Chicken, Pork & Herb Pie

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1 Nov
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Chicken, Pork & Herb Pie

Ingredients

FOR THE PASTRY:

  • 450g (14oz) plain flour
  • 100g (3½hoz) unsalted butter, chilled and chopped
  • 125g (4oz) lard, chilled and chopped
  • 1 medium egg yolk

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 8 boned and skinless chicken thighs
  • 375g (12oz) pork sausages
  • 175g (6oz) smoked lardons or cubed pancetta
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp chopped sage
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze
  • 200ml (7fl oz) chicken stock
  • 3 leaves gelatine

Method

  1. Pulse the flour, butter, lard and ½ tsp salt in a food processor until it forms coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and enough water for a firm dough. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Cut the chicken into 1cm (½in) pieces. Skin the sausages and crumble the meat into a bowl. Add the chicken, lardons, lemon zest and herbs. Season.
  3. Heat the oven to 170°C (gas mark 3). Grease and line the base of a raised pie mould or 18cm (7in) round cake tin with removable base. Reserve a third of the dough for the lid.
  4. Roll out the rest of the dough to a thickness of 7mm (½in) and line the tin, pressing firmly into place, smoothing any pleats and leaving a little overhang. Add the filling. Roll out the remaining dough to form the lid. Press into place, dampen the edges with beaten egg. Cut a 2cm (¾in) hole in the lid.
  5. Decorate with any remaining pastry. Brush with the beaten egg. Bake for 1½ - 2 hours, covering with foil if the pastry starts to colour too much. Leave to cool in the tin. Heat the stock. Soften the gelatine leaves in a little water, squeeze them and add to the stock, stirring until dissolved. Pour the stock into the pie through the hole in the top. Chill for 24 hours before serving.

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