Recipe Details
Title Winter vegetable pie with a parmesan crust
Author Delia Smith
Portions 6
Created 16th February 2015 06:47 am
Last Updated 20th December 2018 07:13 am
Weight (Per Portion)

One portion of this dish weighs approximately 401.00 Grams

Recipe Ingredients
Ingredient Quantity Allergen Warnings
Butter, unsalted65 Gram
Onions, raw1 Medium
Milk, whole570 Millilitre
Mustard, wholegrain1 Tablespoon
Rosemary, fresh1 Dessertspoon
Thyme, fresh1 Dessertspoon
Oil, vegetable palm kernel25 Gram
Salt, sea1 Teaspoon
Butternut, squash, raw225 Gram
Celeriac225 Gram
Potato, sweet, (kumara) raw225 Gram
Carrots110 Gram
Leeks, raw225 Gram
Nutmeg, whole10 Gram
Cheese, Gruyere160 Gram
Egg, chicken, free range, whole, raw1 Medium
Salt, sea1 Teaspoon
Cheese, Parmesan, grated50 Gram
Flour, wheat, white, plain150 Gram
Oil, vegetable palm kernel25 Gram
Pepper, black1 Pinch
Special Dietary Requirements Suitability
Allergen Warnings
Nutritional Information (Per Portion)
Nutrition %GDA Range
Energy Kcal 555
Protein 40.15%
Other Carbohydrate 19.26%
Sugar 14.07%
Fat Saturated 110.44%
Fat Unsaturated 18.95%
Fiber 25.36%
Sodium 40.95%
Salt 43.08%
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Recipe Method

1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7. 2. Place butternut squash, celeriac, carrots ( and sweet potato all peeled and cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) chunks) and leeks trimmed, halved lengthways and cut into 2 inch (5 cm) thick chunks - in a steamer (sweet potato is added later on). Pour in some boiling water from the kettle, add the freshly grated nutmeg and some salt, then cover and steam the vegetables for 10 minutes. 3. Add chunks of sweet potato and steam for another 10 minutes, or until the thickest parts of the root vegetables feel tender when tested with a skewer. Tip all the vegetables into a large bowl and allow them to cool. 4. For the sauce, melt butter in a smallish saucepan and add peeled and finely chopped onion. Stir it from time to time so it won t colour but give nice and buttery result, let it cook on the lowest possible heat for about 20 minutes. 5. Stir in the flour (40g) until smooth using a wooden spoon, add milk a little at a time, switching to a balloon whisk and whisking well after each addition. Season the sauce with grated nutmeg and salt and pepper, to taste, and let it barely simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the grain mustard, the grated cheeses (Gruyere and parmesan) and finely chopped fresh rosemary and thyme herbs. Then leave to cool. 6. For the pastry, sift the flour (110g plus a little extra for dusting) with a pinch of salt into a large bowl, holding the sieve up high to give it a good airing. Add the lard and butter by the use of fingertips, lightly and gently rub the fat into the grated parmesan and sprinkle in some cold water - about 1 tablespoon. 7. Mix the pastry with a knife and then finish off using hands, add more drops of water until dough become smooth or leave till the bowl clean. Pop the pastry into a polythene bag and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven on describe above range to bake the pie. 8. Carefully mix the steamed vegetables with the sauce and pile half of the mixture into the dish. Sprinkle half of the Gruyere (or other cheese) from the filling ingredients over the top and then repeat with the remaining mixture and cheese. 9. Roll pastry out into a circle on a surface lightly dusted with a little extra flour, and give it quarter turns to keep the round shape while rolling, cut a 12 inch (30 cm) circle out of this pastry. Roll out the leftover trimmings and cut a