ROOK PIE or Pastai Cwningen when made with rabbit

Rook Pie Or Pastai Cwningen When Made With Rabbit Recipe

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Carole Davis


In Wales, they actually use rooks however my version uses chicken or cornish hens.


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4 to 6
20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


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  • 2
    short crust pastry ( 2 pie crusts)
  • 1 lb
    breast meat chicken or hen cut in strips
  • 16 slice
  • 2 large
    onions finely chopped
  • 1 qt

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 stick
  • 1 large
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 pinch

How to Make ROOK PIE or Pastai Cwningen when made with rabbit


  1. Make crust by mixing all in gredients i n astand mixer or food processor until a smooth dough is achieved.
  2. Divide in half and roll out 2 crusts
  3. Line deep dish pie dish with one pastry crust. Layer fowl and bacon in layers. Sprinkle with chopped onions.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and poultry seasoning. Add cream to cover
  5. Cover with second crust and Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350*F. Serve with boiled carrots potatoes and rutabaga mashed with salt and pepper, butter, a splash of milk and a dash of garlic.

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About ROOK PIE or Pastai Cwningen when made with rabbit

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tag: Heirloom

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