chef cooking

Pirates of the Caribbean Chicken Pot Pie


Yields one 10 inch pot pie

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cups salted butter, ice cold
  • ½ cup butter flavor shortening, cubed & ice cold
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk, ice cold
Filling
  • 2 to 3 chicken breats, boneless & skinless
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Equipment
  • Large pot
  • Food processor with blade attachment
  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cup
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Cutting board and knife
  • 10 inch ceramic pie dish

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor
  2. Add cubed butter and shortening and pulse until well combined. Drizzle in ice-cold buttermilk while pulsing.
  3. Form the dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Chop carrots, onions and celery and set aside.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into cubes.
  4. Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat. Cook the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes, until it is white all over.
  5. Add carrots, onions and celery and cook another 3 to 5 minutes. Fold in the corn and peas and then remove the mixture from heat.
  6. In a small saucepot, melt butter over medium heat. Pour in flour and stir until a thick sauce forms.
  7. Whisk in chicken stock and milk and cook until boiling.
  8. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and veggies and then scoop the filling into a pie dish.
  9. Roll out the dough to be a couple inches larger than the pie dish and then place on top of the pie. Press around the edges to remove excess dough.

Time to decorate!

  1. Roll out the excess dough and use cookie cutters to cut out the shapes of a skull.
  2. Use a bone cookie cutter to cut out bone shapes and then cut one end off of each bone. Use the longer bone to make crossbones around the skull.
  3. Brush egg wash roughly in the shape of the skull and crossbones on top of the pie.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  5. TaDa! You’ll strike gold with this Pirate Pot Pie when it feeds all your hungry maties!

Percy Jackson Lotus Flower Cookies

*Vegan*
Yields 2 dozen cookies

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Plastic wrap
Decoration
  • Pink vegan frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a #366 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour and salt.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and rose water.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Divide dough into two halves and then wrap each half in plastic wrap. Stick them in the fridge to chill.
  6. Roll out dough to about ¼ an inch thick and then use a cookie cutter to cut circles. Place the circles onto a lined baking sheet and then bake for 12 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a #366 leaf tip to pipe pink frosting onto each cookie in a lotus flower design.Start with larger petals on the outside and work your way to the center, making the petals smaller as you go.
  2. TaDa! If you feed these Percy Jackson lotus cookies to your guests, they’ll never want to leave!
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The Swedes + Eller from the Cooking with the Caps cookbook.

  • Mojo is the only one of them who managed to provide a recipe from a family member.
  • In fact, I am not convinced Mojo didn’t immediately scream “DIBS ON MEATBALLS!” as soon as the team said everyone needed to come up with a recipe, and all the other Swedes sulked.
  • Nicklas Backstrom: proud supporter of LoveBeets.com.
  • Nicky’s recipe is a misleading because it actually only involves a single beet.
  • Andre’s recipe probably serves either four people or one and a half Tom Wilsons.
  • Eller’s recipe has nothing to make fun of so all I can do is look at his picture and conclude he and Philipp Grubauer came into training camp with the same haircut, had to rock-paper-scissors over who got to keep it, and Grubi won.
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Pasta Aglio e Olio: a 6 ingredient fucking treat. Made this last night and the boy is literally out at the store right now buying pasta so we can make more 😋😋
Inspired by the movie ‘Chef’.
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