- 200g cooked chestnuts
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 200ml red wine
- 300ml vegetable stock
- 25g Kerrygold® Irish Creamery Butter 227g
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 12 shallots, peeled and left whole
- 250g chestnut mushrooms, cut into quarters
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- Black pepper
- 2tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- For the pastry:
- 250g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 250g Kerrygold® Irish Creamery Butter 454g
- 150ml water
This vegetarian winter warmer is a real staple dish; chestnuts are a wonderful filler for winter food. We’ve included the ingredients and method for handmade puff pastry - have a go or simply use ready roll.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Add 250g strong plain flour and 1 tsp fine sea salt into a large bowl.
- Roughly break 250g butter into small chunks, add them to the bowl and rub them in loosely. You will need to see bits of butter.
- Make a well in the bowl and pour in about two thirds of 150ml cold water until you have a firm, rough dough, adding extra water if needed.
- Cover with cling film and leave to rest for 20 mins in the fridge.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured board, knead gently and form into a smooth rectangle.
- Roll the dough in one direction only, until 3 times the width, about 20 x 50cm. Keep edges straight and even. Don’t overwork the butter streaks; you should have a marbled effect.
- Fold the top third down to the centre, then the bottom third up and over that. Give the dough a quarter turn (to the left or right) and roll out again to three times the length.
- Fold as before, cover with cling film and chill for at least 20 mins before using.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the olive oil to stop it burning and fry the onions until slightly browned.
- Add the mushrooms, bay leaves and rosemary and cook for a further 4-5 minutes. Add the chestnuts, red wine and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes until the onions are soft.
- Stir in the mustard and flat leaf parsley and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spoon the mixture into a pie dish.
- Cut a cross in the top of the pastry to let the steam out during cooking.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with some buttery mash and greens.
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