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Braai Pie

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You have not eaten until you’ve eaten a braai pie. I LOVE a fresh pie (not the dodgy garage pies one tends to buy in a drunken state at 3 am) and I LOVE to braai… so how I haven’t come across this in the last how many years of my adult life, I have no idea.

But thanks to a friend of mine, Cara Vosloo, I was introduced to the wonder that is the Braai Pie. The concept is fairly simple: you take puff pastry, fill it with bacon, cheese and other bits and braai it… YUM! I’ll be posting the full recipe with some more pics in the recipe section of the site fairly soon.

Trust me folks when I say: You have to try this one!

Update: I’ve uploaded the full recipe here:

Braai Pie
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"Kwaai Braai Pie" vs "Next Level BraaiBroodjie" vs "A pie on the braai"... no matter how you refer to this puff pastry filled piece of heaven. It's a MUST TRY for every braai master.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Braai Pie
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Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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"Kwaai Braai Pie" vs "Next Level BraaiBroodjie" vs "A pie on the braai"... no matter how you refer to this puff pastry filled piece of heaven. It's a MUST TRY for every braai master.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Defrost the dough and roll the first one out onto the grid.Tip: do not defrost for too long in the microwave, else the dough goes soggy... your best bet is to let the dough defrost slowly on its own.Tip: use some Olive Oil or Spray & Cook on the grid before laying out the dough.
    Braai Pie Step1-Puff Pastry
  2. Fry onion, bacon and peppers together, and if you're using chicken in your recipe, fry (or braai) the chicken.
    Braai Pie Step2-Fry Ingredients
  3. Place half of raw spinach on dough.Tip: Make sure to dry the spinach off properly before placing it on the dough. The less water/moisture you have before you start, the better.
    Braai Pie Step3-Spinach
  4. (Optional) I'm a HUGE fan of cheese, so I add a layer of cheese here as well, but most times you only need to top it off with cheese at the end.
    Braai Pie Step3a-Optional-Extra-Cheese
  5. Cut chicken into pieces and place on spinach. Add onion, pepper and bacon mixture. Slice and add the mushrooms.Tip: you could opt for pre-frying the mushrooms
  6. Add a final layer of Cheese(s)
    Braai Pie Step 7-Add-Cheese
  7. Finish off with the rest of the spinachTip: The Spinach should cover the dough nicely, it helps to prevent too many juices from seeping through and getting the dough wet.
    Braai Pie Step 8-Spinach
  8. Place the second roll of dough on top. Seal the dough (as if you are making pies).Tip: Egg wash the dough for that extra golden brown effect.
    Braai Pie Step10-Second-Roll-Dough
  9. Place it high up on the fire and turn constantly until golden brown... This is not a steak: rather turn too much than too little :-)
    Braai-Pie-Nearly-Done
Recipe Notes

That's basically it: The important stuff is the puff pastry and spinach, feel free to experiment with the rest of the fillings (I often substitute peppadews in for the peppers; often leave out the chicken; I don't eat Feta, but hear that adds in really nicely etc. etc.).

Oh... and one last tip... when you make it the first time, you'll be tempted to overdo it on the ingredients... don't! Remember the grid needs to close without "cutting into" the pastry too much.

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Good luck, and let me know how it goes in the comments below, and please feel free to browse my Braai Recipes for more of my favourite braai time recipes.

Update: SpiceGirl and I recently filmed the making of a Braai Pie, you can check it out over here: Braai Pie Recipe Video

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