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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mini Chicken Pie


After those cool and rainy weather few days ago , now the temperature is on the rise again pfffttt

No wonder , I'm sick .....

Not that sick , I guess , as I still can scarf down food as if there's no tomorrow lol 

But I have a runny nose and a sore throat tsk tsk 

And that's a botheration since I need to finish several scoop of my peach ice cream -__-'' 

Need to make ice cream as fast as I can eat it .....

Just before you know it , it's winter again ...

I've been meaning to bake this since last week but got sidetracked ......


Or I just can't make up my mind whether to buy puff pastry or make a tart dough ....

And eventhough my nose kept dripping while I was rolling the dough ....

I need to met the deadline or else ! lol 

My no-frills and easy peasy filling itself is worth cooking for again and again .....

Er according to me hee hee   

It's not you pie dough , it's me ! hee hee 

Practice , practice ! -____ -




Tart dough recipe from Around my French table book 

Makes one 9- to 9 1/2-inches tart shell

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar 
1/2 tsp salt 
6 tablespoon / 3/4 stick / 84 grams very cold or frozen unsalted butter , cut into small bits 
1 large egg 
1 tsp ice water 

* To make the dough by hand : Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl . Scatter bits of butter around , using your hand or pastry blender , work the butter into the flour until it is evenly distributed . Beat the egg and water together , drizzle over the dough and using the fork , toss the dough until it is evenly moistened . Using your fingertips , mix and knead the dough until it comes together . Turn it onto the work surface and form into a ball and flatten into a disk . Chill for at least 3 hours .
* Roll the dough between sheets of parchment or plastic wrap , should be about 1/4-inch thick and at least 12 inches in diameter ; transfer to a tart pan and prick the the base of the crust in several places with a fork . Chill or freeze for at least 1 hour before  baking .  
* Partially bake the dough for about 20 minutes  , either with pie weights or dried beans / or if the dough is well-chilled that won't be necessary . 
* Cool the crust completely before you fill it .

Easy peasy chicken filling : ( I just used about 1/3 of this )

200 grams chicken tenders / fillet , cut in bite-sized pieces
150 grams frozen mixed veggies
3 small shallots , minced 
1/3 cup water 
1/4 cup heavy cream 
a generous handful of cilantro , coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp chili flakes 
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp chicken powder 
salt and black pepper 
1/2 tablespoon tapioca starch and 2 tablespoon water , mix together 

* Season chicken with salt and black pepper , chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes .
* Heat a nonstick pan , add oil and dump in the shallots , fry until slightly soften then add the chicken ; fry for 3 minutes ; add in the mixed veggies , another 2 minutes. Pour in the water  and the cream , add chili flakes , chicken powder and sugar let boil for 3  minutes , adjust taste . Pour in the tapioca and water mixture , stir until the sauce thickens ; set aside to cool .

***I made 3 mini pie using the muffin tin , a 5 and 2 1/2-inch oblong-shaped pies using the prepared pastry dough .

* Preheat oven to 190°C . Spoon filling into the crust , brush the rim of the crust with some of the egg wash ( 1 egg and 2 tablespoon milk , mix together ) ; top with lid ( 2 1/2-inch in diameter pastry dough) . Gently press the edge of the pie with fork to seal ; make some cuts at the surface to let the steam escape . Brush some egg wash ; repeat with the rest . Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown .

I'm submitting this post to the Bake Along event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Lena of Frozen Wings and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours .

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23 comments:

  1. What gorgeous little pies! the filling look delish and I can eat it without the crust.

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  2. Hehe you know, a doctor told me that if you have sore throat, you should eat ice cream.. it soothes the throat apparently. ;P

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    1. Yes , Doc ! :D I'm really sure ice cream can cure any ills ! lol

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  3. #1 i love the word botheration. #2 i'm sorry you've been sick! i guess the weather must have changed. drag! #3 these are adorable! i love chicken pie, and these are so cute and tiny. hope you feel better soon! chicken is supposed to help, right?? :)

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    1. Thanks , Anna ! :) I've eaten most of it so I guess it's helping ! lol

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  4. I'm still drooling over the pies that everyone is sharing, and now over yours! Looks so good!
    Sorry to hear about your sore throat and runny nose! It is so wonderful of you to bake this for Bake-Along despite being unwell! Take a cup of warm herbal tea and go to bed early! Take care!

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    1. Thanks , Joyce ! I've been hankering to bake this for quiet sometime ! :D Dripping nose or difficult dough can't stop me ! lol

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  5. I love how you took this first shot, one by one, standing on the table!

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  6. hi anne, i was looking at the last picture of the fillings and it makes my mouth water! that's really making me hungry! LOL!love you added cilantro ..your favourite, right? thanks for baking along with us, hope you get well soon!

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    1. Thanks , Lena ! Indeed , cilantro with everything ! hee hee

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  7. I love these mini chicken pies. Looks wonderful!

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  8. Your photos today are wonderful and your pies sound really delicious. My family would love them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. Those are gorgeous, Anne! I can imagine how good that filling tastes in your perfectly baked crusts!
    Hope you're feeling a lot better now...

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  10. this is another must try dish for me..fabulous..
    Tasty Appetite

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  11. Feel better soon, my friend! Your mini pot pies look fantastic...perfect crust!

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  12. These chicken pies are fantastic. The filling looks so good.

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  13. Aww, hope you feel better soon.
    This looks SO good! I love anything mini. Yay!

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  14. Sorry if I'm sending another similar comment as before... There was an error message which came after I submitted my comment...

    Hope that you are feeling well. Poor thing. It must be tough surviving this roller coaster forever-changing weather. Despite all, your pies look fantastic. I see nothing wrong with your pies... You must be too hard on yourself. Everything seems great :D

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  15. What an yummy pie...

    Event: Dish name starts with N

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  16. Delicious mini pie! Hope you feel better soon! Nice blog, i put him to my favorites!

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  17. These mini pies look so cute and delicious! Love the creamy filling! Your photos look amazing as usual, and they are making me very hungry! :> P.S get well soon!

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  18. Hi Anne, Your chicken pie look awesome, very well baked.Love the creamy filling and wish I can have 2 pieces right now. :)

    I like the 1st picture, very nice presentation.

    Have a nice day.

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