Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Scotch Egg Pie

Spring started so well. We sat out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and planning a hot summer of barbecuing and picnics.

But now, in the height of "summer" the weather isn't really lending itself to eating outdoors. Drought has been declared in parts of the East of England, but in our bit of greater London we've had daily, torrential rain for a couple of weeks now.

Still, when you make something like this lovely Scotch Egg Pie, it holds the promise of outdoor eating to come. One day.

I used bought puff pastry and should have used about another 200g of sausages to fill it out abundantly, but even slightly underfilled it made a delicious portable lunch.

17 comments:

Adrian (Food Rehab) said...

aaaw, look at your kitty. As for the pie, things turn out for a reason- a nice portable lunch! :)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

This is a perfect portable lunch. Its so pretty and the egg looks just delicious snuggled in there with all that sausage :)

Foodycat said...

Adrian - isn't she beautiful?

Andrea - it was really lovely! Well worth trying.

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

She is so gorgeous... love. Also love the idea of scotch egg in a pie!

ARLENE said...

I've had Scotch eggs, but never Scotch egg pie. Looks yummy. The cat is gorgeous!

The Cat's Mother said...

Urchin upstages the food! What is new?

Love Scotch eggs & the pie is a great picnic idea.

Pegasuslegend said...

I am a huge cat lover and this baby is gorgeous,,, we have two, this scotch egg pie sounds heavenly!

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kat said...

That looks so tasty! We have had nothing but rain & cold here, just a crazy spring/summer

Foodycat said...

Leafy - I can't believe I hadn't tried it earlier.

Arlene - I also like that (unlike Scotch eggs) this isn't deepfried. The pastry probably has just as much fat, but the fact that it is baked is reassuring.

Mother - it is what she does best.

Pegasus - thanks for dropping by!

Kat - you've been getting snow when no one should be getting snow! Wrap up and make a bowl of chilli.

Ben said...

Your kitty is gorgeous! And so is the pie, hehe. Hopefully you can sit outside to enjoy summer soon.

hungryandfrozen said...

What a good looking pie! :) hope the good weather comes your way soon.

Foodycat said...

Ben - the weather is looking nice today, so hopefully we will get there!

Laura - thanks, I hope so too!

Jude said...

Been meaning to try this since I saw the recipe. What size tin did you use? I only have 1lb or 2lb loaf tins. Urchin looks lovely in that photo. (And all the time of course).

Quay Po Cooks said...

Your kitty is very pretty. Interesting scotch egg pie. Got to try this.

girlichef said...

Oh! Such a gorgeous kitty cat. I would love to lounge around on a blanket in the sun with a kitty and a scotch egg pie. And a book. And a bottle of wine ;) What am I waiting for!?

Foodycat said...

Jude - It's a 2lb tin. I keep meaning to buy a smaller one!

Quay Po - she always steals the show!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Urchin looks like she is queen of the picnic. ;-) This looks like perfect outdoor summer fare even if the weather isn't up to par.

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