Ham and egg is paired up ceaselessly and this nice friendship works neatly on this simple and handsome pie. As a mum of 3 beautiful boys I like to make memorable treats with a easy twist. Sometimes just a little distinction takes your in the past odd meal to atypical. If there’s a time for entertaining or throwing a spooky Halloween birthday celebration this recipe is an easy to sign up for into your menu.
This pie variation turns your standard ham and egg pie right into a frightening however nonetheless beautiful pumpkin monster. They say we devour with our eyes. So why to not make this straightforward pastry a little bit extra fascinating and adorn it? This manner is more straightforward than most standard pie recipes. You may have extra time to benefit from the birthday celebration. Baking a pie pumpkin monster is amusing, so sleeves up and get in a position to bake your Halloween ham and eggs pie monster!
For the pastry
400 g brief crust or puff pastry
1 egg for glazing with egg wash
For the filler
250 g sliced ham
6 or Eight medium-sized eggs
100 ml of double cream
pinch of salt and black pepper
Serves 6 little monsters. Total time required 50 mins. Preparation time 30 mins. Cooking time 35 mins
Pre warmth the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Divide your pastry in two. Roll out each items on a floured arduous floor to suit the dimensions of your pie pan. Then use one part of the pastry to line the baking pie pan. It is vital that the pastry suits smartly into the corners. Spread out the slices of ham flippantly over the ground of the pastry shell. Break the 6-Eight eggs into the shell. Place them in an excellent means and ensure that the yolks keep in a single piece. Pour over the double cream and season neatly with salt and black pepper. Damp the sides of the fast crust or puff pastry shell with a small quantity of water. Cover with the spare piece of pastry to create a lid. Cut away the surplus, and stick the ends of your pastry in conjunction with your arms to seal.
Now comes the thrill phase
Do now not get started chopping your pie free-style. Plan on chopping out a mouth, nostril and eyes. Draw the required development on a work of paper first. Use it as a stencil. When completed position the paper for your cake and hint the form of the monster face you could have created with a sharp-pointed device so you’ll be able to take away the paper simply. Slightly poke holes after the silhouette of your design. When completed, use a pointy knife to chop out your design. Cover your Egg and Ham Pie with a layer of the egg wash, and bake within the oven for part our till the highest is golden brown. Put apart to chill for some time sooner than chopping.
You can serve your masterpiece heat or chilly with iceberg salad.