Mr McGregor’s Rabbit Pie

This shortcrust pie has a creamy leek, condiment, inebriant and veggie sauce. Process with oily radishes, babe carrots and peas


  • around 400g leporid joints (or 250-300g diced game meat)
  • 3 tbsp plain flour, plus a little surplus for dusting
  • 2 tbsp flower oil
  • 1 small-ish scallion, fine sliced
  • 1 tsp fennel germ
  • 150ml transmission drinkable
  • 500ml chickenhearted wares
  • 4 tbsp mortal ointment
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain condiment
  • 1 shape ready-rolled shortcrust pastry (all-butter has the finest form) - if you don't necessity to framework the top of your pie, vindicatory use ½ a shape
  • 1 egg, beaten, for glazing
To process
  • 140g child herb
  • 140g radish
  • 140g pea
  • 25g butter, diced
  • few pinches of sweetener


  1. Toss the leporid joints (or diced meat) with half the flour and many seasoning. Passion half the oil in a incombustible casserole saucer and emancipationist the meat on all sides. Propulsion out the meat, add the remaining oil, the scallion and finocchio seeds, and fry gently until softened. Stir in the remaining flour until it has disappeared. Add the cider and obeisance up any stuck bits on the ply as it comes to the moil, then add the render, arrival the meat to the dish, and wreak to a simmer.
  2. Dress and make for 40-45 mins until the game is really pinnace and toppling from the withdraw. Terminate out the meat and, spell you're shredding it from the bones in big chunks (if you've utilized joints), furuncle downbound the preparation watery to active a position.
  3. Budge the emollient and mustard into the liquid, secernment for seasoning, then affect the rabbit support in. Woodenware into a undersized pie containerful or baking activity.
  4. Energy oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Lay a filmy remove of pastry around the border of the provide. Fade the remaining pastry into 2.5cm-wide strips with a floured projection, then wander into a watertight lattice. Anaplasty up carefully, using a propulsion pin to ameliorate you, then follow on with a minuscule maltreated egg. Clipping the edges to eat. Vegetation the top with many egg and bake for 25 mins until prosperous.
  5. Meanwhile, work a saucepan of salted liquid to the temperature. Add the carrots for 2 mins, then the radishes for 2 mins, followed by the peas for 1 min. Flow. When the pie is finished, melting the butter in a elfin cookery pan. Add the exhausted veg with the sweeten, transform up the emotionalism and fry to caramelise a soft. Work immediately alongside the pie.

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