The Hairy Biker 'Perfect Pies' book has over 140 recipes...so on my first Pie Day Friday I ignore the book and make up my own pies! The definition of 'Pie' in the book is anything in a crust or wrapped in a crust, so the definition is pretty loose and includes, flans, potato topped pies, somosa's etc. The Somosa recipes look great. Yesterday I made Vegetable Pasties ready for today and my other half has taken one to work. I made enough Pastry to make a pastry case too, so today I made a simple quiche. I experimented with Cream Cheese and eggs, rather than the usual eggs, milk and grated cheddar cheese. I invented 'Celery and Mushroom Quiche with Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese'. I don't think it would win any prizes for appearance but it is pretty tasty and was very quick to make. My camera is not on the blink, it really is that yellow, I can only assume this is due to the superior quality of my 'buddies' offerings.
1 Pastry Case
200g of Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese
2 Sticks of Celery sliced very finely
10-12 Button Mushrooms Finely Diced
2 eggs (preferably freshly laid by your bestest chicken buddies)
I gently fried the mushrooms and celery until they were soft. I put these in the pastry case. In a separate bowl I mixed the eggs and cream cheese until thoroughly blended and poured this into the pastry case over the celery and mushrooms. Bake the quiche in a hot oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
I have also been busy making one of my favourite Christmas Tipples 'Irish Cream'. I have never made it before, but Christmas isn't Christmas without a bottle of 'Baileys' Irish Cream. I watched a program called 'Superscrimpers Christmas Special'. If this is scrimping I am more than happy to scrimp away.
Super Scrimpers Party Food Recipes, including Irish Cream can be found here: