Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Crown Tourney Feast IV - "Fish pie" and cabbage pastries

The third and last remove was "fish pie" and cabbage pastries. The pie was actually apple pie, but some people didn't even taste it because it was decorated with fish! Their loss. The cabbage pastries were the only thing that really was what it's name said, but instead of savory cabbage, they were sweet. Surprize!

(The picture is from a left over pie after transport, so the crust is a little damaged.)

The Fish pie:

Crust (American measurements, because I got the recipe from my friend):
2 cups flour
2/3 cups fat (butter or vegetable)
6-7 table spoons water (cold!)
Cut the fat and flour together, add water. Make the bottom from about 2/3 of the dough, the rest will make the lid.

about 7dl apple puree (preferably without sugar, mine was self made)
1 dl bread crumbs
(sugar, if you want it sweeter)

Mix the ingredients together, let it stand for at least 20 minutes. Make the crust, fill it and make the lid. Decorate with small fish made of rests of the dough. Bake in 180°C for about an hour or until golden.

The cabbage pastries:


Cut the cabbage to small pieces, the thinner the better. Fry them in oil/fat on a frying pan until soft. Add sugar and spices to taste. Mix in some oil/fat if too dry.

Dough: (sorry about the Finnish way of measuring in decilitres)
Makes 32 pastries.
1/2l water
40g fresh yeast
1 tea spoon salt
1 1/2 dl (about 140g) sugar
50 g vegetable fat (or butter)
12 dl (about 720g) flour

Mix the yeast to luke warm water. Add salt and sugar and the flour gradually. Finally add the melted fat. Let the dough rise to double size, knead it well and make pastries with the filling. Bake at 200°C for about 20 minutes or until golden.


  1. Did you have recipes or ingredients lists posted somewhere? Was it announced that nothing would be as it seemed? How easy was it for people with dietary restrictions to find out what was and was not "safe" for them to eat?

  2. The list of ingredients was on the information wall at the event, and all people with dietary restrictions were asked to contact the head cook.

    We could have informed the people during the feast better, though. It was announced, that nothing is as it seems, but I'm not sure if it was worded well, since I did not hear the announcement.

  3. There was one allergic reaction during the feast, but it did not come from the food. The source was finally figured out to be the water used for washing the feast gear dishes. Someone had used it previously to wash plates which had traces of nuts on them.

    This is something we MUST remember in the future, if there are people with severe allergies.