Aug 24, 2010

3 pies

last saturday, after work, i thought i'd make a quick detour to the grocery store on my way home to get something light for dinner...well, it got me wanting some ham pie, kind of quiche lorraine. as most of my "motorized tools" are at the shack, i opted for frozen pie doughs.

got a medium size leek, halved it and rinsed under runnign water to get rid of possible grime in between the leaves. most cookbooks will tell you to mince/chop the leek and then rinse it in a collander under running water. i guess the main point would be to get rid of the grime, not how it's done...

but, would you have spotted this if you'd mince it first...

minced the dark green part of leek quite fine as it cooks longer, the white part got an easier handling. i got 400 gr smoked ham which got diced into 1cm pieces

sauteed the leeks on medium high heat in olive oil until wilted, let it cool while...

rolling out the dough...if i have a rolling pin at my apartment, i don't know where it is hiding. this thermos bottle came in as a handy replacement. for this pie i got a rye dough, therefore the darker color

bought i big bunch of parsley as well, minced some for the filling

grated some emmental to go in as well. i so need to update my grater...i know what i'll bring for myself from our upcoming trip to toronto and nyc

not too much...approx ½ cup

this mess would be 2 eggs, 2 dl sour cream, 1 dl cream, mixed well before adding on the filling

plenty of black pepper to season the filling

first mixed leek/ham/emmental/black pepper, the placed the mixture on the dough

then poured in the egg/sour cream mixture and added some grated parmesan on top before putting it into 200C oven for 40 mins

the smell was amazing...

but i only had one small piece, honest!

because i had this mess to clean up before starting the next pie...

the other pie was veggies with two cheeses

this mix is called american, i have no idea why, maybe for the mini corn?

used this pie dough, it's lactose free and made of vegetable fat, and spreads easy into a round pie form

i have a mini silicone rolling-pin for this task, i don't know why as a glass works fine, if not better

one of the cheeses, cottage cheese

this pie got the same egg/sour cream mixture, seasoned it with chili powder and thyme

the other cheese was the emmental, approx 2 dl

also this got grated parmesan on top

40 mins in 180C on the lower rack in the oven

had to have a tiny slice, quality control, you know

had to make one sweet pie as well. this here is blueberries with jamming sugar and corn starch

40 mins in 180C. by the time i pulled this out of the oven it was quite late so no tasters of this one

this here was my dinner...with butter, not exactly light

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