A super-tender piece of beef, loaded with fresh mushrooms, drenched in the most amazing sauce and topped with flaky golden puff pastry. Friends, this isn’t just beef pie. This is an EPIC beef and mushroom pie with a little secret ingredient to take it to the next level!
Food that makes you dance happily. to the letter.
I grabbed the big spoon and jumped up and down for joy. It was everything I hoped for and more.
Those who are not foodies will find it difficult to understand the joy they experience when cooking something so delicious. I mean, the sauce is fantastic, even in its simplest form (and whatever you pour it into).
But this bite-sized beef and mushroom pie is a step up from your regular pie.
You may not be able to point your finger at it, but you know something is different.
The secret ingredient is dried porcini mushrooms. Even a small amount adds spice and earthiness. In the language of high-end gourmets, this adds umami.
Gourmet ingredients? yes.
a) You don’t need a lot, just 20g/0.7oz. The soak is part of the digestive juices. and
b) ALDI SPECIAL OFFER *** ALDI SPECIAL OFFER *** ALDI SPECIAL OFFER!!!!
When I was working for the company about 5 years ago, a group of colleagues talked lively about ALDI Special Buys (ridiculously expensive ski equipment for as long as I remember) this week. There was a group of pros in suits and heels and I couldn’t believe they were so excited they were lining up at ALDI to make a deal!!
(yes, there are always capital letters and lots of exclamation marks).
And this week’s special ALDI purchases, including my favorite GOURMET INGREDIENTS! Truffles, gold leaf gelatin, Dutch cocoa (attention bakers!), and one of my favorite secret ingredients: dried porcini mushrooms.
Dried Porcini Mushrooms are a secret weapon cache. And I used it to make this beef and mushroom pie. Because it makes the most amazing gravies.
Puff pastry topped with golden puff pastry (Yes, it looks crazy yellow, but if you apply egg yolk, it comes out like this)… … And the moment you open that pastry, the chewy beef falls out and that sweet and spicy broth smell…
Well, let’s just say you should be ready to pass out.