Full disclosure: it’s not always 5 ways with chickpeas in my house. We eat a hugely varied diet and yes sometimes we are having chickpeas, lentils and almond milk. But other times, trust me, we are eating really really simple food.
On Tuesday I posted my 3 ingredient pie getting ready to go in the oven. It proved quite popular. So by demand here is the recipe (well kind of a recipe, method and cheat sheet might be a more apt description.)
- Store bought puff pastry (The sheets not the lump, then you don’t even have to roll it) I use Edmonds
- Bacon 4 rashers chopped (You can use more or less if you want)
- Eggs 6 or so (will depend a bit on the size of your dish)
- A bit of milk (I don’t cont this as an ingredient as it is nice to have but not necessary)
- Grease a pie dish. To tell the truth (and this is full disclosure) on Tuesday I literally ripped off a piece of glad wrap (cling wrap) smeared it through some butter then smeared it around the dish. Not classy, but effective
- Line the dish with defrosted store bought pastry, making sure it comes well up the sides. If one sheet is not big enough, they easily join together, just squish them with your fingers (save offcuts for decorations)
- Sprinkle the chopped bacon over the pastry
- Add the eggs. If the kids are helping I get them to crack the eggs into a bowl, and I fish out the shell. If I am baking solo then I crack them straight into the lined dish. You need enough that the bottom of the pie is evenly covered.
- If the egg yolks have remained intact prick them with a knife or fork to just break them (good job for kids)
- Top the pie with pastry, make sure the edges seal well. I usually fold the top and pastry over then crimp it with my thumb and forefinger
- Decorate with shapes made from any pastry off cuts
- Lightly brush the pie with milk (helps with browning). Full disclosure I pour some milk into a bowl, dip mine or my kids fingers in it, and then sort of finger paint the pie. Just as effective as a pastry brush!
- Prick the pie a few times with a knife (air holes)
- Bake as per the instructions on your store bought pastry
It is pie, and there is no vege in this what so ever, so I good side of vegetables even if it is frozen peas would be a good idea.
I don’t add vege to the pie itself because to be frank, I hate peas in my bacon and egg pie!
And look at the final result.. not too shabby… even with my classless rough as guts methodology!