• Individual turkey and stilton pies

    Makes: 4 Nutrition: 986 calories Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients 50g butter/1 tbsp olive oil 450g British turkey breast fillets, cut into chunks 3 sweet potatoes, cut into chunk 225g chestnut mushroom 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only 1 tbsp brandy 100ml chicken stock 150ml double cream 75g stilton, crumbled 375g pack ready rolled puff pastry 1 small egg, beaten/rock salt Method Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and fry the turkey for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in the sweet potatoes and cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes until just beginning to soften. Stir in the mushrooms, garlic, and half the

  • Beef and Guinness pie

    Serves: 4   Ingredients  200ml of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout 400g diced stewing beef 100g pearl onion 1 large carrot - diced 100g sliced button mushrooms 2 cloves of garlic crushed 1/2 litre of thick beef stock Sprigs of fresh thyme & rosemary chopped Small sheet of puff pastry Method In a pot seal the diced beef and brown all over. The vegetables are then added and cooked out for 4-5 minutes. Add the herbs and beef stock. Now add the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. Slow cook the beef over a stove for 1 hour. Add a little water if needed at the end. Cut the puff pastry into 8 even pieces.