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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pieathalon 2016: Heathen Cake!

Pieathalon 2016 is here, where bloggers submit a vintage pie recipe, then are assigned another participant's recipe by organizer Yinzerella, of the fabulous food blog Dinner is Served 1972! This is my second year and my second savory pie - the oddly named (since it's absolutely a pie) Heathen Cake (or Heidenische kuchen). I guess my heathen reputation precedes me. 😏 It's a medieval recipe, which means the vintage aspect is fully covered. You can find the recipe here. I even made the crust (the Paest Royall), which is something I avoid like the plague, having neither a working rolling pin at the moment, nor a large space for rolling such things out. But I love a challenge!



It isn't beautiful, but it tasted good and got the job done.

The rest of the recipe was really easy. All you do is chop veggies and beef, cook in water with spices until the meat is fork tender, combine with crumbed bacon and sautéed apple, add six beaten eggs and pour into your crust. 






It's already disappeared, which is a testament to the fact that it was pretty good! I, of course, added red pepper flakes and served it with a selection of hot sauces, since we drown everything in hot sauce. It's particularly good with sriracha. If you're looking for an easy meat pie, this one will fill the bill nicely. Use a rolled refrigerator pie crust and it will be a breeze! Pair with a nice dry red or Pilsner or, if you're looking for a cocktail pairing, a dry Manhattan would be lovely!

Thank you to Yinzerella for once again inviting me to participate in Pieathalon and for putting together such a fun event and thanks to The Hedonist (www.foodandwinehedonist.com) for submitting this recipe! I can't wait to see everyone else's pies! 


15 comments:

  1. YAAAAAAS!
    This looks great!
    I am glad that you got one that was yummy.
    And now I want a Manhattan.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that looks tasty. I wonder why it's called Heathen Cake -- what's particularly heathen-y about it? (I hope there's no religion that forbids pie, what a dreadful thought!)

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    1. Wouldn't that be awful? :D Maybe it being called cake is a medieval thing. ;)

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  3. Crust is a challenge! I'm glad you got one together too.

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    1. Definitely not my strong suit, but I'm glad I did it. :)

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  5. You made that look so easy and your finished pie is lovely! The beverage pairings are great! I'm craving that Manhattan now too!

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  6. You know, this may be the most normal of the non-dessert pies this year! It looks really good.

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  7. Yum. Your pie looks and sounds really delicious. Manhattans? YES! Jenny from Silver Screen Suppers xx

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  8. Ooh, finally a delicious-sounding Pieathalon pie!

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