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Winter Warmers: Bruce’s Chicken Pie (with a sweet treat for dessert)

Bruce's chicken pie

Who doesn’t like a hearty pie for a winter meal? I love the one Bruce makes, so we decided to share it with you in all its glory :)

Bruce's chicken pie

In the beginning we have two frypans going.

In one, soften up
a finely sliced onion
chopped leek (here’s some instructions on cleaning leeks)
in with a clump of butter.

In the other, fry up:
About 6 pieces of shortcut, chopped
300g button mushrooms, quartered
again with another clump of butter.

Bruce's chicken pie

Once these are done, combine in your larger pan and stir through
500mL chicken stock
1/2 cup red wine.

And start frying up a kilo of diced chicken breast in the other pan.

Then combine the two pans again and simmer off the excess liquid.

Bruce's chicken pie

Once the liquid is simmered off, stir through about
300mL thickened cream, and
2 tablespoons (generous) of sour cream.

(preheat over to 180 degrees)

Grease your pie tray, then line with puff pastry sheets.

Bruce's chicken pie

Spoon in the filling, top with pastry, then decorate with some appropriately placed pastry cutouts.

Brush with egg and/or milk.

Bruce's chicken pie

Bake for 20-30 mins, but keep an eye on it

Bruce's chicken pie

Serve up the delicious, and wish you had a smaller family, so you didn’t have to share.

berry pastries

We had leftover pastry, so for dessert, I made these little pastry pockets – filled with some frozen berries from the freezer and a sprinkle of sugar. Baked for maybe 20 minutes.

berry pastry

Served with ice cream, of course!


I feel like such a wuss, wearing a beanie in Newcastle in May, when Canberra is my beanie and scarf collection’s spiritual home.


  1. Death :: Star
  2. Skirt :: hem
  3. Lust :: for life
  4. You :: and me
  5. Repeat :: over and over
  6. Exhaustion :: done
  7. Obstruction :: destruction
  8. Secret :: society
  9. Shiny :: happy people
  10. Tell :: me more

(some mutterings…)

You mean I have to drink wine everyday with these glasses? Good thing they’re my sister’s! We moved her into a new place with the kids, and she fed us wine and pizza…

Double sausage pizza and a free dessert pizza – Black Forest crumble – from Crust. I didn’t have the sweet one but the savoury was awesome.

Slipper and knee high stripey socks weather.

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It’s a real thing.

PS, it’s 2 months until my 30th Birthday and in place of gifts, I’m asking that people flick a small donation towards the Steve Waugh Foundation. I’m hoping to raise $1000, so if anyone who was thinking about sending me a card donated $5 instead, it would help boost my total. You can always send ecards. They’re just as appreciated! :)



(over the knee socks. perfect with a knee length dress)

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