Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, four and twenty ...pies, baked in this pie. Yeah, you got it a pie of pies! The Albanians have some serious pastry game going on here. This particular variety is filled with minced beef and is bloody tasty with a dribble of Greek yoghurt.
Now for the official ranking of other pies of pies which need to happen.
- Pork pie of pies
- Cherry lattice pie of pies
- Cornish pie of pasties
- Apple pie of pies
- Bakewell tart of tarts (saucy)
- Chicken pot pie of pies
- Russian roulette pie of dies
- Shepherds pie of pies
- Karjalanpiiraka of karjalanpiirakas
- Cream pie of pies
Poppy asked to get involved with the cooking this week, so she also made a mantija
- 450g puff pastry
- 500g minced beef
- 2 onions finely chopped
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1tsp melted butter to glaze
- Salt and pepper to taste
NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER PORTION
- Calories | 446
- Fat | 27.2g
Serves | 8
Prep Time | 30 minutes (plus 1 hour cooling time)
Cooking Time | 45 minutes
- Fry the onions in the olive oil until transluscent. Add the minced beef and garlic and continue cooking until cooked through.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the paprika, black pepper and salt. Transfer to a bowl and leave to cool to room temperature
- Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to ¼ cm thickness and cut into 8cm squares.
- Put a teaspoon of the beef filling in the centre of each square, bring the four corners to the centre and pinch closed so you have a perfectly sealed parcel.
- Place the pastries seam side down and closely packed together in a shallow cast iron casserole dish (no lid) or baking tray and glaze the top with the melted butter.
- Cook at 180˚c for approximately 30 minutes until golden and serve with yoghurt
Based on a recipe found at BefasiTEkuzhines channel on youtube