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Feb 22, 2011

Spike!

(Thank you everyone for helping get this to FoodBuzz Top 9)





Meet "Spike", my portable pie.

Portable pies, hand held pies, small little pies that fit into the palm of your hand, are so convenient, cute, lunchbox and portion-friendly .... freezer-friendly too! So convenient to just pop one or two into the oven or microwave for that spur of the moment pangs of hunger .... I seem to be getting a lot of that these days. I've almost totally scrapped the word "diet" from my vocabulary. Can someone remind me again what that blinking word means?

I'd made these for the Culinary Smackdown Battle @ Pretend Chef in the Hand Held Meat Pies Category. The gears in my head have been grinding for the last 2 weeks and finally settled on this, combining the Onion Jam recipe that I'd posted earlier with some very basic breakfast ingredients and packed them all into a mini breakfast pie! Breakfast on the go!



INGREDIENTS


Shortcrust pastry (for recipe, click here)

Onion jam (for recipe, click here)

Smoked bacon rashers

Small Eggs / Quails' eggs


METHOD


Preheat oven to 180˚C.

Roll out pastry and cut out to fit base of pie cases. Prick bottom of cases with a fork several times.

Fill with a layer of onion jam.

Fold a bacon rasher into half, lengthwise, and coil it around the inside of pie case, leaving a hole in the center for the egg.

Crack in 1 egg.

Brush sides of pastry with egg white and cover with pastry. Press the edges to seal. Brush top with beaten egg. Make a small hole/slash in the top to prevent cracking.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 mins or until golden.

Best eaten warm.










56 comments:

  1. Ping...this is one lovely handheld pie....beautiful...I can imagine how nice this would taste like :) I am greedy when I see something nice. Have added this to my to do list :) Thanks for sharing another wonderful bake :) Oh btw your crust is of even thickness. Well done !

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  2. Wow, I love pies - even if they are really bad for the diet! :) The idea of a breakfast pie is great!! Lovely photography too.

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  3. From every angle it looks just perfect :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Love these, Ping!!!

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  5. Elin: Thanks for your lovely comments. Very encouraging indeed.

    Julia: Yeah, I've given up on my diet ... for now ;D

    Medeja: Thanks so much! Really appreciate the feedback.

    Lizzy: Hi! Thanks very much!

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  6. Spike also look adorable Ping! How many Spike should I take for my lunch? :)))) *I'm not on diet !

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  7. Thank you so much for linking to the Culinary Smackdown Battle! This looks great!

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  8. Indonesian In Turkey: Haha! These are really tiny pies altho you can't really tell from the pic. I couldn't even fit a whole egg in it. Would have been ok with a quail's egg tho but I didn't have any then. But don't let the size fool you, they are deceivingly filling. I was stuffed after 2. Bye bye diet.

    Pretend Chef: Thanks, Rochelle. Can't wait to see what you're coming up with for the virtual party! You are coming, right?

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  9. Woah, it's like you knew and Annie and I were on the hunt for a good hand-held savory pie... we know what we're going to make soon. :)

    ♥ Moe

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  10. Where did you get inspiration to make bacon and egg pie? This is my favourite pie. I have only seen it in New Zealand, in Australia I found bacon and cheese pie but not bacon and egg. Only other places I have found this is in my kitchen and now your blog:)

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  11. Hey Moe! So nice to have you here! You've always known what's on my mind, why not the other way around? Let me know how they turn out. Enjoy! Hi to Annie!

    3Cookies: Haha! Glad you're all excited about this. I've always enjoyed bacon and eggs at any time of the day. So I figured if I could take it with me for days when I can't have them in the comfort of my home ..... Tadaa!

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  12. Looks great! Congrats on the Top 9...I'm glad to have found your blog!

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  13. Hi Margaret. Thanks ... and now I've found you too! :D

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  14. Congrats!!!!! Told you, this is a great pie. Well done and you deserve it :)

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  15. Hi Elin. Thanks! I really appreciate your encouragement.

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  16. Hi Ping-Congratulations on the Top 9. Well deserved, my friend!
    Gorgeous little pie, filled with all the goodness!
    Way to go, Ping...I applaud you!
    (clap, clap,clap)

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  17. Haha! Thanks Elisabeth. (bow bow curtsy curtsy)

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  18. Food and art!Beatiful and sure tasteful.Parabéns!
    Sygillo.

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  19. Sneige: Hello, thanks for dropping by. I checked out your blog too and I think it's really nice! Will be dropping in often :D

    Sygillo: Hello and obrigado!

