All posts tagged: Pie

Cheese & Chorizo Pie for British Pie Week

I made this pie last Summer but just hadn’t got around to posting it. British Pie Week seemed like the perfect opportunity to get it up on the blog. Sure, chorizo isn’t the most ‘British’ ingredient, but a good cheddar certainly is! Cheese & Chorizo Pie INGREDIENTS For the pastry 500g plain flour 150g unsalted butter (chopped into small cubes) 150ml tap water 1 free-range egg (yolk only) 1 free-range egg (yolk and whites, beaten) 1 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder For the filling 150g chorizo (chopped into small pieces) 1 large onion, finely sliced 100ml/4oz double cream 250g cheddar cheese (grated) 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tbsp plain flour (to coat the onion) A few drops of tabasco sauce Salt and pepper (to taste) METHOD Mix together the flour, butter, baking powder and salt in a bowl for the pastry (you can do this with a blender, but I prefer to do it by hand) until it has a breadcrumb-like consistency. Add the egg yolk, followed by the water, in …

Dinner & Cocktails at The Happenstance, St Paul’s

On Wednesday evening, I met up with Ceri for dinner at St Paul’s, which seems to be the best central point for us to meet after work. Recently we’ve been going to the chain restaurants in One New Change, but this week we thought we’d try somewhere new. I looked up restaurants around the St Paul’s area and came across The Happenstance – the name really caught my eye, it sounded very unique! The restaurant’s website describes itself as the following: “immerse yourself in a world of curiously good times & happy coincidences at the happenstance. It’s sure to be a welcome addition to your little black book. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of london’s most iconic landmark, st paul’s, whilst our sophisticated interior encompasses a striking bar & restaurant, bountiful deli, mixology table & florist. Our glamorous subterranean private dining room or hidden speak easy “the curious treasury” awaits.” So I had pretty high expectations! When we arrived, I was worried that I really hadn’t thought this through – Thursday nights are traditionally when people working …