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Bake with Lil’Gladys | 3 cheese&corn pie + chocolate dessert

Hey everyone!

Last time, I offered a healthy tofu sandwich recipe… This time, though, it’s getting a bit less healthy but just as good! You definitely have, just like me, days when you really don’t know what to eat – and don’t have much left in the fridge. Well then, this recipe is an example of what you can do in this kind of situation – and it’s freaking good!

Well then, shall we get started?

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What you’ll need:

For the pie dough, you can either buy it or do it yourselves; I like to make it myself, it’s all tasty and I just like getting messy with the flour, guilty pleasure admitted. If you’re just like me, you’ll need:

300g of flour
150g of butter
8cl of water or milk
a pinch of salt
(if it’s a sweet pie, you’ll need to add some sugar, let’s say 2 tbsp?)

All you’ll need to do is melt the butter to a pommade state (not completely melted, just enough for it to mix with the flour); then add it to the flour, add the pinch of salt /and sugar, and mix up until it forms a sandy dough. You’ll add the 8cl of liquid just then, for the dough to link up. It should be a bit elastic but not too much, but you’ll definitely feel it when it’s ready, it’s easy to take in the hand without it crumbling and at the same time easy to spread. Cause then, of course, you need to take your round ball of dough and spread it. I suggest you flour your work surface and your rolling pin for it not to stick on the dough. Then all you’ll need to do is put it in your plate and cut the borders. You might want to poke a bit your dough with a knife randomly for it not to inflate while cooking. If you have remaining dough, keep it aside as you’ll be able to use it for some delicious dessert later on!

Now for the pie preparation!

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Tasty, tasty cheesy pie!

Let me be honest, I really did that pie randomly, instinctively, with what was in my fridge and cupboards, so it can actually be customised to your own tastes, right? Here’s what I did, anyway: (and looking back at it, it’s mostly a kind of cheese pizza into a pie, aha)

1 tbsp of mustard
Ketchup or tomato sauce
1 small can of corn
150g of Philadelphia cheese
Slices of goat cheese (I used about 8-9 thin slices I think!)
Grated french emmental (to taste)
(You can add some chopped tomatoes and/or sliced ham/turkey/bacon (I don’t, as I’m trying to be veggie, but it should taste pretty good too!))

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Well then, once you have everything, it’s pretty easy and obvious as how to make this.

First, preheat your oven at 180˚C.
This done, back to the pie!
Evenly spread the mustard on your dough – don’t concentrate too much on an area as it’ll overtake the other tastes. If you don’t like mustard, feel free not to put it, but I think it gives a nice slightly prickling taste to the whole.
Then, you’ll need to spread the ketchup or tomato sauce (don’t put too much as it can have a strong taste and thus won’t be even with the rest of the food!).
Spread the Philadelphia cheese on top of that (you’ll see it mixing up with the sauces but don’t worry, it’ll still be good!)
Then you can add your corn (and if you want to, your chopped tomatoes and your ham/etc – I suggest bronzing your ham a little right before, in a pan with butter/oil/nothing if you believe it’s greasy enough, and make it a bit golden-ish, it’ll be tastier!).
Then, evenly put your slices of goat cheese on top of it all. All you’ll need to do now is sprinkle some emmental cheese over it – up to your tastes.

As you can see, it’s pretty much a pizza-ingredients-pie, but the final taste is different while still being really tasty!

Put in the the oven for about 20-25mins, then eat! It’s delicious when accompanied with a drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil tomato-lettuce salad! But you can also keep it simple with some slices of salted cucumber!

Now, remember the dough you had left? It’d be a shame to put that in the garbage or anything, so let’s use it for some tasty dessert.

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All you need to do is spread it, then you can cut your dough in small squares. Now, it’s all up to taste! I had some baking chocolate home, so I used small squares and put it in the middle of each dough-square. You can also put some jam, or even peanut butter, or even all three – it’s really up to what you feel like eating! Then, take each corner of the square-dough and bring it back to the middle, thus shaping and closing your small creation. You can use an egg yolk to brush each of them so they can take some colour in the oven, but as I don’t particularly like using an egg only for that (and had nothing to use the rest for that very same day), I simply put some oil on a paper towel and pampered my little desserts with it. Just to add some colour you know.

Then, just like for the pie, you put that in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. I then turned on my top-grill and left my desserts for a minute or two, just enough for the oil to react and give that golden-ish wanted colour. Then, all you have to do is eat them and be overjoyed with pleasure. Pretty simple to do, pretty good to eat.

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Well, that’s all for today, but you definitely have some good things to eat by now, right? I’ll see you very soon! (Probably with a critic of Spotlight!)

Until then,

Lots of lil’kisses from a

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