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  20. This look wonderful and the presentation and photo excellent. Never heard of a rasher before but thanks to you and google I am now informed. These go into my pastry trials for a try.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. just great! it looks heavenly.

    congrats for TOP 9 on foodbuzz.

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  22. Threemealsaday: :D glad to be of help and thanks very much. Have fun trying it out!

    Something good: thank you!

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  23. Ping! Congrats on the top 9! I have been trying to work my way through my foodbuzz inbox but seeing your delicious creation on the main page I couldn't help but jump ahead and check it out!! (I feel guilty when I read my mail out of order for some reason...) Anyway! These look great, I love the little spikes on top and the pastry crust!

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  24. Hey Kita. Thanks! Haha, no, don't feel guilty, I do the same (shhh). After all, that's a good reason to come up with a good pic now and then. Glad mine caught your attention this time! Does the spiky head remind you of Calvin?

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  25. Wow! It's one thing to make a personal pie, but it's another thing to make one that's also so very beautiful!

    I'm adding these to my list of recipes to try!

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  26. These are the cutest, most delicious looking pies! I think there should always be room for pies in any diet - and if they're small it doesn't count anyway, right?

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  27. Way to be on top 9 and happy to have found your beautiful blog! I've been spiked!

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  28. These are so adorable and look mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing, I'm really craving them now. Congrats on the Foodbuzz top9!

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  29. Yum! I looove hand-held pies of all varieties - empanadas, pasties, turnovers...Congrats on a well-deserved Top 9!

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  30. Looks beautiful -- and yummy! -- but it doesn't look like the bacon is quite all the way done. Should you perhaps partially cook the bacon first?

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  31. Oh my gosh Ping! This is gorgeous! You should show us how you created the spikes! :)

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  32. Le Petit Lapin:Thank you so much! Have fun making them!

    Emily: I loove the way you think! :D

    Cathy: Haha! Thank you! Love spiking people!

    Holly: Aww... haha. It won't look too good after awhile ... ;P

    Spicie Foodie: Thank you! for dropping by too!

    Celia: Thank you so much. I love pies of all sorts too!

    Anonymous: The smoked bacon was cooked through nicely tho' pre cooking it first sounds like a good idea too. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  33. look it..look nice and must be nice to eat..

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  34. A perfect looking pie!! Mine never come out looking so nice. I love the portability of things like this. Nicely done!!

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  35. These pies are insane! Ridiculously gorgeous and cute. Where do you come up with these ideas? Amazing.

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  36. Ping:
    Congrat in making to Top 9 again!
    Really impressive pie you have made, not only beautiful, I can imagine it to be really delicious...yummy!

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  37. The little hand held pie looks amazing. Such beautiful handiwork. Congrats on getting into the Top 9.

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  38. Wow! What an attention grabbing pie! Looks so good! Congrats!

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  39. Just got tuned into your blog - am definitely a new follower!

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  40. Brown Cookie Blog: Glad you like them! It's easy, really. Just use a petal cookie cutter of 3 different sizes.

    Miesah: It is! Why not try it out?

    Kim-Liv Life: Thanks Kim!

    Denise: Haha! One of those very rare moments ;P

    Yin: Thanks Yin! I saw you've had a great CNY! ... eating! :D

    4evaRisa: Thank you!

    Jeannie: That's the whole idea! Grabbed you, eh? Thanks much!

    Eizel: Hi! Thanks for following. Will be visiting yours soon!

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  41. I gasp for breath every time I see your creations! What a beautiful pie! I never saw this done before. I am sure you are going to have many who will adapt this design. Quite impressive Ping!!!

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  42. Thanks, Michelangelo! Hmmm ... maybe I should copyright the design? Hahaha ...

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  43. Tnx for viewing and commenting on my posts.

    There’s an award waiting for you
    http://amisvegetariandelicacies.blogspot.com/p/recognition.html

    Hv a grt wk end!

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  44. Quay Po Cooks: Hello, nice to hear from you again. Thanks much.

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  45. Wow. That is almost too pretty to eat (inside and out). What a lovely creation.

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  46. That looks so good, I'll have to make it for my daughter!

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  47. Firefly: Hi! Thanks for dropping by. Hope your daughter enjoys it as much as I did.

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  48. Wow thanks for the recipe. Looks easy :D and so pretty

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  49. BabeKL: Good to see you're siaran is no more tergendala :D Welcome back! Yes, this is easy and tasty.

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  50. wuuh.....its very delicious...
    nice share
    i want to eat,,

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