Culture

Memories Of An Avebury Pie

By Bernie Bell

Reading  Peter Breingan’s  story about West Kennet Long Barrow https://theorkneynews.scot/2021/12/05/west-kennet-long-barrow-1991/ , reminded me of our ‘pilgrimage’ to that area when we visited the places that he mentions.

It also reminded me of a recipe for a nourishing pie from the café in the village in the middle of the Avebury circle.

It’s always seemed strange to me that there’s a village right in the middle of the circle – what a place that must be to live!

Here’s the recipe for the pie – definitely seasonal comfort food…..

Sunset Shepherd’s Pie

  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • Half a red and half a yellow pepper, sliced
  • 2 tblsp. of oil
  • Tin of cooked beans or lentils
  • A sprig of rosemary, handful of parsley – or mixed herbs that you like
  • Mashed potatoes to top
  • 2 oz. butter/marge
  • 4 oz. Red Leicester cheese, grated
  • 2 tblsp. tomato puree
  • 4 fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt & Pepa

Heat oven to 200 degrees.

Sauté vegetables in oil. When soft add beans, herbs & seasoning. 

Prepare topping by mashing potato together with cheese, butter and puree – season to taste.

Put veg. and bean mixture in an oven-proof dish, top with sliced fresh tomato, then the potato mixture.

Bake for 25-30 minutes ‘til browned.

We haven’t had this pie for ages – I think the time is right!

  Part of Avebury Stone Circle

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