Monthly Archives: January 2011

Chicken Patties

I love patties. I remember as child I would go with my mum to the market at weekends. The market traders would cry out with enthusiasm, trying to sell us some bananas or grapes, but all I was after was a patty. Trapsing along the murky pavement and through the masses of people with bags of meat, fruit/veg and whatever other bargains made the West Indian bakery smell even nicer!

I have to say, the filling makes enough for 20 so I suggest freezing the rest or making it into one big pie! Likewise, if you don’t want to bake all 12 at once, simply pop the extras into the freezer (all in one layer) before glazing. When you want to eat them, glaze and bake from frozen, adding 5 minutes onto the cooking time. You can adapt the recipe to make vegetable patties by replacing the ground chicken with 300g finely chopped vegetables (I use potato, carrot and green beans). Click here for the recipe

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Apple Pies

I recently had the craving for home-made apple pie, not ignoring the fact I had two massive apples in the fridge waiting to be used. Since it had been quite a while since I last made apple pie I consulted The Big Book of Baking for advice on the pastry before I set out making 4 individual pies that will please 4 people, unless you can manage two (like me!).  Click here for the recipe