Deep Filled Beef & Ale Pie
I must admit, I love a good pie especially a deep filled pie with a shortcrust pastry bottom and a puff pastry top. Many of you don’t have the time to make pastry for a pie so this recipe uses shop bought pastry to make it really easy and less time consuming to make.
I made the shortcrust pastry myself but won’t include the recipe as you will find a few different recipes for it on this site and in my book. Instead, I will tell you how to use store bought to make this particular pie. If you would prefer to make your own then search my site for one of the many pastry recipes I have done.
Pie’s make a little go a lot further as the pastry is filling. They are also great to freeze either cooked or even better uncooked. You can then cook them from frozen at 180C GM5 for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your oven. Just ensure the pie is piping hot all the way through before serving. It is also important that, if the pastry you use was frozen then you cook it before freezing again.