May 14, 2011

The Easiest Pie Ever

Saturday afternoon. You want to eat something different but you don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen. The best choice: what I call “The Easiest Pie Ever”.
I learned this recipe with my Grandma years ago when I was still a teenager and was starting my adventures in the kitchen. I remember she always prepared this pie for an earlier dinner or afternoon snack on weekends. It is very simple and quick to make and you can choose whatever filling you like. And one more thing, it always works if you follow the quantities from the recipe.
This time I chose to make my pie with a filling of turkey breast, mushrooms and vegetables. Since I wanted nice pictures to share with you I baked the pie in a round spring-form tin. However if you are looking for something really easy you can just use an oven-proof serving dish.
So, here goes the recipe:
Pie Dough
2 eggs
½ cup of canola oil
1 cup of milk
1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt

1 cup of turkey breast chopped
1 cup of button mushrooms chopped
½ cup of chopped onions
½ cup of tomatoes without skin and seeds, chopped
½ cup of broccoli chopped
¼ cup of black olives chopped
¼ cup of green olives
Salt, black pepper and oregano for seasoning
1 teaspoon of cooking or canola oil

Pre-heat the oven to 180° C. Butter a round spring-form tin or use parchment paper.
Start chopping all the ingredients for the filling. In a medium saucepan, add the oil and sauté the onions until soft. Add the tomatoes, the turkey breast and the broccoli and cook for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, olives and season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes more.
In a blender add all the ingredients for the pie dough and mix it for 2 to 3 minutes.
Transfer half the dough to the tin.
Add the filling.

Add the other half of the dough and if you want sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on the top of the pie.
Bring the tin to the oven and cook for 35 minutes or until the top of the pie is golden and the center is firm.

Remove the pie from the tin and serve it warm .


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