Pheasant Pie

Posted By Kerri

I’m not sure I should be admitting to this (since I lambast my poor mother every time I go home and find long forgotten ingredients at the top of her cavernous cupboards that are so out of date the packaging looks like it belongs in a brand museum) but I’ve had a roll of filo pastry in the freezer since last January. It was one of those items reduced after Christmas and one I thought would be handy to have on hand should I ever need it. When one ever really needs filo pastry I’m not sure but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Over a year later and with it taunting me every time I open the (miniscule and over-stuffed) freezer, I decided to seize the day and put it to good use alongside the leftovers of Saturday’s pheasant casserole.

As I mentioned in the previous post, the casserole itself could have done with a little more cooking so I heated it on the hob for about half an hour before adding a teaspoon of cornflour to thicken the sauce. Spooned into a pie dish and topped with the buttered pastry sheets, it went into the oven for about half an hour.

Since we missed Valentine’s Day yesterday, I attempted to fashion a heart out of the pastry for the middle of the pie. That worked brilliantly, as you can see and is obviously instantly recognisable as a love-token. I’m not sure how Stephen missed it actually.

Feb 15th, 2010

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  1. LexEat! said,

    Most clearly a heart! Pastry does look lovely though.
    I know what you mean about the freezer – mine has unlabelled tupperwares and I just stare into them with NO idea what they are.
    .-= LexEat!´s last blog ..My Nanny Marg =-.

  2. I love the filo top to this pie – spectacular, and gives it huge visual appeal. One you (or I, at least!) really want to break into!
    .-= aforkfulofspaghetti´s last blog ..a slice of the action: torta caprese =-.

  3. grace said,

    i’d just like to thank you for the early-morning chuckle, nay, guffaw. i’m most definitely impressed by your heart-making prowess. :)

  4. James said,

    Ah – filo pastry. Great idea. Been wondering what to do with the masses of pheasant leg confit. Thought shortcrust and puff pastry would be too heavy so have been putting it off.
    .-= James´s last blog ..Oh flip – Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day. =-.

  5. awww…the thought that counts! xxx
    .-= The Curious Cat´s last blog ..I’m lagging on the post front =-.

  6. Helen said,

    First thing that came to my mind when I saw that pie – ‘love the heart on top’
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Beef Ragu Papardelle with Gremolata =-.

  7. Becky said,

    Very pretty and it’s a magic eye picture , no . You look long enough a heart comes popping out
    .-= Becky´s last blog ..Dim Sum =-.

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