Thursday, 31 May 2018

Cheese and Potato Pies





My daughter loves cheese and potato pies but the shop bought ones all vary in flavour and texture and we have not been able to find one that we really like so I decided to make my own. The recipe itself is simple enough but unfortunately from time to time, I too get cooking disasters. 

I am sure the people who work with pastry know that hot weather and pastry do not go hand in hand. Whilst I was rolling the pies my pastry got softer and softer due to the heat. I managed to roll them out and place them on a tray lined with grease proof paper and put them in the oven to cook. The pies puffed up and were golden brown, however when they cooled and I tried to lift them off the paper the pies were stuck to it and I could not get them off!!! Big disaster, I ended up with broken pies where I tried to peel the stuck paper off.

Not one for giving up the next day I tried to make them again as the taste was amazing. This time I placed my prepared pies on a tray lined with Bacofoil®, The Non-Stick Kitchen Foil. This foil has a unique BacoLift® surface which makes it non-stick. All you do is make sure you place the food on the non-shiny side and there is no need to grease or oil the foil which is also a lot healthier too.


Once the pies were cooked I had my fingers crossed, I removed the tray from the oven and straight away I could see that the pies were gliding off without any problem what so ever. The BacoLift® is amazing and it saved the day for me and also on washing up as well. All I had to do was rinse the baking tray. This was definitely a “No Sticking, No Cleaning, No Worries” experience for me.



Since my discovery of Bacofoil®, I have used it for making macaroons, cookies and have even baked apples in it. The foil helps to keep all the flavours and moisture inside and it’s strong and will not tear easily when prodding with tongs on the barbecue.



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Cheese and Potato pies
by May-10-2018
Flaky pastry with a creamy potato and cheese filling. 


Ingredients:
  • 2 medium white baking potatoes boiled and mashed.
  • 100 g medium English cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 small white onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt  
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon milk for brushing the pies with.
  • 1 sheet ready to roll puff pastry.

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, 350 Degrees F.

2. Line a baking tray with Bacofoil®, The Non-Stick Kitchen Foil -non-shiny side up.
3. In a pan add the olive oil and sauté the onions until translucent and pink.
4. Once the onions are cooked, add the salt, pepper chilli flakes, nutmeg and mix together.
5. Add the mashed potato and mix well with the onion mixture.
6. Take off the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
7. Add the grated cheese and mix it in.
8. Roll out the pastry and cut 6 circles 3.5 inches in diameter and 6 circles that are 3 inches in diameter. In total 12 circles which will make 6 pies.
9.Take one 3 inch pastry circle and in the centre add a lime sized ball of the cheesy potato mixture. Place the 3.5 inch circle over it and gentle press the edges of the two pastry circles. Using a fork or a crimper seal down the edges and place the pie on the prepared baking tray.
10. Repeat the process for all other pastry circles.
11.Brush the pies with the milk and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown in a pre-heated oven.
12.Remove from the oven when golden brown and serve with a tomato chutney.
Details
Prep time: 30Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 5Yield: Makes 6 pies





***This post is in collaboration with Bacofoil®

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55 comments:

  1. Bacofoil to the rescue! I hadn't thought of using it for the likes of macarons etc... but that's great that it works for those too. Lovely recipe :)

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  2. The pies look inviting.. would love to have them at tea time. I have never tried cheese and potato combo in any snack.

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    1. Its such a lovely flavour combination you will love it.

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  3. you can't beat a good pie! This sounds like some great comfort food, perfect for busy weeknights :) x

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    1. We love them cold in our lunch boxes. Perfect for picnics too.

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  4. It definitely saved my day as the first lot disastrous batch on parchment paper was so stuck that I could not get it off and we were eating paper.

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  5. We use Bacofoil all the time. These pies sound delicious and perfect wholesome food for this half term x

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  6. I would certainly eat these cheese and potato pies up, they sound and look like a delicious option to add to my meal menu this week!

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  7. oh my gosh YUM! I def need to try this asap!

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  8. YUUUMMMMMM!!!!! It looks so deliiish! I would love to try them one time. My hubster would love this for sure. Thank you very much for sharing! <3

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  9. These look so tasty! It's only early morning just now but I have a sudden craving to make these for lunch!

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  10. I should really get my hands on that brand of foil. It's perfect for cooking. This cheese and potato pie is really lovely and I'm sure the kids will love it. Baking is not one of my strengths but I would love to try this!

