Savory Pea & Parmesan Hand Pies with Sumac Labneh

Savory Pea & Parmesan Hand Pies with Sumac Labneh
As I prepare to welcome a baby any day now, I’ve tasked myself with filling my freezer with easy-to-grab and easier-to-eat foods. From homemade blueberry-rye bagels, pre-sliced for extra laziness, to chicken/bean burritos, zucchini-oat loaf and everything in between. Anything that I can cram in my gob while wrangling a squirmy, squishy little babe.

Savory Pea & Parmesan Hand Pies with Sumac Labneh
These hand pies have been on my mind since I saw something similar in Bon Appetit magazine. I loved the idea of the ham but wanted to keep these vegetarian as I have so many meat options already. The bright and earthy pea puree pairs beautifully with the creamy, nutty cheese and rich labneh. They take a bit of time to come together but are well worth the effort. You might even want to double the batch so you can eat half now and freeze half for later. They make the perfect one-handed snack (though perhaps a bit indulgent for some) to fill your tummy during a busy day.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Puffs

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Puffs Via Baked_theBlog

These may look a little daunting to make but they are actually quite easy, maybe requiring more dishes then one might like but its totally worth it. Just think these would be perfect for a little girls birthday or even a high tea gathering. I know my Grandma loves these so I’ll be sure to send some her way.
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Ham and Blue Cheese Scones

Ham and Cheese Scones Ham and Cheese Scones Ham and Cheese Scones

There’s few things in life we enjoy more than a buttery, flaky, well crafted scone. Warm and crispy from the oven, smothered in butter or savory whipped cream… it’s essentially the epitome of indulging yourself on a lazy morning.

If blue cheese isn’t your thing, these babies just might make you a fan for life. Their flavor profile is gentle yet undeniably cheesy, and combined with the ham it makes a perfect combo for tea time. We used a rosemary-infused sea salt in ours, but regular sea salt will do. Cut them in half, and they’d make for great little sandwiches, too!… 

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Mascarpone Strawberry Lime Hand Pies

Mascarpone Strawberry Lime Hand Pies

Mascarpone Strawberry Lime Hand Pies

Mascarpone Strawberry Lime Hand Pies

Mascarpone Strawberry Lime Hand Pies

Mascarpone Strawberry Lime Hand Pies

Hand Pie season has arrived! The markets are slowly but surely filling up with beautiful fruit and that means we gotta come up with 5000 ways of eating it while it lasts, everything from preserves to pies – and of course – the latter is our favourite, right? It is a bit labour intensive, but it totally pays off!

I tried a few recipes (one dairy free) but honestly, full butter yields THE BEST dough. It’s so flaky it’s almost illegal to consume without labeling as crack. The filling for these flavour-packed beasts has mascaropone cheese for added creaminess and tangy strawberries and lime. Sorry lactose-free peeps (including me), but sometimes the answer is butter.

Get the full scoop after the jump!

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