An old 80’s favorite – Homity pie!
It’s been a funny old month in terms of weather, one minute it’s warm and sunny the next it’s cold and wetter than an otters pocket. I could say this has affected my eating habit’s, but really I’m the sort of person that eats what I fancy when I fancy it, as a result, I have been known – quite often, to gorge on hot soup, pies and roast dinners on a sweltering hot summers day, and likewise tucking into a gazpacho or a salad when snow is belting down outside. Today, however, nature has turned itself into my taste buds, and with a distinct nip in the air, I decided today was a pie making day.
I get pretty fed up sometimes by people who assume that vegetarian food is nothing but boring, dull, vapid animal flesh impersonators of nut roasts, soya sausages, and fake bacon. I take no stock or pride in these sorts of dishes, I do however take pride in making something that’s delicious but just so happens to not have meat in it, and this recipe is just that. You could add bacon, chicken or some other meat to it, but why? Why add when nothing is missing.
The homity pie was very popular during the 80’s when the vegetarian movement kicked off big time. Cranks restaurant gave vegetarians not just a meal, but a varied and tasty selection of dishes that were affordable, nutritious and tasty. This dandy pie was one of their best sellers and one I shall be definitely making again, Enjoy.
If you make my Homity pie Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
For the pastry: 125g plain flour For the filling: 800g of potatoes (Maris piper or Desiree are good) Peeled and cut into cubes Pastry Instructions Try out our Homity pie recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Homity pie
125g wholemeal flour
1 free range egg
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 leek, sliced thinly
150g shallots, peeled and cut in half lengthways (snip off the root tip as you don’t want that in your pie)
75g washed baby spinach
200g strong mature cheddar cheese grated
Small handful of fresh parsley finely chopped
250ml double cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the pastry:
125g plain flour
For the filling:
800g of potatoes (Maris piper or Desiree are good) Peeled and cut into cubes
Try out our Homity pie recipe and post your results below in the comments…