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Friday, 7 January 2011

The mother of invention

Yes, necessity is the mother of invention.  Which is how I came to make this risotto pie.  Just what exactly was in the fridge?  Some left over risotto (not enough for three though) a pack of all butter puff pastry and sitting on top of the fridge, some eggs, and as always, some cheese.  So I rolled out the pastry, mixed the risotto with two beaten eggs, reserving a little to glaze the pastry.  The risotto and egg mix went into the pastry and was sprinkled with some crumbled Texford and Tebbit blue cheese, the pastry was folded over this mix, washed with the remaining egg and baked in the oven until puffed and golden.  

Quite, quite delicious and not something  I would ever have considered if it were not that these ingredients were left over in the fridge!

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6 Comments:

At 7 January 2011 at 21:46 , Blogger Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear said...

Oh dear God.....I can imagine the total, utter blissfulness of this. What have you done? People will be cooking risotto just to make this!

 
At 8 January 2011 at 08:18 , Blogger Chele said...

Perfection!

 
At 8 January 2011 at 22:05 , Blogger The Food Hound said...

You're brilliant! This is a heart attack on a plate and I LOVE IT!!! You need to spread the word about this awesome and unique dish!!

 
At 9 January 2011 at 14:33 , Blogger Choclette said...

It sounds very good indeed.

Just received my Riverford Diary - it's great. Thank you very much.

 
At 10 January 2011 at 23:45 , Anonymous Catherine said...

Oh my... this is comfort food at it's best - cheese, risotto AND puff pastry?!! Yum!!!

 
At 12 January 2011 at 05:32 , Blogger theUngourmet said...

I've never thought to try this. It looks creamy and delicious!

 

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