My mom used it for everything~
If made with real butter, it's light and fluffy and crumbles in your mouth~
I wanted to have it saved for my children~
It's one my 2 boys will always remember their gran bringing them filled with mincemeat...
I had leftover oxtail stew, recipe to be found ...and used it for the filling just adding a tad more gravy to each little pie~
Rough and robust they might look but filled with love and taste delicious~
( I certainly would not win an award for neatness..my food is simple, rough but I like it this way~
Next was a bowl of comfort....a little risotto...simple flavours...incorporating the rice with a good homemade chicken stock I had in the freezer, a cup of wine...I slowly incorporated the rice, fried onion, mushroom and garlic, stirring at all times...this is a slow dish...not something thrown together...
I diced and soaked chicken cubes in buttermilk then fried that and added it at the end of the risotto cooking...a good handful of parmesan cheese,cream and fried sage leaves... a delicious bowl of comfort this was~
Here is my mom's favourite RICH pastry she used for almost everything in her day...
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2pd slightly salted butter ( or marg)
pinch of salt
Mix all together until like fine breadcrumbs
bind with egg
Allow to firm up in the fridge before using.
Such a beautiful lady she was and a talented homemaker! How I do miss her especially at this time of the year....it's so good to hold onto her recipe books, her handwritten notes and memories that will remain 'til eternity <3 p="">