Friday, April 29, 2011

Italian Style Bangers and Mash Hand Pies


One of the most beautiful Royal couples will marry today.  I became interested in the Royal Wedding pre martial interviews when Prince William  was interviewed. He touched my heart with his words about his mom, Princess Diana.  He talked about the great love he will always hold for her and how he thinks about his mother Princess Diana everyday on her teachings,  as much was taught to him by her in his role of  who he became as an adult and stood Prince. Today he still carries those values with him and isn't a day that goes by he doesn't think of her.  Kate Middleton, his Princess bride to be, said she wanted to model after her in this new life she will begin and take after in his mom memory and role model. Such a tearful moment in time to think his mom was only 36 years old at her untimely death.
                     
A great mom, Princess, and will be sadly missed there today, how wonderful to hear her son will have her with him there in spirit all day. Wishing them every happiness today and always.



Potato Filling:

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup of leftover mashed potatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired
1 teaspoon minced garlic
pinch cayenne and black pepper
Meat Filling

1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
1 teaspoonspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dry brown gravy mix (from 0.75-oz package)
1/3 cup  burgundy red wine

Pie Crust:

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt mix together with flour
2/3 cups shortening cut into the flour then add
4 1/2 tbsp ice water
Mix till dough forms a ball...Roll out on floured board two 9 inch crust and line pie plate.(Or use store bought.)
Egg Wash
1 egg, beaten with
1 teaspoon water

Heat oven to 425°F. Heat Blend together mashed potatoes, parsley and garlic.  In 8-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is no longer pink. Drain  on paper towels.
 In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon gravy mix and 1/3 cup wine. Add to skillet. Simmer until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
 With 4 inch round cutter, cut  rounds. Spoon about 1 tablespoon mashed potatoes in center fold over and  1 tablespoons of meat, use fork tines to press to flatten slightly.  Brush edges of topped pastry with water. Place remaining pastry rounds on top of meat mixture. Pinch edges to seal.


 Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Using sharp knife, cut 3 slits in top of each pastry. Brush tops with beaten egg.

 Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown

25 comments:

Magic of Spice said...

What a lovely tribute to this young couple and to the amazing Princess Diana...And your hand pies are gorgeous my dear :)

Federica said...

The filling of these dumplings is very appetizing and tasty. They're perfect for a dinner with friends. Bye bye, have a great week end

Melynda said...

Those sure look delicious! It has been fun reading about how others will celebrate. Also fun learning about British foods.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Yumm-Y! They seem like a very lovely couple.

StephenC said...

Lazy bum that I am I'd have to make this with packaged pie crust, but that's not so bad. Nice words about the royals.

Dan said...

Those look awesome. I'm forwarding this to my friend Hungry Jenny - she specializes in these type of pies.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Another delicious recipe you've come up with! Thanks for sharing, they look SO good.
Best,
Gloria

Hungry Jenny said...

Mm, I had bangers and mash for dinner last night at a pub, haha. This looks yum - never thought of putting mash inside a pie before - potato cubes maybe, but not full-on mash, great idea!

Happy Royal Wedding Day!

Hungry Jenny x

Claudia said...

I do bangers and mash as an entree but never encrusted. A sweet way of wishing well to a young couple and lovely remembrances of the Princess of Wales.

Parsley Sage said...

So yummy! Lovely tribute to the Royal couple :)

Swathi said...

Lovely tribute to royal couple. Both looks delicious.

chefpandita.com said...

Lovely pies! look how golden and shiny they turned out :)

Candace said...

I didn't get to see the wedding since we do not have television; but I've watched a few clips on the Internet. It brought tears to my eyes. They are such a beautiful couple and I believe in the love that they share. I love this recipe that you have shared. They look absolutely delicious. Have a wonderful weekend, Candace

Lizzy said...

You did the Royal Wedding justice with your lovely version of bangers and mash...mmmmm

Martha (MM) said...

Love your yummy recipe - even better than the wedding :-)

Indian Recipe Book said...

What a beautiful couple..
Best wishes !!!
Your recipes are a bright spot in my week; it's rare I can convince my spouse to indulge in sweets! And I just live for sweets...

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

Lovely tribute to a special couple!
and love this pie!

Have a nice week end
Barbaraxx

Trix said...

I love your version of this pie, so good!!

Reeni said...

What a creative filling for the pies! So delicious! I love the black and white photo.

thefrugalflambe said...

Aw- love this idea. And, you wrote such a nice tribute to the royal family- nice work. :)

A Perfect Setting said...

Yes, the wedding was just beautiful! Such a nice tribute! And your pies look so yummy! I've never seen these before.

Marlis said...

Sweet tribute to the couple.. thanks for sharing.

The Tablescaper said...

It was so much fun the watch the Royal Wedding. Great post. Glad you could be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescasper

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

A lovely post. I enjoyed it very much, and must say those pies look delicious.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Wasn't it a wonderful wedding?! We so enjoyed it here in England!

Your recipe is a cool fusion of two British classics - bangers and mash and 'pasties' - basically meat pies you can hold in your hand as you say! I'm sure they taste absolutely scrumptious - the recipe sounds wonderful. Great idea! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.