09 July 2012
just like a cooking show . . .
I'm not a fan of reality television, most shows are not in a great time zone for mothers, however, the cooking shows are a great source of inspiration. Now my husband is home & on leave, we've found ourselves catching the Friday night Master Chef Master Class - it's the best one to watch as a) it's not competitive, b) an actual chef is cooking, c) you get the recipe, & d) no drama/ tears/ elimination. Most recently, chef Gary made a Beef, Onion & Guinness pie - slow cooked beef with vegetables in Guinness, cooled, popped in Maggie Beer sour cream pastry, da dah, pie perfection.
Only in the real world we have 4 children & a dog to walk . . . so we left the beef slow cooking in the oven & pastry in the fridge . . . we tripped to the park on Sunday afternoon. The pastry was too cold & stiff to roll in for dinner, we'd already spent 5 HOURS working on this, so quick change of plans to my idea of a slow-cooked-meat-pie when i bought these 6 Le Creuset casserole pots a couple of months ago . . . we portioned out the beef, popped a thawed puff pastry lid on, tossed them in the oven, added peas & potato, da dah, casserole pie perfection.
Tonight, we took Maggie's dough out of the fridge early, rolled it & had enough meat to do another batch of 6 pies. Delicious.
Like the styled shot with pretty cutlery verses my husband's dig-in??
As Chez Posie isn't sponsored by Masterfood like Master Chef (who on earth would put shop bought sauce on a homemade pie, you might remember i'm anti-tomato-sauce) so my husband found a Woman's Weekly chilli salsa sauce recipe & i like it chunky so he didn't process it too fine. Realising we needed a sauce bottle, handsome soldier boiled a-decorator-piece & possibly ruined the metal, oh well, looks more authentic.
The bottle of course, is a decorator piece - the stopper didn't seal, so i added some glamorous cling wrap!!
I'm making sausage rolls this week, like i do every school holidays, a huge batch so i have plenty in the freezer for hungry Winter bellies . . . this sauce is going to be perfect!! Love Posie