Category Archives: PIES

Ale pie

Ale pie

Rich in flavour ale and beef stew makes an unforgettable filling for a family pie dinner. Ale pie is very popular dish in British pubs, using one of a variety of ales in place of the Guinness. The dish is often served with “steak chips” (thickly sliced potatoes fried, sometimes fried in beef dripping) or just normal chips. Also it is a real budget dish, easy to make and very delicious.

Turnip Souffle

Turnip Souffle

Turnips originated in Europe and have been eaten in France since there was a France, unlike the potato, who is a relative newcomer on our dining tables. They are sort of a forgotten vegetable these days.

Turnips have lots of Vitamin C as well as being good sources of many other vitamins and minerals, including calcium. And don’t forget that they are very low in calories and great sources of fiber. They are reputed to help fight against cancer. On the downside, they can be difficult to digest for some people (like their cousins, rutabaga and cabbage).

Turkey pot pie

Turkey pot pie

Pot pie dough can be elaborate or simple, and the key to a great pot pie. Since pot pies can be created in individual serving dishes, or as a whole pie ready to cut and serve, the dough choice can be anything from simple homemade dough or puff pastry, depending on the application. Dough makes the pot pie.

Pot pies can be filled with fresh vegetables, poultry, and seafood and topped with any number of dough types including puff pastry, pie crust, biscuit mixes, and instant potatoes. While pot pies can be made from the freshest ingredients, they are also a great vehicle for turning leftovers into something special.

Cheese bourek recipe

Cheese bourek recipe

Bourek (or börek, bouréki, burek, ) is very popular in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, especially in North Africa and throughout the Balkans.  It can be filled with cheese, often feta, sirene or kaşar; minced meat, or vegetables. A bourek may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. The top of the bourek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds.

In many countries bourek and similar pastry are considered as “fast food” and could be consumed on the streets.  It is often consumed with yogurt. Apart from being sold at bakeries, bourek is served in specialized stores selling bourek (or pitas) and yogurt exclusively.