I've been working on my pies in time for Christmas. I used to make a beef and ale pie and wondered if I could reproduce it with mushrooms! It was yummy!!
1x red onion
1x spring onion
half a stick of celery
half a bottle of new castle brown ale (I have double checked Newcastle Brown Ale and a tiny amount of fish is used in the process of making it. In just over a year I've not made many mistakes! More information here http://www.barnivore.com/beer/43/newcastle-brown-ale Lots of other ales to pick from)
Half a red pepper
Fry the onions and celery.
Add the pepper and herbs to your taste. (I added rosemary and black pepper.)
Chop up mushroom, coat in a small amount of oil and then cover in flour.
Add mushrooms, to the onions.
Once they are starting to brown, add the Ale.
Bring to a rolling boil.
Reduce down, make the pastry or use pre-made puff pastry.
Add to muffin cases or large tin (click here for blog about puff pies for tips on how to make pies this way)
I used cookie cutters to make little crowns, the kids love this! Bear held up the crown on the top of his head and sung 'am the kind of the castle.)