Sometimes you can’t beat pie and beans for tea…
I was making three mini pies for us, so I reduced all the ingredients to fit with that. I made 4 oz of shortcrust pastry using the same recipe from the book..
That was rolled out and used to line each of the pie dishes..
Then each one is filled with a rasher of chopped bacon..
It’s basically one egg person but I whisked the eggs and milk together and then split between the three pie dishes..
Then I put a lid on each pie, and do think I could be a bit neater with my pastry rolling!!
They were brushed with the last bits of egg and then into the oven. I followed the temperature lowering instructions but didn’t actually look in on them until almost the full time was done and they had puffed out to almost double the size of the tin! I gave them the full cooking time and after then they were really puffed and golden..
I was worried about getting them out of the tin but two came out really easily and the third just needed a bit of assistance!
So this was tea, a bacon and egg pie with beans..
Well for someone who doesn’t like egg I loved this!! The pastry is great and well cooked right through. The filling is so light and is obviously the cause of the swelling! It’s like a soufflé omelette inside a pie!
We all loved this!
Would I make this again? Yes definitely..