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Spicy Meat Pie

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 350 Gram (2 1/3 Cup)
  Butter/Margarine 150 Gram (1 Cup)
  Egg yolk 1
  Lukewarm water 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Bread 1
  Milk 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Onion 1
  Sliced bacon 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Ground pork and veal 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Half and half 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
Directions

To make pastry, sift flour into a large bowl and dot with butter or margarine.
Make a well in the center; add egg yolk, lukewarm water and salt.
Starting at the center, knead quickly to make a dough.
Press into a ball and wrap in foil or plastic wrap.
Refrigerate 30 minutes.
To make filling, crumble bread roll into a small bowl; sprinkle with hot milk and set aside.
Finely chop onion.
Dice bacon.
Fry bacon and onion in a small skillet until golden brown, turning constantly.
In a medium bowl, combine ground meats, bacon and onion mixture, parsley, half-and-half, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, allspice, cardamom, basil and lemon peel.
Squeeze milk from breadcrumbs; add breadcrumbs to meat mixture.
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
On a lightly floured surface, roll out two-thirds of dough to fit an 8-inch (20-cm) layer cake pan, including a border of 1/8 inch (3 mm).
Place dough in pan without stretching.
Pierce bottom of pastry shell with a fork in several places; spread filling evenly over dough.
Roll out remaining dough to fit top of pan.
Place over filling; seal edges well.
Make a small hole in the center.
Brush surface with beaten egg; pierce in several places with a skewer.
Using dough trimmings, cut out flowers, leaves and stems; use to decorate pie.
Brush with beaten egg.
Bake about 1 hour.
Cover with foil after 45 minutes to prevent burning.
Place on a serving dish

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Everyday

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