I was compelled to make some handpies after seeing Erin's on Instagram. The recipe is here, from Mad Hungry. I didn't make the chicken pot pies this was used for on the Mad Hungry site, but instead stuffed them with quinoa, garbanzo beans, and a cabbage, fennel, kale, carrot slaw, heavy spiced with garam masala. The pastry recipe says it makes 10, but 8 seemed better to me. The dough is so easy to work with. Not healthy, mind you—butter, cream cheese, and white flour, so I tried to make the filling a little more nutritious, to my daughters' dismay. Any filling would be good in these I think, savory or sweet. I baked them and froze them and Pete takes them to work. The girls have requested a different filling next time.I think they are delicious.
I'm feeling a strong urge to bake, It's dark and wet out. Right now, an oatmeal batter bread is rising and a knitting project is starting—a fair isle hat, to get me started on color knitting before my big project, the Icelandic sweater. Last year I went from never having knit a sweater to knitting three. This makes me very happy.