From Booths Great Northern Christmas
Only two more sleeps until Christmas Day! And so the menu planning starts in earnest.….although I do tend to follow a well-trodden path; it’s usually an open buffet on Christmas Eve, although I did serve a fabulous Elizabethan Spiced Beef Stew two years ago. However, this year, it’s all about PIE, and with a lovely piece of Cumbrian Herdwick mutton that Booths sent me as part of their Great Northern Christmas, I am making their recipe for Cumbrian Chimney Pot Pie; furthermore this amazing pie filling will be made in my new Sage Appliances Fast Slow Pro Multi-Cooker, on the pressure cooker setting, which means meltingly soft mutton in just 45 minutes. I have made this pie once before, a week ago, and we all loved it so much that it has been requested as the festive meal of choice for Christmas Eve.
You can see what else Booths sent me a few weeks ago, as part of a review for their Great Northern Christmas 2015 here: Booths Great Northern Christmas 2015…….and it’s clear that with all the goodies they sent me from their festive range, we are all in a for a treat this year, as well as friends who are coming over tonight for Carols and Cocktails, when I plan to serve some of Booths Harrogate Loaf Terrine, Trio of Smoked Salmon Terrine and their Best of Region Four-Piece Cheeseboard. But back to my wonderful piece of Herdwick Mutton; Herdwick sheep are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. The word “Herdwyck”, meaning sheep pasture, is recorded in documents going back to the 12th century. Herdwick sheep are the most hardy of all Britain’s breeds of hill sheep, grazing the central and western dales of the Lake District with fells running to over 3000 feet, which I thinks adds to their amazing flavour.
The recipe for this hearty pie is shared below, and is slightly amended from the original recipe, as I used my Sage Appliances Fast Slow Pro Multi-Cooker to cook the filling, as I mentioned before; you can see Booths recipe using a conventional stove top method here: Cumbrian Chimney Pot Pie. I will be sharing an in-depth review on my Sage Appliances Fast Slow Pro Multi-Cooker in the New Year, as I have used it extensively since it arrived a few weeks ago, but I can tell you that as a nervous pressure cooker cook, (I once “pebble-dashed” the whole kitchen with steak and kidney pie filling by releasing the pressure valve too quickly!) the Sage Appliances Fast Slow Pro Multi-Cooker is an absolute DODDLE to use and I love it! I haven’t used the slow cooker setting yet, but many a pie filling, soup and stock has been made in it since I received it.
So, I will leave you with my adapted recipe for Booths Cumbrian Chimney Pot Pie and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I will be back on Boxing Day with a FAB recipe using left-over turkey and Fenland Celery, as well as a new baking recipe for Mincemeat Soda Bread too……I also have some more Peppadew recipes to share with you all, have a WONDERFUL Christmas, Karen
Disclaimer: I received a Sage Appliances Fast Slow Pro Multi-Cooker free for review as well as the ingredients to make this Cumbrian Chimney Pot Pie from Booths, all views and opinions are my own.