Pies are deliciously messy! Often we tend to avoid children devouring a large pie as the thought of a runny, hot centre dripping down everywhere... Is one that most parents can't fathom, nor want their child to attempt.
However these pies are not only filled with nutrients, greens, and a good source of protein, they also are easy to eat and hold for those little precious hands.
And let's face it.... Anything covered in deliciously buttery pastry is a satisfying family meal too!
* 6-8 tenderloin pieces, thinly sliced.
* 1 broccoli (2 cups) cut into very small florets
* 1 cup frozen peas
* 1 brown onion, chopped
* 2 knobs of butter
* 2 large heaped Tbs sour cream
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 2 tbs corn flour
* 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
* 6-8 puff pastry sheets, fully thawed.
* Milk to brush over pastry
Utensils you will need:
* Cookie cutters (optional)
* Baking trays
* Baking paper
* Fry pan
* Wooden spoon
* fork & spoon
Preheat oven to 180deg c
In a heated fry pan add butter, onion, chicken and mushrooms and stir ensuring chicken is cooking through.
Once chicken and vegetables are slightly brown add broccoli and one cup of chicken stock and place on a med/high heat for 10 minutes, with a lid over pan so chicken does not dry out. The broccoli will steam and stock will reduce slightly.
After 10 minutes add sour cream and stir well on a low heat.
Add corn flour to the pan. The sauce will thicken up... (You may need more or less cornflour at this point)
Once cornflour has dissolved, add frozen peas and simmer for 5-10minutes.
Once mixture is ready, take off heat and prepare puff pastry.
Cut one pastry sheet in half, horizontally. Add a tablespoon or so of filling in the middle of each rectangle, fold over and seal shut by pressing and folding edges over with a fork.
(Optional: at this point you may like to cut out pastry shapes using cookie cutters to pop on top of each pie as decoration)
Once all are made, transfer to a lined baking tray, brush with a little milk then place in the oven for about 25mins or until golden.
Written by Marie from @the.toddler.ingredient