I am honoured to host a very special guest this Easter- Christy from My Kitchen Flavours. I've been fortunate to know Christy as a fellow food blogger and have always been struck by her very unassuming nature. Her blog has the most creative recipes I've seen in the food blogging world. Christ takes great pains over her recipes and seem to come up with something completely novel each and every time. Do hop in at her blog and check out for yourself. She has shared this absolutely delectable egg pie with us on this occasion!
Thank you Christy!
Egg Pie for Easter
I deem great pleasure to Guest Post Shirley's Blog 'Enriching Your Kid' this Easter for the first time as a FoodBlogger. I still remember Shirley as one among few to be-friend FoodBlogger as she required no time following me and as the one having great faith and quick thinking to shine friendly-Good. Her recipes are all innovatively great. She is one of very few who won Master-Chef-Indi Blogger Contest as all her entries got selected for the Runnerup spot. My hearty and Blessed Easter Wishes to all Her readers here!
As we all know, Egg is seen by Christians as a symbol of resurrection(Christ's Ressurection from Death is being celebrated as Easter) as it contains a new life(of unborn chick) sealed within it.
Easter Eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime and the hard shell of the egg symbolizes the sealed Tomb of Christ — the cracking of which symbolizes His Resurrection from the dead.The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs but now tea Eggs or chocolate eggs or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans are being used. These eggs can be hidden for children to find on Easter morning and they would be told as being left by the Easter Bunny. They will be put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird's nest.In some Mediterranean countries like Lebanon, hard-boiled Eggs are decorated by dye or painting - on Easter Day, young kids would carry them saying 'Christ is resurrected, Indeed He is', breaking and eating them.Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Vigil (Holy Saturday) and distributed to the Believers.
This recipe brings you a comforting Pie done with hard-boiled Eggs to fill your Easter Dinner /Breakfast Table in 45 mins to serve 6 nos. You can even try a sweeter Dessert Version of it. Both the filling and pastry can be made upto 24 hours in advance and be kept refrigerated in the Fridge to cut-short time. Here is the recipe:
Comforting Egg Pie-
1 tbsp butter
1 medium-sized onion - chopped fine
1/2 tsp corn flour - dissolved in 1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp tikka or kebab masala
1 tbsp tomato sauce or puree
3 hard-boiled Eggs - deshelled and chopped fine
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
a pinch of salt
For the Pastry:
180 gms refined flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp black sesame seeds
1 beaten egg or 1 tbsp melted butter
lukewarm water - to knead the flour
1.Heat butter in a non-stick pan.
3.Soften the onion and saute ginger garlic paste for 2-3 mins in the butter and stir in the dissolved cornflour and then Worcestershire sauce,kebab masala,tomato sauce or puree and stir it for a min -adding little salt.
4.Finally, add chopped Eggs and gently fold in till the masala is evenly spread and turn off the flame in 40 secs.Allow it to cool.
For the Pastry:1.Pre-heat oven to 160 C for 10-12 mins.
2.Whizz the flour with salt adding 1 tbsp water at a time ,till there are no lumps.Keep it running till the pastry starts to blend together or kneaded into a fine dough.
3.Roll out half the pastry to line a 20-22 cm pie dish.
4.Now add the curried Egg filling with the sauce over it.
5.Roll out the remaining pastry to cover the pie and trim the edge with a small fork or knife to seal them correctly.
6.Brush top of the pie with beaten Egg(or melted butter) and sprinkle black sesame seeds over it.
7.Bake it for 30- 40 mins at the centre rack position(3-5 mins less the time if you use Small OTG Oven) till
the pie top uks golden brown and sotly crisp.
8.Serve it along with your Planned Easter Breakfast or Dinner.
Ingredients for the pie-filling:
2 scrambled Eggs
2 tbsp lowfat cream
2-3 tbsp + 2 tbsp honey
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce(optional)
2 seedless dates - chopped fine
2 tsp butter
1.Heat butter and stir in Worcestershire Sauce(optional),scrambled eggs quickly for 40 - 50 secs.
2.Add cream and stir in for a min.
3.Stir in honey and chopped dates for 30 secs till evenly spread and turn off the flame.
4.Add 2 tbsp honey again and mix this well and stuff this fillings to the pastry.
5.Glaze it with 2 tsp honey after done with baking before serving.
Wishing you all very Happy & Blessed Easter!
I wish to thank Shirley for giving me this great opportunity to meet and share a recipe with you all. Thank you so much Shirley!.
Happy and Blessed Easter Dear!.
With kind regards,