for family meals :
recipe for Homity Pie comes from Salamander Cookshop
has been one of Britains leading cookshops since
1993. Their philosophy is to bring you the best kitchen
equipment quality cookware, bakeware, knives,
mills and other kitchen utensils and accessories
from around the world.
This great old English recipe is an all year round
favourite with our family. It can be served either cold
with a salad in the summer months, or hot as a winter
supper with some homemade baked beans (flageolet beans
in a rich velvety tomato sauce).
for Homity Pie
For the shortcrust pastry:
180g plain flour
For the filling:
350g potatoes (King Edwards or similar)
450g onions chopped
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1tbsp whole grain mustard
2 tbsp drained and rinsed capers, chopped roughly
100g Mature Cheddar grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp milk
Salt and pepper
to make Homity Pie
make the pastry:
out the pastry thinly and line either six individual
10cm deep tart tins, or one 30cm deep tart tin.
the pastry blind for 10 minutes if using the smaller
tins, 15 minutes if using the one large one.
the beans and return the pastry to the oven for 5
make the filling:
the potatoes until tender and drain.
the onions in the oil until soft, without browning.
the potatoes in medium sized chunks combine them with
the onions, add the butter, parsley, mustard, capers
if using, half the cheese, garlic, milk, and season
this mixture to cool before using to fill the pastry
with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes.