Friday, 15 July 2011

salmon pie

 Salmon Pie

Hello everyone...(at this point..no one:)))..)

 In my home country I never cooked  any fish pie but since is so big here in the UK  I thought I should give it a go...and my hubby ho is not a big fan of fishy things loved it...so I will definitely do it again!
I got the recipe from the ready to roll Puff Pastry pack( from Asda),but I switched the chicken(from the original recipe) with the fish, so here it is:

Ingredients:

500 g of ready to roll puff pastry
500 g  cooked salmon cut into chunks (I cooked it in a little bit of butter in a pan for approx. 8 min.)
300 g of mixed vegetables( diced carrots,peas,green beans,you could put in mushrooms if you decide to have a chicken pie)
1 onion peeled and diced
25 g butter
2 tablespoons of flour( I used more than that)
450 ml of chicken stock
150 ml of single cream
 milk to brush the pastry

 How to:

    Soften the onion in the butter,add  the flour and cook for 2 minutes.Gradually add the chicken stock and the  single cream .Bring to the boil.Add the choice of your meet  and  the vegetables (At this point NEXT TIME I will  let it cool for a few minutes and  then I'll  pour in one large bitten egg just to  give it a little more of a consistency  to make it  not so runny if you know what I mean. .Pour the mixture into a 1.25 - 1.5 litre deep pie dish,roll out the pastry and top the dish,sealing the edges.Cut a steam hole in the top,brush with milk and bake for 30 min until the pastry is risen and golden.
enjoy!!
The chicken stock I made was a mixture of boiled  hot water and this:



I got it from Romania ,it's a granulary consistency mixture of dried vegetables with a chicken flavor.
here are some snapp shots :
 

                                                            300 g of mixed vegetables



Puff pastry from ASDA

And for dessert :



I'm not a huge fan of cupcakes,I mean I don't like eating them so much as I loveeee to decorate them,and just the way they look so delicate and colorful! My 2 year old loves them,she had a cupcake birthday cake for her last birthday:



see you next time!!
bye

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

well...Hi there!

This is my first post..so I  should present my self...hi..I'm Erika:),I have two beautiful girls...Emma she is 2 and 4 months and Hannah 4 months.I'm married for 4 years now and I love it!:)I'm from Romania and we moved in the UK a year ago...we miss home a lot but this is our home now,UK.
I will be posting about our day to day life...crafts...cooking..and so on.Hope you like it and find it fun and helpful in some way or inspiring!

Meet my family: