We love food almost as much as we love books, so we’re incredibly excited to host this giveaway for The Cozy Cookbook, a new cookbook featuring over 100 recipes from your favorite cozy mystery authors! Inside, you’ll find delicious recipes from the likes of Laura Childs, B.B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy and many more! Read on for all the details and a recipe from the book!
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Ready to cook up a storm? Get started with this recipe from the book!
INDIVIDUAL CHICKEN POT PIES from Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
½ teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
¼ cup sherry or white wine
½ pound cooked, cubed chicken
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cleaned and very thinly sliced
1 (10-oz.) bag frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 (16 to 20-oz.) package puff pastry
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until it forms a smooth paste. Very gradually whisk in the chicken broth until smooth. Bring the sauce slowly to nearly a boil, whisking constantly until it thickens. Reduce heat to a low simmer. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk in the sherry. Add the chicken, mushrooms and peas and carrots. Stir until the additions are warmed through. Leave the sauce to simmer slowly.
Arrange 6 ovenproof bowls, soufflé dishes, or other individual containers on a baking sheet. Spoon the chicken filling into the containers. Cut puff pastry to fit over each container, and cover.
Place the pies into the oven. Bake until the puff pastry is brown and puffed, about 25 to 30 minutes.
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