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peter's homemade welsh pie

Recipe by
peter nichols

Family and friends love this recipe. The ingredients can be altered depending upon your individual taste buds, lovers of cheese may want a bit more...others may prefer more smoked bacon. When I have made this recipe, it is most commonly as individual pies, 4" and 6" pie cases, or one large deep pan dish. To make this dish a bit different, you can also add spiced baked beans, fried mushrooms and fried onions, or even curry spices.. the list is endless to this marvellous pie mix

yield 3 -4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peter's homemade welsh pie

  • 225 g
    plain flour
  • 100 g
    butter, unsalted
  • pinch
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 3 lb
    potatoes, mashed roughly
  • 6
    white onions
  • 3 lb
    smoked bacon, thick slices
  • 1 1/2 lb
    cheese, shredded (strong)
  • 8
    sausage (spicy)
  • 2
  • 1
    egg, beaten

How To Make peter's homemade welsh pie

  • 1
    To make the pastry...sift the flour into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • 2
    Stir in the salt, then add 2-3 tbsp. water and mix to a firm dough. Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured surface. wrap in cling film and chill while preparing the filling
  • 3
    Pie filling.... Fry the smoked bacon and spicy sausage in virgin olive oil, until golden brown. Leave to cool. Then add to the roughly mashed potato
  • 4
    Grate cheese and put to one side
  • 5
    Peel and slice 1 leek and 4 onions into bite size pieces, peel potatoes, slice into quarters. Boil together with a pinch of salt, until soft. Drain once cooked, add 1lb of cheese, leave to cool then mash roughly
  • 6
    Wash and cut up remaining leek and onions, set aside.
  • 7
    Roll out pastry to fit your selected pie dish(es). Then add the cooled potato mix, before adding the pastry to the pie top, add raw onions, remaining leek and rest of cheese. place pastry topping to pie mix, cut two small slits in pastry top
  • 8
    Egg wash to pastry top
  • 9
    cook 180C, 350F. Cook for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Use 4" or 6" pie cases or 1 large pie dish