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Hardcore Hobbit: Vegetable Pot Pie

I am back and as requested I have made a recipe featuring root vegetables. I absolutely had to make a pie, what is hobbit life without pie? This pot pie doesn’t have much of a topper but as we have found in the past a topper is not needed to make a delicious pie. I had a lot of fun wandering around the produce section picking out root veggies to put in this. I have found that this recipe can work with whatever veggies appeal to you most. In the game this pot pie is made with rye flour, leeks, turnips, carrots, butter, and milk. I skipped the milk but it’s still creamy! There was a part of me that wanted to save posting this for Pi day, being a root pie and all.

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Herb Savoury Crust

  • 125g flour
  • 100g rye flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbl poultry seasoning
  • 1 tbl dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup rice bran oil
  • 4 tbl cold water
  • 1 tbl butter
  1. Sift together flour and baking powder.
  2. Add seasonings to the flour mixture and stir.
  3. Combine the water and oil in a measuring cup. Beat with a fork until emulsified.
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  5. Drizzle over the flour mixture and add the butter. Combine until you get a good dough, do not overwork though. You may need to add water if this is too dry.
  6. Roll out and place in pie dish.

Filling

  • 1 Purple Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed (which is not purple inside as I had hoped, boo)
  • 2 Parsnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Celery Root, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Leek, thoroughly rinsed, sliced white part only
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 tbl Rice Bran Oil
  • 1 Rosemary sprig, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbl flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil in a pot, add garlic, stir and quickly add veggies and seasonings. Stir again and add wine. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine water and flour in a separate bowl until smooth. Add to vegetable mixture and stir. Cover again and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Pour veggies into the prepared crust. Top with leftover dough cut into nice shapes.

Pie (the easy part)

  • Egg white (optional)
  1. Preheat oven 350F.
  2. Assemble pie, brush topper pieces with egg white (optional)
  3. Bake pie for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow to rest 5 minutes, cut and enjoy!

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Makes 8 servings. Each serving contains 226 calories, 9.4 grams fat, 30.5 grams carbs, 4.9 grams fibre, 4.7 grams protein. So filling, so creamy, so warming! I think this might be my go to savoury pie crust this season. It’s flaky and sturdy. Even stays together when you reheat leftover pie in the microwave. Yes, the hearts are there because February is heart health month and they are tasty! This crust puffs them up a bit like a biscuit. Nummy!

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Hardcore Hobbit: Hard Biscuit

For a twist on these biscuits I made them with puree sweet potato. Oh yum! It helps to add a bit of nutritional value to an otherwise less than nutritional treat. According to the game folks make hard biscuits out of spring barley flour, chicken egg, and water. So these biscuits may not be as hard as the name suggests but I have a feeling most hobbits would heartily approve of this variation. The reason why my biscuits are not as orange as you would expect is because I used a white sweet potato. I heard they were sweeter, no real difference really. So either sweet potato variety you choose will do just fine.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbl brown sugar, unpacked
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbl cooking margarine, chilled
  • 3/4 cup puree cooked sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of water or fat free milk
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Cut the margarine into the dry ingredients until the mix resembles coarse meal.
  3. Blend the sweet potato, milk or water, and egg together in a blender. Add to the flour mixture until just moist.
  4. You can roll these out on a floured surface and cut using biscuit cutter or form with floured hands into flat disks for a more rustic looking biscuit.
  5. Bake 400F for 30 minutes.

Makes 16 biscuits. Each biscuit contains 83 calories, 1.4 grams of fat and.8 grams of fibre. These values are based on using milk instead of water. If you went with water it would be lower in calories and slightly lower in fat. I went with the milk because what hobbit would turn down a richer tasting biscuit? Best right out of the oven…mmm!