I'm going with the Daring Bakers' first of all, since it's a) the least late, b) the most festive, and c) has the least awful photos...
|And muffin bottoms...|
|Guess who didn't portion the dough very evenly?!|
Our Daring Cooks' December 2012 Hostess is Andy of Today's the Day and Today's the Day I Cook! Andy is sharing with us a traditional French Canadian classic the Pate Chinois, also known as Shepherd's pie for many of us, and if one dish says comfort food.. this one is it!
I made a pie with veggie haggis on the bottom, topped by a carrot and sweet chilli puree, then finished off with mashed potatoes. It was delicious - a great hearty winter warmer. Not so photogenic unfortunately - particularly not when I took the pictures on my phone. But at least I took them!
|The veggie haggis base layer - full of lentils, turnip, carrot, beans and oatmeal|
|Being blanketed with a layer of carrot and sweet chilli puree|
|Topped with mash and ready to be baked|
|A serving school dinners would be proud of - dolloped unceremoniously on a plate!|