Two Pies in One Day

The pie I made for Saturday’s dinner was an adaptation of a Chicken and Vegetable Pie recipe. I had planned to use up my last piece of chicken breast that’s been sitting in my fridge for a few days. But I think I was a day or two late. The chicken smelled funky. 🙁

As they say on Iron Chef, there was “situation substitution”. I boiled up 3 eggs and used up all the vegetables in the crisper. Saturday is normally groceries day so I only had a green capsicum and a handful of snow peas left. I also replaced leek with half an onion and used frozen peas and carrots.

I cut the hard boiled eggs in half and placed it on my creamy vegetables. A sheet of puff pastry went on top of the lot and was glazed with egg. I didn’t cook it straight away. Richard wasn’t going to be home for a few more hours so I left it in the fridge and only baked it when he was on his way home.
Vegetable & Eggs Pie

It’s so impressive pulling this out of the oven as soon as the husband walks in the door after a 12 hour shift. Talk about good timing! We were both drooling at the sight of the crispy pastry. We LOOVEEE pastry.
Vegetable & Eggs Pie

You can’t see the egg in this photo because it’s hidden under the pastry but the combination of eggs, creamy vegetables and pastry was so good. Richard proclaimed, “This is definitely a keeper, love!” and I must agree. It’s really filling and heart warming on a cold day.
Vegetable & Eggs Pie
Chicken & Vegetable Pies recipe from Taste.com.au:
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/5733/chicken+vegetable+pies

For dessert, I baked impossible pie. Impossible pie got it’s name because it looks impossible for the sloppy mix to turn into a pie. I have to admit that it’s perfect for a lazy cook like me. I don’t like stuffing around with a million steps and a long list of ingredients. Puts me off straight away and I’ll look for an easier recipe. So when the steps are to mix all ingredients together and pour into a pie dish, I’m all for it!
Impossible Pie

This isn’t the first time I’ve made impossible pie. I’ve used a recipe my ex-colleague gave me but I’ve achieved the best result with this recipe. I’ve read that it’s best eaten cold. Although some have eaten it warm with ice cream or cream. I had mine cooling in the fridge till dinner time and brought it to room temperature when the vegetable pie was baking. It was so frigging hard not to eat it as soon as it came out of the oven though. It smelled soooo good and the house was filled with the sweet coconut fragrance all afternoon!
Impossible Pie

The sloppy mix formed a base, smooth custard centre and a coconuty top as it was baking. Moist, sweet and the texture was delightful. If you haven’t tried making impossible pie, try it. So easy to make. There are so many variations including savoury ones. You’re bound to find something you like. Just google it.
Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie recipe from Best Recipes:
http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Impossible-Pie-L592.html

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15 Responses to “Two Pies in One Day”

  1. julie says:

    I’m going to have to try that impossible pie- I’ve never heard of it before, and it looks amazing!!

  2. monica says:

    I’m going to make the impossible pie, looks so good.

  3. jackie says:

    that’s looks yummy delicious ! I had not been baking lately due to the vry warm weather now.

    jackie’s last blog post..From egg to coaster

  4. Mette says:

    You have done a lot of work painting so much =) I have painted, too but different kind of stuff. That sweet pie looks delicious!

    Mette’s last blog post..A girl named Addi

  5. Ellen says:

    Wish you lived closer to me!!!

  6. Umi says:

    Everything looks soooooo good. Looks like no more hungry days for you unlike in the past. I’m very glad. So, the A grade for Home Economics was a prelude of what’s to come!

  7. Nath says:

    Impossible pie : impossible while your on a diet. But I have my birthday comming up so might try a teeny tiny piece ; )

    Nath’s last blog post..The Good news show

  8. Salihan says:

    Julie, Monica & Nath: I’m stoked to hear that you girls are going to try the impossible pie. Let me know how it goes! By the way Nath, happy birthday in advance!

    Jackie: I’ve heard of the very warm weather there. Some of my friends are having multiple showers through the day! Maybe you can make a cheesecake. No need to bake. 🙂

    Mette: What have you been painting, Mette? And the sweet pie is delicious! Try it if you can.

    Ellen: You’re not that far away from me! Feel free to drop by on Weds if you like. And by the way, you have Olly to bake all the goodies for you anyway!

    Umi: I still have hungry days when I’m in my super lazy mood. In that case, McDonalds is just 5 minutes away! Hehe…

  9. Katie says:

    That chicken(less) pie looks fabulous! The best bit would be not telling anyone about the eggs in it, and then seeing them discover them. I like to play with my food 😛

    Katie’s last blog post..On a Scale of One to Ten, How Creepy/Stalkerish/Weird is This?

  10. Salihan says:

    Haha… good idea! That’ll be fun when we have guests over. Hope they like eggs. 😛

  11. Michelle says:

    I love the broad range of things you post. Recipes, crochet, knitting, sewing…. is there anything you don’t do?!?!

    • Salihan says:

      I get bored really easily so I’m always trying out new things. I’m glad to hear you like reading my blog!

      • Michelle says:

        I’m the opposite. I get stuck on something and it becomes my obsession. But I suppose I do like to try a little of everything. I wish I had time to do everything, but I just can’t give up knitting every day.

  12. Bec says:

    OMG! I was thinking about impossible pie the other day! We used to have it a lot when I was a kid but I never knew the recipe! Thanks!
    .-= Bec´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  13. Michelle says:

    It’s funny, growing up, I always saw a recipe for impossible pie, so the name is familiar, but I’ve never tried it!

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