Turmeric Pies

Preparation info
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Appears in
A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

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These little yellow pies with a soft cream cheese and chilli filling make a pretty and unusual first course Served warm with a cold fresh tasting soured cream sauce they melt in the mouth and are delicious.


For the Pastry

  • 12 oz plain flour (350 g)
  • 6 oz butter


Sift the flour, salt and turmeric into a mixing bowl. Cut in the fat and crumble the mixture with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. With a round-bladed knife mix in a very little cold water until the mixture just sticks together. Gather into a ball and put in the fridge for at least an hour.

Put the filling ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly together with a fork. T