Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Harvest Pie

At the end of last year, I had a dinner party of which the menu featured ‘Harvest Pie’.  After serving my version of this dish to 8 hungry guests and receiving a positive response, I debated whether or not to admit that albeit a family recipe, it did not exactly derive from my family.

During my final year at university I cohabited with a girl called Chloe, a wonderful North Londoner that owned her own chickens and a mind full of interesting facts. A great housemate, creative thinker and one of the most laid back people around, she willingly shared the information that her mum often made a pie with the left over’s of a roast dinner. Quite literally the recipe for this was whatever you couldn’t finish - chicken, sausages, stuffing, veg, bacon. As with most pies – and even more so with this one – anything goes.

The pie has become one of my favourites, and after making it last night, I have decided to write a basic recipe for it, of which can tailored and altered as pleased. However, one element that cannot be disregarded is the stuffing!

Ingredients (serves 6)

1/4 to 1/2 of a roast chicken
340g sage and onion stuffing
300g brocolli
250g peas
75g breadcrumbs
75g cheese

For the sauce:
A large knob of butter
3 tsp flour
700ml of chicken stock

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
2. After removing the meat from the cooked chicken, place into a large roasting dish.
3. Prepare the stuffing following package instructions.
4. To make the sauce, follow the basic steps of white sauce, replacing milk with chicken stock (note if using stock cubes, you will need to use two to achieve desired concentration.
5. Boil the broccoli  and peas, and when cooked add to roasting dish with chicken.
6. When stuffing is ready add this to the roasting dish and mix in well with the chicken and veg.
7. Top with the sauce, ensuring that all ingredients are well covered.
8. Scatter over breadcrumbs and cheese.
9. Cook for 30 mins and rest before serving.

This divine simple and cosy supper re-heats well and can be frozen. 



  1. The article was great, I accidentally saw it and I was really attracted to it, hoping it would be well known.
    pbs Games for girls, jogos friv 2019, kizi unblocked


  2. play food games
    basketball online games
    soccer games 2019
    wow, i am really surprised with the idea of ??the article, it turned out long ago I and a lot of people have misunderstood about the issue, maybe I should visit it often.

  3. I recently found many useful information in your website especially this blog page. Among the lots of comments on your articles. Thanks for sharing. friv Games
    jogo io
    2player games

  4. Thanks for sharing the post.. parents are worlds best person in each lives of individual..they need or must succeed to sustain needs of the family
    miniclip games for kids,
    a10 game online,
    Jogo quente 2019

  5. If the weather is nice it's worth asking if you can you get married outdoors? If it rains, there's no lengthy drive, getting in and out of cars and the bridal party getting wet. The guests also stay nice and dry and warm during a winter wedding once they've arrived at the venue also. One final thing to remember though is that when you book your dream wedding venue make sure a celebrant is available on the day.
    kizi unblocked
    friv jogos gratis
    friv com school


© The Wonder Tonic. All rights reserved.
Blogger Designs by pipdig