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Initial post: 7 Nov 2012 16:17:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Nov 2012 16:18:25 GMT
I wonder if anyone has a good home made cottage pie recipe that they could recommend please?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 16:22:24 GMT
pixie says:
Hi kelp...if you put in the search engine Delia's cottage pie a really lovely recipe will come up you can make it with beef or lamb "cottage or shepherds" it's with cheese crusted leek topping...lovely!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 16:24:14 GMT
Thanks pixie
Will do just that. Sounds just the job...X

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 16:24:48 GMT
pixie says:
If you have her books it's in "How to cook book 2"

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 16:37:37 GMT
Just found it on the Waitrose site and copied it.
Love the idea of the Swede and carrots as well as the cheese and leek topping. (Rushing off for ingredients)
Thank you...:)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 16:40:05 GMT
pixie says:
Tell us what you think and happy cooking...just love leeks!x

Posted on 7 Nov 2012 19:50:00 GMT
Styler says:
I made the Delia recipe the other day, it was delish! Even my fussy toddler that's really picky about veg lately scoffed the lot! Enjoy ;0)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2012 20:12:35 GMT
pixie says:
Styler...if a little one gives it the thumbs up you on to a winner! There is always the option to diddle it up if you want but with Delia..why bother? She rocks!
Please keep posting, we have other lovely peeps on here with little ones and I'm sure they would love to swap recipes...oh and nearly forgot...Welcome!

Posted on 7 Nov 2012 20:25:56 GMT
Kimmy28 says:
Mine is pretty simple and has gone down a treat with 5 children aged 2 to 5 this week... Onion & garlic, diced/grated carrot, mince, packet mix, water, splash of wine, Worcester sauce and the magic ingredient... A can of Campbell condensed mushroom soup (my mother-in-law's recommendation when my 5yr old decided she didn't like my dish anymore!) once all browned/cooked I put into a dish, a few handfuls of frozen peas stirred in, mashed potato spread thickly on top, then bake in the oven until it's gone crisp/browned. I would add cheese however my daughter doesn't like it!
Hope it goes down as well as mine has.

Posted on 8 Nov 2012 12:43:32 GMT
Bearman says:
Kimmy - not sure I should ask this, but what's the packet mix?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2012 16:47:08 GMT
Have done the cottage pie and we have eaten most of it.
That is one very good recipe and the leeks are great with it.
Resting and digesting now..
Many thanks....:)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2012 16:58:11 GMT
pixie says: mouth is watering at the thought!x

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 21:54:06 GMT
Frenchie says:
Slurp... that sounded good. I have a question: can you freeze the leftovers of cottage pie?

Posted on 10 Nov 2012 22:23:05 GMT
Yes, it freezes really well. Then either reheat in the microwave or in an oven.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 15:27:37 GMT
Frenchie says:
Thank you HC, I think I will do one for tonight...

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 15:29:57 GMT
wobberoo says:
There's really no need to fill your freezer up with left-overs, French. I can help you with my new left-overs collection co-operative consortium, p.l.c

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 15:42:53 GMT
Frenchie says:
My pleasure, Roo. But I thought cottage pie might be to lowly for you **smiles**. Does your left-overs collection co-operative consortium, PLC, co-operates in East London?
My, my, you are quite entrepreneurial, aren't you??? Suzy must be very proud of you...

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 15:48:32 GMT
pixie says:
Hi french...have you used your Tagine yet?

Holland and Barrett have some very good offers on dried fruit at the moment...some in their penny sale.X

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 16:04:44 GMT
Frenchie says:
Yes, I have used it and even wrote a review about it. But I have decided to use only as a serving dish from now on, as I am not convinced it will not crack after repeated use. I have some friends going to Morocco soon, so, I will ask them to bring a plain one, just earthware. When a tajine is varnished, the varnish is bound to crack eventually, as it cannot withstand the heat, even with the heat diffuser.
Might be easier to use a slow cooker though or one of these but they are so expensive.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 16:06:04 GMT
Frenchie says:
here it is in English. Cheaper. But not much... Le Creuset Classic Cast Iron Round Casserole, 30 cm - Satin Black

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 16:06:47 GMT
pixie says:
I think you are right...warm and use it to serve the food in...Would look lovely on the table and when you take the lid off...really special. I'm glad you are enjoying it!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Nov 2012 16:09:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Nov 2012 16:13:44 GMT
pixie says:
This make is good too and maybe cheaper...

La Cuisine, 20cm Elysee Round Casserole Dish - Grey not sure this is cast iron...

Andrew James 5 Litre Enamel Coated Cast Iron Casserole Dish

Chasseur Round Cast Iron Casserole Cream 26cm

If you go on the Harts of stur website they have a sale of Le Creuset pots...they are a very reliable company they have lovely cook ware and a vast range of goodies! Check it out!

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 16:53:46 GMT
wobberoo says:
I bought some 'home made cottage pie', in town the other day. And on the way home I realised that I must have made it myself? I was at a complete loss, as the. kitchen was spotless when I got in and looked. And why did I have to pay for it?!!

Posted on 12 Nov 2012 09:12:50 GMT
Bearman says:
My mum adds a few sultanas to her cottage pie, which works surprisingly well and gives the dish a lift from the usual.

Posted on 12 Nov 2012 09:32:32 GMT
pixie says:
That's not unlike Babotie...think I spelt it right!?
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