Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WWDH - Vegetable Pies
It's Wednesday (known as "hump day" in Oz), and that means it's Wednesday with Donna Hay. Wednesday snuck up on me a lot more quickly this week, as Monday was the Labour Day holiday in Melbourne. I spent Sunday and Monday in Bendigo, a famous Victorian gold mining town, and yes, I went down a gold mine! Sadly, I do not have any gold to share with you.
Kayte chose this week's Donna recipe, being Vegetable Pies from Modern Classics I. I envisioned these as being veges encased in puff pastry. However, I was wrong. These pies are a little more sophisticated, and comprise a shortcrust pastry filled with roasted vegetables, ricotta and cheddar. They are also supposed to be sprinkled with parmesan on top, but I somehow forgot to do that. No matter - these pies were delicious!! The cheese gives a lovely kick to the vegetables, and it forms a harmonious mix on the palate.
The only thing I would change next time is to blind bake the pastry first, as my pastry had a slightly soggy bottom. However, it was only minor, and I still enjoyed these pies very much.
Thanks to Kayte for choosing this recipe - do check out what she thought of her pick, as well as Margaret and Chaya.