather to try my hands on it!

I'm even silly enough to think of making chicken pie on a friday night, but then, I realised that I don't have chicken.. =(

So the next day I went to market early to get some really fresh chicken breast meat and other ingredients.. And with those stuffs on hand, I kick start my saturday with CHICKEN PIE!


See the chicken pie full of fillings.. Hee.. the way I like mine to be. I find that the commercial ones are thick in skin and very little fillings. So, nothing can beat homemake, you can alter the recipe to suit your family's preferences.

The pastry tart filled up to the brim with chicken.

Frying the potatoes.. Regret didn't add in more potatoe, and I should have mash 1/3 of it, my dad like slightly mashy potatoe.

Left the chicken to cool down before spooning in.

Seal up the tarts and brush with eggs.. Ready to go into the oven!

These chicken pies really taste yummy, I like the tart especially. The additon of yoghurt makes the tart more fragrant. However do note that the dough is quite soft to handle, thus it requires some chilling before handling.

I did play cheat as well, instead of rolling out the dough, I just pinch some and press it into the pan, that explains why my chicken pie looks a abit on the ugly side..

I use the recipe from My Culinary Journal.

Chicken Pie

Filling: (adjust to own preference)
1 big onion diced
diced cooked potatoes
mixed vegetable
Sliced button mushrooms
2 chicken breast, diced
oil
½ cup water


Seasonings :
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oyster sauce
salt n pepper to taste

Method
  1. Filling: Heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry potatos till golden, set aside.
  2. In a clean wok, heat 2 tbsp of oil, fry onions till transparent, add in mixed vege, mushrooms, chicken, potatos.
  3. Add in water and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in seasoning.
  4. Add in cornstarch, stir to thicken mixture. Cool and set aside.
  5. Dough: Put all the ingredients, except yoghurt, in a mixing bowl.
  6. Rub butter into flour mixture until like breadcrumbs., Add in yoghurt and mix to a dough.
    Dough will be very soft so need to keep it refrigerated for at least 30 mins.
  7. Assemble: Roll out dough to place in a pie dish, scoop 2 - 3 tbsp ingredients, cut another layer of dough to cover. Make holes on the surface of dough to allow hot air to escape during baking.
  8. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes at 180 celcius.
This recipe yields 4 6-holes muffin pan size. Which is just nice from my family of 6. We have this for lunch. My dad actually commented that the filling is even nicer than those POLAR and other shop sells. It's quite rewarding to receive compliments from family members you love, because at least you know that they are enjoying what you prepared for them!


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you enrol into aunt yochana lessons? and how much?

Carrie said...

Hi Anonymous,

I email to her expressing my interest, and she replied me back the recent schedule of her classes.

I only attend her macaron class before and is $90.


cheerios!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie,

Do you have a good buttercake recipe?

Thank you.

Annon

chumpman said...

Look at the fillings of your chicken pie, Carrie ! I might have the fillings just with a bowl of rice, can't wait till baked LOL !

Carrie said...

Hi Chumpman,

Yes, actually the filling itself is already very yummy! hee! I did pinch a bit here and there to eat when I'm cooling it down. Hee!


cheerios,
carrie

Carrie said...

Hi Annon,

Actually I intend to try out Aunty Yochana's buttercake recipe, but time doesn't permits me to do so.

I might bake the butter cake this weekend, I'll post up the recipe first, and after I've bake it, then I'll add on the pictures.


Cheerios

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie,

You are very gracious. Thanks again.

I have a nice dessert recipe I would like to share with you. If you are interested could I have your email addy?

Regards, Annon

LZmommy said...

I have always wanted to try making chicken pie but never get to do it :) After looking at yours, I am gonna try making it and it will be great for my gal's bento :)

Carrie said...

Hi LZmommy,

Initially I was quite afraid to attempt chicken pie cos I got chicken out by the no. of steps involve.. hehe.. But this recipe is quite easy, good to try. can add in a tbsp of milk powder to the dough as well, enhances the fragrance!

I like to make bento as well, but if I were to bring a cutie bento to my sch (poly), guess I couldn't eat in peace, ppl will be staring at me! Hehe.. Wish SG is like japan, then I won't feel out of place!


Cheerios

Carrie said...

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, I would like to try out your good desert recipe, please kindly email it to me at

Bake_with_love@yahoo.com.sg

Thanks once again!


Cheerios