A delicious quiche-like pie that costs only the price of a cup of milk, 2 eggs and a few onions to make. This is a good week-day dish as it is economical, does not require much of your attention, and you are very likely to have all the ingredients on hand
Slices of caramelized onion and bacon on crispy, flaky puff pastry. Serve with a side salad.
A delicious cold weather dish.
This is dead easy; the long paragraph in the directions is just explaining how to make a rim on the tart squares, which is actually the work of seconds. It took way longer to think of how to describe this than it would to just do it!
This recipe has a high futz factor. But it is such a good vegetarian dish, the meat-eaters at the table will ignore the roast and dig into the vegetarians’ dinner!
They’ll think you fussed forever with savoury pastry squares. Good as a light lunch with a quick, leafy salad on the side.
You can make the pie up to a day ahead; just don’t glaze it with the egg until it actually goes into the oven.
This pie has a gorgeous filling, a gorgeous crust, and so few ingredients! Yet the flavours of the chicken, chestnut mushrooms and white wine come through in a memorable dish.
The only real bit of work in this is making the crumble, but the crumble topping is worth it.
A very tasty, inexpensive quiche.
A very rich-tasting fish pie.
Definitely a winter comfort food recipe. This is a good potato side dish for blue cheese lovers.
This is a savoury cheese and tomato bread pudding from the Beatrix Potter cookbook. The custardy texture of the bread, with the melted cheese, and tomatoes and basil, makes this a very morish, comfort-food dish that people are sure to reach for seconds of, yet it costs very little to make
Talk about fusion food! Greek phyllo pastry, North American squash, in an Asian-style spring roll!
Lovely side instead of potatoes or rice, or you can use it as a main for a veggie meal.
The 23rd of September is Pot Pie Day. Who doesn’t like a pot pie, with the crispy, flaky crust, and the fragrant, savoury, creamy sauce that oozes out when you cut into it.
The only drag about this recipe is that you have to cook the potatoes first. Otherwise, it really only takes about 20 minutes to put together.
A good hearty, economical winter veg dish. Delicious served with some kind of gravy, especially mushroom gravy.
An inexpensive but great tasting salmon quiche.
You can serve these hot or room temperature. Room temperature, they make great picnic food.
The measurements in this pie don’t have to be exact: it is a classic English recipe designed to use up leftovers.
A delicious, fantastic savoury pie.
Baked red onions, tomatoes and puff pastry: yum. Dead easy to make, and looks great.
Pasties are ideal for picnics, packed lunches, or outdoor buffets during the summer. The thick edging on pasties was originally for farm and mine workers in Cornwall, England.