Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Bella Makes Little Lunch Pies


Bella made little hand pies for our lunch: cheese, onion, and potato from, of course, Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess.

They were so rich and good, I asked her if there was a whole stick of butter in the pastry. She looked rather offended and said that no, it called for only seven tablespoons.

18 comments:

ruth@gracelaced said...

Ha. That is hilarious. These look amazing. Must get my hands on that book!

Polly said...

That's so funny! They remind me of pasties, from my time in England. Oh, yum.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I just discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying it. I love your profile description, it sounds like you have a wonderful family. I also love all your vintage patterns. They look great finished.
Blessings,
Marcia

YayaOrchid said...

They look so good! I can imagine they're delicious, as Bella is an accomplished young chef.

Rose said...

Lol! I had to translate "a stick" of butter to understand this, WIKI to the rescue!
If Bella would like to cook a filling for traditional Aussie meat pies I'd be happy to email a recipe.

caramela said...

You lucky mom,you! Your Bella is such a treasure! The pies look so very yummy!
Have a lovely day,
Annamaria :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Delightful!

Those do look very yummy. Will have to check for the recipe!

Tiffany said...

I never thought of making savory hand pies - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing! {grin}

Miss Mary said...

Rose

I don't know if Bella wants the recipe for a filling for traditional Aussie meat pie, but I do!! I make savory hand pies for my clan and they would love something different.

Please post it in the comments!!

Thanks

Miss Mary

Lisateresa said...

Those look good! I used to make small spinach pies and cheddar cheese ones from a Near Eastern cookbook I owned. The cookbook is gone, but I saved the recipes for those fillings. I guess every culture has their own version of it, e.g. ravioli, wonton, pierogi.

I saw the Mary Stewart book in your shop - "Nine Coaches Waiting" is my favorite. I read them in high school; you make me want to go back to them!

Carla said...

At least she knows 7 tablespoons is NOT a stick! — That is one cute story and those are yummy-looking pies. Kudos to Bella all the way around!

Joy said...

Wonderful response and I say you can never get too much butter in a recipe!

The B's said...

Because, of course, that last tablespoon would definitely have put it over the top! =) They look divine!

Caroline said...

Butter is a beacon of light in the world. :)

Farrah said...

Nigella used to have a show on the Food Network on Saturday mornings. Has Bella seen it?

I was wondering if you could share how you and the Composer picked the children's unique names?

momawake said...

If you need encouragement about the health of butter see the cookbook Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon.

Anonymous said...

any chance you can share the recipe since I do not have that book?

Megan said...

Bella inspired be! I made these today and they were delicious.

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