Christmas dinner pie! (gluten-free)

This is an easy peasy, gluten free pie which has a chickpea flour crust. This idea struck me after struggling to use a shop-bought GF flour to make biscuits. I thought about what was in my cupboard and this sprung to mind…was worth a try right? I was surprised what a lovely, crisp pastry it produced; I was half expecting it to be a bit ‘falafel’ like. But it was more like a really light, crisp water crust type pastry. Yum! So, here is my recipe for Christmas dinner pies – perfect for leftovers on boxing day and it’s something the whole family can share and enjoy!

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So, when you make this recipe, you will have to think about how much’leftover’ food you have…I didn’t have loads, so I only made 4 little pies. You’d need one spoon of the flour for each little pie, so multiply accordingly.


Pastry:

4 dessert spoons pf chickpea (gram) flour – this is approx 50g if that helps!

4 dessert spoons of water

1/2 tsp rosemary

1 tsp olive oil

pinch salt (no salt for under 1’s)

Filling:

1 egg

50-75g cooked turkey or chicken

1 tablespoon chopped veg (I had potato and cabbage but anything goes!)

1 tablespoon dried cranberries

1/2 tsp rosemary


Method:

Preheat your oven to 190c (gas mark 5)

To make the pastry, combine the ingredients in a bowl and add the water a spoon at a time; you may not need it all.

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Push the pastry into silicone cupcake molds.

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Blind bake these in the oven for 5-8 mins while you prep the filling.

Stick your leftover Xmas dinner bits in a bowl with the rosemary. Crack in the egg and mix.

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Add this to your pastry cases and return to the oven for another 20 minutes – until the filling has set.

Serve warm, or cold. Yum!!

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A yummy Xmas snack or a light boxing day lunch…to be fair…these would be perfect the day after any roast dinner! These were a huge hit with the lads in my family – my brother (who doesn’t like pastry) loved them. Win!

Enjoy!

Faye

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