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Recipe: Gluten Free Chicken & Pancetta Pie using Genius Gluten Free (Frozen) Pastry

GF Pie

Using “Genius” Frozen Short Crust Pastry to make my pie. (Purchased in Asda: Click & Collect).  The pastry (obviously) requires defrosting but it easy to use. I cut the block into two pieces and roll it out, wrapped in a large sheet of clingfilm. This allows me to move it (and lift it onto the pie dish) and reduces the amount of mess in the kitchen. (I have found if it gets stuck inbetween the Cling, you can put the whole sheet into the fridge and after five minutes, it is easier to peel back the Cling and use the pastry).

For the filling, I used Chicken breast, Pancetta, leeks, mushrooms and chicken stock (with added GF flour to thicken).

  1. Using salted butter to sauté the leeks in a pan.
  2. In a larger separate pan, cook the meat (chicken and then Pancetta) until brown and tender. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft.
  3. Heat up the chicken stock and add GF flour to thicken up the liquid. Pour into the large pan and add the leeks.
  4. Now leave to cool and prepare the pastry: roll it out!
  5. Once the filling is cooler (after 30 minutes) add to a large pie dish and place the pastry over the top. With any trimmed bits, decorate the top of the pie with leaves, lettering, whatever…
  6. Add steam holes in the pastry top and cook in the oven for fifteen minutes or until the pie is darker in colour and cooked.
  7. Eat and Enjoy!

Ingredients of the Pastry:

Maize Starch, Shortening (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil), Water, Dextrose, Dried Egg, Potato Starch, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Potassium Bicarbonate), Rice Flour.

Pie Shortcrust Top

A great “Before” and “After” comparison!

The pastry is really tasty: a mixture of crumbly soft pastry which keeps its shape. It is light and delicious and although I cheated with only a pie-crust, it was quick, easy and ready-to-make. And of course GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE and WHEAT FREE!


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