Welcome to little chef’s apron! Today, we will make something that I tried for the first time ever. It was very delicious and the best part is that you can make your own versions which may be tastier!
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Ingredients for base:
1/3 cup butter
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
Cold milk as required
A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
For the top pastry: half the ingredients:
½ cup flour
¼ + 1 tbsp butter
½ tsp salt
Cold milk as required
Add the nutmeg and salt to the flour and give it a good mix.
Then mix in the butter. Keep rubbing the mixture in between your hands and it would become crumbly.
When you hold it together, it should be this type of binding.
Keep adding milk until you get a dough that has come together completely .the texture would be completely like a cookie dough.
Repeat the process for the top pastry and keep both of them in the refrigerator.
1 cup sliced mishrooms
1 cup chopped,blanched spinach leaves
1 tsp thyme,oregano,salt,pepper
1/2 cup cheddar/Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cut baby corns(optional but highly recommended)
4-5 cloves of chopped garlic
First Blanche the spinach leaves and chop them. Then in a pan add a teaspoon of oil and fry the garlic.
Then add in the baby corns and mushrooms. Only once they are cooked add the spinach or else the spinach might turned black and lose its green colour.
Once all the vegetables are done add in the spices like thyme salt and pepper. Mix it all up and add grated cheese on low flame.
As these are hard cheeses if you add it on high flame, then they may turn crisp instead of melting.
2 tsp milk for the wash
Flour to dust
Extra cheese to sprinkle on top( optional)
Take the dough out of the fridge and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out.If the dough is breaking a lot then roll it out between two sheets of parchment paper.
Once it is rolled out, place it on the pie mould carefully and cut off the excess edges. Spread it nicely and make sure hat the dough is even throughout.
Then, add a parchment paper on this and add any pulses that you find. Lentils,kidney beans, anything will do.
Bake this at 200°C for 15 minutes. Once this is done, add the stuffing and spread it evenly.if you want, you can add some cheese too at this step.
Then, either, keep it simple and just place a sheet of rolled dough on top or you can do a little fancy by weaving the strips together.
Do a milk wash on top for the beautiful brown colour and bake it at 200°C for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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QUESTION OF THE DAY: what is the one dish that you absolutely love mushroom, spinach or baby corn in? Or is there any other vegetable that you can eat with literally anything?