Chicken & mushroom pies

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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This is an example of a savoury pie that uses just a top crust. I like these types of pies best with a puff pastry lid, but if you don’t want to make puff pastry (even though this is a really quick method), you can make shortcrust instead or use a shop-bought alternative. I won’t judge – it’s available, so why not use it now and again when you don’t have time to make pastry from scratch? You can use chicken breast to make the filling, but a whole orga