Saturday 27 August 2011

Oxtail & Beetroot Pie

The past week has been awful. It is so incredibly hard to be half a world away when  you lose a family member. I wish that I could be there right now with the rest of my family. Alas, I cannot. 

I made this two weekends ago. It was a lot of work but I do think it was worth it. However, it could easily be made a lot simpler with the use of chuck steak or gravy beef in place of the oxtail. This would eliminate the need for the soaking and the blanching. I will admit that I didn't make the pastry. I placed the filling in a dish and topped with puff pastry. I served it with a sweet potato & swede mash and steamed green beans


  1. Katren, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

    Your pie looks stunning, sometimes cooking - or doing anything that seems to have a purpose can help at such difficult times. I hope this is the case for you.

  2. Thoughts for you from the other side of the world. I can't think how difficult it must be for you. Look after yourself xx

    As Coby says, I hope cooking will help you relax.