Onwards with the Pie odyssey!! Next on the list was the Steak & Ale one. I had to go and look up the difference between beer and ale, but in the end I got a light beer to use since it was being sold by the bottle. Not being beer drinkers it seemed overkill to get the 12 pack of ale..
You make the filling first. Lots of mushrooms in this one which DH isn't so keen on. Still I kept them chunky so he could give them all to MEEEEEEE.
Putting it in the pastry (bought puff pastry). I do like the butter puff best, but this was bog standard sheet puff pastry.
Next up... Mince & Potato Pie. This one is kind of like Shepherds Pie in a pastry case. I was a mildly concerned that the potatoes might be overkill with the pastry but it wasn't.
I liked having all the vegetables in there. Yep, looks like the picture ;-P
The pastry called for lard which I didn't have so I used a combination of butter and shreddo. I think next time I'll use all butter. The pastry was hard to work with and quite crumbly.
All pies were greeted with much appreciation from all!