pi day celebration!

i decided to celebrate pi day with a pot pie and a fruit pie. pot pie is a super simple dish to prepare, you just need a pate brisee (plain pie crust) and some stew that’s not too soupy as a filling.

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today, i threw together some baked chicken tenders, some cremini and shiitake mushrooms and frozen organic veggies in a port and cream sauce thickened with a cornstarch slurry.

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Pate Brisee

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups (320g) Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks 225g) unsalted butter chilled and cut into small pieces

1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

Method

  1. In the bowl of a food processor; combine flour and salt. Add butter and process until the mixture resembles a coarse meal, about 8 to 10 seconds.
  2. With machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through the feed tube. Pulse until dough forms a ball; being careful not to overprocess, so not more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount of dough together between your fingers: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Divide the dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour. Dough may be stored, frozen, for up to 1 month.

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