Turkey & Feta Pies

Pate Brisee dough
1 lb ground turkey
8 oz shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
5 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
8 oz feta cheese
fennel seeds
crushed red pepper
extra virgin olive oil
*toast fennel seeds, crushed red pepper, and garlic. add oil and brown turkey with the spices. remove turkey and soften onions in pan. add tomatos and let them break down before adding turkey back to the pan w/mushrooms and parsley. salt and pepper to taste and let cool. stir in feta. filling is ready to place in dough and baked

the filling is really tasty and i could eat it all by itself. with the dough it's even better! the dough is relaly flaky and complements the taste really well. my sweetie doesn't have an iron tummy, so i'll use red bell pepper instead of tomatos.


Fudgy Brownies

.5 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
8 oz bittersweet chocolate
1.5 c sugar
4 eggs
3/4 c flour
.5 tsp salt
*heat oven to 350 degrees. melt chocolate and butter and let cool. stir in sugar then whisk eggs in 1 at a time. fold in flour and salt. bake for 40-45min 'til set. cool on wire rack.
**8 inch square

this brownie is so fudgy! i forgot to add the vanilla extract, but i discovered i'm not really a giant huge fan of vanilla extract flavor. maybe i have bad extract...but in the past when i've used it, the flavor is really pungent. anyways back to the brownie -- the edges got a little burned on the top but i blame my apt oven for that. the thermometer isn't very accurate and i had to chase the heat. great brownies though! i wanna make these for my sweetie and i'm sure these would go great with a scoop of vanilla!