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Egg and Bacon Pie

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Introduction

This recipe comes from Beryl Scoffield, the mother of one of my oldest friends, and a woman with a reputation for her pies.

It's also perfect as a Boxing Day meal solution as it can be made ahead of time and served when everyone is recovering from the excesses of the previous day/s.

This recipe comes from Beryl Scoffield, the mother of one of my oldest friends, and a woman with a reputation for her pies.

It's also perfect as a Boxing Day meal solution as it can be made ahead of time and served when everyone is recovering from the excesses of the previous day/s.

Egg and Bacon Pie
Photo by Petrina Tinslay

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Metric Cups

For the Pastry

  • 240 grams plain flour
  • 60 grams vegetable shortening
  • 60 grams butter
  • 4 tablespoons salted iced water (or enough to bind)

For the Filling

  • 500 grams pancetta (or bacon) chopped
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 spring onion (finely chopped)
  • approx. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs

For the Pastry

  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup salted iced water (or enough to bind)

For the Filling

  • 1 pound pancetta (or bacon) chopped
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 scallion (finely chopped)
  • approx. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs

Method

  1. Make the pastry by freezing the fats and flour together for 10 minutes, then tip out into the processor and blitz to a flaky rubble. Add enough iced water to bind, then form into 2 discs, cover them with clingfilm and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6/400ºF.
  3. Cook the pancetta or bacon in a frying pan with the onion, peppering well. Beat the spring onion, parsley and eggs together, and set aside while you roll out the pastry.
  4. Using one of the discs, line a 20cm / 8 inch pie dish, leaving an overhang. Roll out the other half to make a lid, and set aside for one moment. Transfer the pancetta and onion mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate and pour over the spring onion, parsley and eggs. With a little cold water, dampen the edges of the pastry case and cover with the rolled-out lid. Cut off excess pastry, and seal and pinch all around the rim. Make a hole in the lid to let out steam, put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Sit on a wire rack until slightly above room temperature, or eat cold.
  1. Make the pastry by freezing the fats and flour together for 10 minutes, then tip out into the processor and blitz to a flaky rubble. Add enough iced water to bind, then form into 2 discs, cover them with clingfilm and rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6/400ºF.
  3. Cook the pancetta or bacon in a frying pan with the onion, peppering well. Beat the scallion, parsley and eggs together, and set aside while you roll out the pastry.
  4. Using one of the discs, line a 20cm / 8 inch pie dish, leaving an overhang. Roll out the other half to make a lid, and set aside for one moment. Transfer the pancetta and onion mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate and pour over the scallion, parsley and eggs. With a little cold water, dampen the edges of the pastry case and cover with the rolled-out lid. Cut off excess pastry, and seal and pinch all around the rim. Make a hole in the lid to let out steam, put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Sit on a wire rack until slightly above room temperature, or eat cold.

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What 5 Others have said

  • I want to write an ode to nigella because every recipe of hers that I've tried is fail-proof. I didn't have a pie dish, so I made mini pies using a muffin tin, and for the pastry I replaced the water with 4Tbs buttermilk & an egg. I didn't cover the pies either because I'm Lazy; ended up with mini quiches & they still turned out super great, and added some grated cheese to the egg mixture. Definitely worth the few hrs it takes to make them, they're 100% emoji :)

    Posted by Mamaitse on 18th April 2016
  • This is just as scrumptious as all of your other amazing foods!!!!!

    Posted by ashvinawsome12 on 1st June 2013
  • Made today. Used 12 oz (1 package of bacon) and 4 eggs. Came out great! Would add a bit of salt next time, since I use uncured bacon, which is not very salty. Also pie crust needs a bit of salt. Next time I would add some fresh thyme and try a little soy milk (or cream, as suggested) for a more creamy texture. Think it would also be great with some chopped tomatoes or mushrooms added.

    Posted by AdultOnsetPoverty on 16th December 2012
  • Made this today, with eggs and bacon that needed using up. followed the recipe but added a bit of cream and it was absolutely delicious

    Posted by mary.irish on 10th November 2012
  • This is super yum, beware of oversalting, as there is a lot of salty ingredients.

    Posted by manonlescaut on 2nd April 2012
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