Sunday Dinner Gammon Pie

Makes 2

Pastry:

300grams of flour

150grams of butter

Pinch of salt and pepper

Half a mug of water

Filling:

Two cooked Gammon pieces diced to small cubes

One large carrot diced to small cubes

One potato diced diced to small cubes

Dried sage

Sauce:

One onion diced

Veg stock cube

Butter

Flour

Method

So you want to put the pastry items minus the water into a bowl and mix up with your hands breaking down the butter and flour through your fingers until it creates little grains. Then add a little bit of water at a time until you combine everything together to create a soft dough. This then get put in the fridge for 30mins.

After that time take it out and roll to the size of an individual pie mould or a larger one if you want to make a big one. Then grease the mould and put your pastry in. What you need to do now it pop your oven to 200 degrees C and bake the bottom case but have it weighted down by filling with either baking beans or a load of frozen peas/rice anything that weights it down so the base doesn’t puff up. Do that for 15 minutes or until starting to golden.

Now we need to do the filling, first the sauce

In a pan melt a knob of butter to that add flour until it starts to become a paste that bubbles (don’t add to much or it will be a thick clump) the. Stir in the veg stock bit by bit until you have a thick sauce, in a separate pan fry together the onions and the sage until the onions catch and brown a little, you need to blend that mix and then add to the sauce and mix.

In a frying pan, add butter and oil then fry the carrots and potatoes until a little crisp, add these and the gammon to the sauce and you have your filling!

All that’s left to do now it add this to the pre cooked base you did before (minus what you used to weigh it down haha) and roll out the rest of the pastry to make a lid.

This then needs to be egg washed and you can mark in your own pattern to decorate the top. Put this back in the oven for 20minutes and you should be good to go!

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