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Recipe for family meals :

Homity Pie

This recipe for Homity Pie comes from Salamander Cookshop -

Salamander has been one of Britain’s 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).

Ingredients for Homity Pie

For the shortcrust pastry:
180g plain flour
90g butter

For the filling:
350g potatoes (King Edwards or similar)
450g onions chopped
3 tbsp Olive Oil
25g butter
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1tbsp whole grain mustard
2 tbsp drained and rinsed capers, chopped roughly (optional)
100g Mature Cheddar grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp milk
Salt and pepper

How to make Homity Pie

To make the pastry:

  • Roll out the pastry thinly and line either six individual 10cm deep tart tins, or one 30cm deep tart tin.
  • Bake the pastry blind for 10 minutes if using the smaller tins, 15 minutes if using the one large one.
  • Remove the beans and return the pastry to the oven for 5 minutes.

To make the filling:

  • Boil the potatoes until tender and drain.
  • Saute the onions in the oil until soft, without browning.
  • Keeping 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 well.
  • Allow this mixture to cool before using to fill the pastry case.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

Serves 6

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