This recipe, courtesy of Paul Hollywood, is a great way to try baking a simple yet delicious pie at home! With pieces of delicious braising steak, onion, two types of pastry and just salt and pepper for seasoning, the simplicity of this pie will not disappoint as the flavours are out of this world!

Summer is long gone now and we thought we would get you in the mood for some hearty winter meals as the autumnal days and nights are now upon us! This Meat and Potato Pie recipe is a delicious recipe that will ensure you are lovely and warm on the inside!



For the suet crust

  • 375g self-raising flour
  • 175g shredded beef suet
  • 250ml cold water

For the filling

  • 2 chopped large onions
  • 700g braising steak, cut in to 4cm chunks
  • 400g Maris Piper potatoes cut in to 4cm chunks
  • 400g King Edward potatoes cut in to 4cm chunks
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning


Step 1-Start by mixing the onions and steak in a large pan. Add water until it covers both the steak and onions, and bring them to a simmer. Then cover it with a lid and reduce the temperature, allowing it to simmer for 1 and a half hours.

Step 2- After the time has passed, add the potatoes to the pan with some of the salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes or so until the potatoes are soft and the meat is tender. The gravy should be taking shape by this point!

Step 3- Pour around 300 to 600ml of the liquid in to a jug to serve as a gravy for the pie later on. You should leave enough moisture in the pan to help ensure the ingredients don’t dry out. Move the filling to a pie tin or dish, whatever you have to hand!

Step 4-At this point, heat your oven to 200 degrees celcius (Gas mark 6).

Step 5-Now it is time to make the suet pastry. Put the self-raising flour in to a large mixing bowl and add some of the salt and pepper! Add most of the remaining water and mix until it turns to a soft and sticky dough. Once mixed, leave to stand for a few minutes.

Step 6-On a kitchen surface or a large chopping board, roll the dough out to a thickness of roughly 7mm. Cut a 2cm wide strip of pastry before dampening the rim of your pie tin where the pie filling should already be cooling, and stick the strip of pastry on to the rim of your tin (add some water to this pastry strip as well).

Step 7-Lay the sheet of pastry you have made over the top of the pie filling, pressing down the edges to create a seal, crimping the edges if you want to add a pattern.

Step 8-Bake your pie for between 30 and 40 minutes until it starts to turn to a golden brown colour. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes before serving. We recommend serving this pie with some green beans and carrots, enjoy!

Source: Paul Hollywood 

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Chicken Burger

These Cajun Chicken Burgers are a fantastic treat to cook for your friends and family, and can be prepared and cooked in less than 40 minutes!

To coincide with National Burger Day, we give you this delicious recipe for Cajun Chicken Burgers. This recipe includes Cajun spiced chicken, smoked bacon, topped with avocado, cheese and spinach leaves. We recommend serving these burgers with some mayonnaise on the side!



For the Burgers

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 rashers of smoked bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, cut in half
  • 4 slices of a cheese of your choice
  • 4 small handfuls of spinach leaves
  • Mayonnaise to serve on the side (optional)

For the Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp paprika


Step 1- Mix the ground cumin, ground coriander and paprika together in a large dish, and add salt and pepper to your own taste!

Step 2- Set your grill to high and then flatten out the chicken slightly on a chopping board. Add half of the olive oil to the chicken, and completely cover the chicken with the seasoning of cumin, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper.

Step 3- Heat the other half of the oil in a frying pan, and add the seasoned chicken to the pan, sizzling the chicken for 5 minutes on each side. Leave the chicken to one side of the pan, and add the bacon until it is cooked.

Step 4-As the chicken continues to cook in the pan, halve, peel and remove the stones from the avocados. Toast the ciabatta rolls and ass the cheese you have chosen to them, before putting them under the grill until melted. We love some smoked applewood cheese to compliment the smoked bacon.

Step 5- Here is where the fun starts! You can start constructing your burger in any way that you want! Don’t forget the avocado or the mayonnaise as this really compliments the flavours!

