In my country, we often make a pie with leek, sometimes we add cheese and potato and this is the recipe that we will present you in this post. This is traditional food and we often make it and eat it with a glass of yogurt. Stay with us if you wish to learn which ingredients you will need for the pie and the full recipe of how to make it.
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The ingredients you will need for the flaky pastry are these:
- 125g/4½oz butter frozen for 1 hour
- 125g/4½oz hard vegetable fat, such as Trex, frozen for 1 hour
- 350g/12oz flour plus extra for dusting
- 1 free-range egg, beaten for egg wash
The ingredients you will need for the pie filling are these:
- 60g/2¼oz butter
- 2 small leeks thinly sliced
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 450g/1lb potatoes cut into 2cm/¾in cubes
- 600ml/20fl oz full-fat milk
- 50g/1¾oz plain flour
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 50g/1¾oz mature cheddar finely grated
- 50g/1¾oz parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese, finely grated
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
The first step is to melt the butter in a wide lidded saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and onion and fry for a few minutes. Cover, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender.
Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to the boil. The potatoes should be boiled about for 8–10 minutes, or until just tender, then drain.
The third step is simple and you just have to warm the milk.
Remove the lid from the leeks, turn up the heat and cook off any excess liquid. Sprinkle in the flour, stir and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the milk, stirring all the time, and bring to the boil until thickened. Add the mustard, thyme, cheeses, and potato and season it with salt and black pepper. ( if you wish to )
Pour the mixture into a 25cm/10in pie dish and sit a pie funnel in the middle and set aside to cool.
Now you have to make the pastry and to make the pastry, put the flour into a bowl. Coarsely grate the butter and vegetable fat into the flour. Add 150ml/5fl oz cold water and stir to make a firm dough.
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Roll out the pastry and cut off a 1cm/½in-wide strip long enough to fit around the circumference of the pie dish (cut two or more strips if needed for the length).
Here is the last step you should do. Roll the pastry trimmings and cut leaf shapes for decoration. Brush the pastry lid with egg wash, arrange the leaves on top and brush those with egg wash too. Put the pie in the oven and bake about 1 hour unitl is baken.
Your pie is finished and you can eat now! Good appetite dear friends hope you liked the recipe and you will share with friends who enjoy cooking!!!