…Four onions and three mushrooms baked in a pie…
Two days ago, I posted this photo I came across on Pinterest.
I also mentioned that I clicked through to the recipe on Simply Delicious‘ blog. Well, I skimmed it, but I didn’t print it. Instead, I did what I always do, I used it as a jumping point. I made my own roast using onions and mushrooms, more on that here, before I put the leftovers away, I shredded it. Since it was fork tender, this wasn’t hard.
The night that I made the pie, and pulled the meat from the fridge, it looked like this…
I chopped it up a bit more, and then put it all into a pot to simmer.
In the meantime, I sliced another onion up, caramelized it, and then did the same to three more mushrooms, just like I did when making the roast.
Once they were done, I added the meat to my pan, a little at a time, and mixed it all together. Then I made a quick little gravy with flour, water, and bullion in the microwave, and mixed that in.
While it sat on the stove, thickening, I rolled out my thawed puff pastry.
I cut it to fit my baking dish, and then rolled my scraps to create dumplings. Yum.
I poured my meat mixture into my baking dish, and added my dumplings.
Then I covered the whole thing with my pastry top, brushed it with melted butter, and sprinkled it with salt.
I put the pie into a 375 degree oven, and let it cook. An hour later, it still wasn’t brown like the pie in my inspiration picture, but we were all hungry, so I gave up, and pulled it out.
It’s not as pretty, and the crust didn’t cook as much as I would have preferred, but it still tasted good on the plate.