Step 6- Now all there is left to do is enjoy these sizzling pieces of heaven! Enjoy!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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Chicken is the perfect summer meat, and with such a simple, but extremely scrumptious recipe, you can’t say no to these inside-out chicken kievs

In this warm weather, you don’t want to have to do too much preparation or spend hours near your oven when you cook a meal. If you are a fan of delicious and extremely easy meals to cook, this inside-out chicken kiev with golden crispy breadcrumbs and a garlic butter is perfect for you. Enjoy!



  • 4 skinless,boneless chicken breasts
  • 25g garlic butter, softened
  • 25g crispy breadcrumbs


Step 1- Place the 4 chicken breasts on a baking tray or baking sheet and rub some of the garlic butter in to the meat to ensure the flavours are rich. Then add any salt and pepper and cook under the grill for 15 mins, turning regularly to cook the meat through.

Step 2- Take the breadcrumbs and mix them in with the leftover garlic butter. Then, add a serving of the mixture to the top of each chicken breast and return to the grill for 3-5 mins until the mixture turns a delicious golden brown colour.

Step 3- We recommend serving with some delicious sweet potato wedges and your choice of seasonal vegetables, perhaps some green beans with some of the remaining butter over them. Enjoy!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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Naan Pizza

We've already told you how to make a pizza from scratch, but if that seemed too much like hard work, here's a quicker way to your own delicious pizzas at home. Pizza and naan bread might sound like a strange combination, but trust us - it works, and it takes less than 15 minutes to make!

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  • 1 Naan Bread
  • Tomato Purée
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Your Favourite Topping(s)


Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 220oC (or 200 if it's a fan oven).

Step 2 - Remove your naan bread from its packet and use a knife to spread tomato purée over the surface (no need to spread it on too thick).

Step 3 - Tear up some mozzarella and arrange it on top of the naan. Use as much or as little as you please.

Step 4 - Add the other toppings. Pretty much anything tastes good on a pizza - see our previous pizza recipe for some classic topping suggestions!

Step 5 - Place your naan on a pizza tray (or, failing that, a standard baking tray). Put this tray in your preheated oven.

Step 6 - The pizza will take 5-10 minutes to cook, depending on how crispy you want it. Keep an eye on the oven to see when the cheese has melted.

Step 7 - Once you're satisfied, remove your naan pizza from the oven and tuck in!

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Fish Pie

It’s the ultimate winter warmer, and it’s surprisingly simple to make – just follow our recipe!

Photograph by Gordon Joly (view original here)


  • 2 white fish fillets (520g)
  • 200g prawns
  • 600ml whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 50g flour
  • 3-4 large Russet potatoes
  • 50g cheese
  • Parsley


Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 200oC (or 180oC if it's a fan oven).

Step 2 - Hard-boil two eggs in a saucepan (click here for a simple guide to hard-boiling).

Step 3 – While you’re waiting for the eggs to finish, put both fish fillets in a frying pan and pour the milk over them (IMPORTANT: Save 100ml of milk for later – you’ll need it for Step 10). Simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes.

Step 4 – Use a spatula to remove the fillets and place them on a plate to one side. Pour the milk from the frying pan into a jug.

Step 5 – Take a pie tin or baking dish and, using a fork, flake the fish into this container. Add the prawns as well.

Step 6 – Once your eggs are ready, peel them under the cold tap, slice them into quarters, and place these quarters on top of the fish.

Step 7 – Chop up your parsley and sprinkle this into the dish.

Step 8 – Put half (50g) of your butter in a frying pan and cook it over a medium heat for about a minute, stirring in the flour as it melts. You’ll also want to start boiling your potatoes at about this point – put them in a saucepan full of water and pop them on the hob for about 20 minutes.

Step 9 – Gradually add the jugful of milk that you cooked with the fish, stirring as you go. Cook the sauce for 5-6 minutes (don’t stop stirring!) – once it’s nice and thick, pour it over your fish.

Step 10 – Are your potatoes boiled? Great! Now mash them up with the butter that’s left over from Step 8 and the milk that you kept to one side in Step 2.

Step 11 – Use a palette knife to ‘ice’ the fish pie – spread the mashed potato over the top of your dish, making sure to go all the way to the edge. Grate the cheese over the top, bake in your pre-heated oven for 30 minutes, and serve piping hot!

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