Monday, October 30, 2006

Pies and pumpkins

The beginning of dark nights always marks a step-change in the food I feel like cooking. Soup, stews, sponge puddings, pies.... I have a weird fondness at this time of year for institutional food - you can probably trace it back to boarding school. So today was chicken palm pies. You do them with shortcrust pastry in a non-stick muffin tin with a filling of chicken, pancetta, sage and onion.


Mark loves them cold the following day for packed lunch, when, as the name suggests, they fit perfectly in your hand. but he's going to be sadly disappointed tomorrow, because we have scoffed the lot.


Chef Johnny got very engrossed in his rolling. And why, oh why did I bother mopping the kitchen floor this morning? Never mind, by candlelight the dirt doesn't show.

Happy Halloween everyone.

8 comments:

capello said...

you are making me hungry.

and cute pumpkin!

Alicia A. said...

yum. yum.

Spooooky punkin!

kirsten said...

those look yummy - recipe maybe?

Soo said...

yummy looking pies! i think they would be scoffed in our house too!

Anonymous said...

Can you post the recipe for the palm pies they sound delicious

monica said...

your pumpkin looks fantastic!

Not to mention those pies... I join the cue for the recipe too!

joanna said...

Oh Ali, those pies sound absolutely delicious; thank you for posting the recipe, I am going to have to give them a go. I don't think they would last long in our house, either! Super photos :)

linda said...

There never is a good time to mop the floor with little boys in the house, that's for sure!