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  11. The pies look so inviting and irresistible ! We too love the potato cheese combo 🤗

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  12. Omg this is proper homely comfort food. These sound super scrummy x

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  13. These look delicious. I need to make these because I think my kids would love them. Yep, baking disasters can happen to everyone, but good job for not giving up.

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  14. I can't say I've ever tried a potato pie but they do look simply delicious. I think they would be a lovely alternative to a heavily meatier pie and perfect for summer or taking on picnics.

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  15. These look really lovely, such a lovely idea for a homemade dinner, this reminds me of proper English comfort food.

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  16. I've never tried cheese and potato pies but I'm definitely going to! They look so simple yet they sound so tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love cheese and potato pies but have never made them. Thank you for the recipe!

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  18. Cheese and potato pies are so delicious. I've had my share of disasters with puff pastry, it sticking to the paper or the tray. Using foil is a good idea.

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  19. I must try these pies over the weekend ! they sound delicious and hubby likes anything potato and cheese

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  20. With some salad aside, i can finish my dinner rite now with this cheese and potato pies. Just catchy and very tempting me.

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  21. Love potato, better to say adore it. Same with cheese. As a vegetarian this is a perfect comfort food for me. Saving the recipe :)

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  22. Oh my these look so delicious! You are making me hungry.

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  23. oh my gosh these pies looks absolutely YUM! Never tried potato with cheese combo but sounds so interesting.

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  24. Lovely savory hand pie :) Awesome share!!

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  25. The pie looks full of flavours...tempting me to grab one

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  26. wow, this pie looks crusty from the top and cheesy from inside. So yumm, I have guests today, I'm sure I'll make it out for all today

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  27. Love potatoes and cheese, I'm sure I'll like this recipe. I thought it was a little time consuming. It is worth it for special occasions.

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  28. What cute little pies! I have to give these a try... I know my whole family would love these!

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  29. i love the combination cheese and potato. i love pies. thank you for sharing the easy to follow steps of this recipe

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  30. Love pies! Cheese and potato was one of my favs when I was vegetarian. Since going vegan I haven't had one, but now there are vegan alternatives I should try this again! Thanks for the recipe!

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  31. I have to see if I can find Bacofoil here in Italy! Your pies look scrumptious. I love potato fillings! Yum!

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  32. I can't say I've ever had a cheese and potato pie but I'm a big fan of both flavours so I'll definitely have to give this recipe a try

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  33. These hand pies sound amazing for picnic or my next gathering. And Bacofoil...gotta check this out soon!

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  34. Ooh, these look super tasty! I love a nice pie as a treat every now and then :)

    Louise (With love from Lou)x

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  35. These pres look so good, my son would love these! I'm definitely going to have to make these for him

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  36. These would be perfect for the kids to take to school!
    Or to take to the park for a snack.
    Pinning to try in the school hols :D

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  37. I absolutely love hand pies! They're so portable and delicious :)

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  38. Such a lovely pie it is, I am sure it will be over in a breeze. Lovely!

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  39. ooh I wonder if I could manage to make these -- have never tried making a pie

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  40. I started salivating after just reading the blog title! The pies look really delicious :)

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  41. Pies are perfectly baked. Perfect for any kind of parties.

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  42. Omg yum! Not only do these hand pies sound delicious, they also look somewhat easy to make! I definitely have to try these :)

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  43. Oh my gosh! Who wouldn't want cheese and potato in a pie like that? That looks soooo yummy! I want to try making that. I know my kids would love that.

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  44. i love how simple yet yummy this dish is, great option for vegetarians in my family!

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  45. Those pies look amazing. Now I know what to make for the weekend as the recipe is easy to follow.

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  46. We too love cheese and potato pies, such a classic British food. Now that both kids are at home will prepare for them :) Yours have come out so well.

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  47. Love this recipe, yumm and interesting take on Bacofoil. will try to find some, as i see you have lifted them off easily

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  48. Currently sat in my office and we are literally talking about pies and how much I love them. These look super cute.

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  49. the pies look great and the foil must be a great thing to make baking easier

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  50. Wow! the pies look amazing. As for the foil we will wait till they are available here.

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  51. Agh, things sticking to baking paper has been my nemesis - so frustrating. Glad you got it cracked. Your pies look delicious.

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  52. I love it when you can make something at home that no shop can compare to. The pies look delicious.

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