Monday, January 21, 2013

Old English Fidget Pie & Scones

                                                            Hello everyone!

           Hope you all had a good weekend and you are looking forward to a brand new week. I haven't shared any recipes with you for awhile-not that I am the best cook, but I always enjoy making English Fidget pie on a crisp winter day.It makes the house smell so good while it is baking.
                                 I got this recipe out of an old Victoria magazine.
                                                    Some ingredients- I had leftover cooked ham from a previous meal.
                                            I make my own pie crust but you may want to use a frozen one.
                                                  All set for the oven.
                                    This is a nice comfort food recipe-not fancy but tasty!
                                                  The recipe
                             While the oven is hot you might as well make a quick batch of scones-always a hit here. You can use either raisins or dried cranberries.

                                  This recipe is from a Robin Hood Baking cookbook that I love.

              Well, the fidget pie is all gone but the tea is on and there are still some warm out of the oven scones!

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

  Hope you enjoy!



Ola said...

bon appetit!!!!

Menthe Blanche said...

It looks so delicious!

Petra said...

It looks very nice, I can smell the scones over here the like them very much with my home made jam it's delicious also with source cream and jam. Thanks for the lovely pictures, have a nice day.

Greetings Petra.


Your dishes are wonderful!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

That looks easy and delicious! Some recipes never go out of style.

Have a good day,

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Carolyn
Thanks for posting so often, wish I could share some of your blogging ambitions...
Love love love the magazine,
The Feminie Home~
Your copy is at the shop for you to pick up no rush...
Have a Blessed day~

Anonymous said...

Oh dear... ;o)

Susan said...

Everything looks good to me, Carolyn. Great job! I especially love scones. Yum yum yum Susan

Simplement ... said...

Tout cela est trop tentant !
Je dirais bien j'arrive, mais ce ne serait pas raisonnable (rire) !!!

Bernideen said...

Hi Carolyn:
Good Monday morning. This winter one of my projects has been to pull copies of authentic English recipes away from others I have and file them in special folders. I had seen this recipe as I was going through old Victorias but must have not copied it when I did copy many. This morning I looked - but for the life of me can 't find it - WHAT WAS THE DATE OF THE ISSUE???

Your post is lovely and it looked wonderful as a comfort food wintertime meal!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, I haven't baked since Christmas, but this looks so enticing!

- The Tablescaper

Antiques And Teacups said...

I made that pie once...was fascinated by the name. It was pretty good too, but a lot of work. The scones look wonderful. I love currant scones. Lovely photos!

Erna said...

Both the pie and the scones looked delicious..I will try them soon..
Erna x

Down Blueberry Lane said...

Your fidget pie sounds so old fashioned and yummy. The dried cranberry scones looks good too. --Susie

Anne said...

They both look and sound delicious! I love baking this time of the year!

Marilyn Miller said...

The fidget pie and Scones both sound delicious. I think I need to make some very soon. And there is the exact same teapot I have sitting in my dining room right now. I just love that little bird sitting on the top.

Kathie said...

Both recipes look delicious Carolyn! I'll definitely keep the Fidget Pie in mind when I have some leftover ham. And I'm baking the scones this afternoon - perfect for such a chilly day! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe for scones. I remember when I was a child my nanny would make what she called English Scones , however I recall the recipe being more of a bread or biscuit like, sweet bread, and no sugar on top , nor were they hard. They were more the consistency of a semi soft bread. Do you know of another traditional recipe that may fit this description ? Thank you

Madelief said...

I enjoyed seeing you at work Carolyn! Like you I enjoy baking. The pie sounds delicious and your scones look very good too. They look very different from the scones I always bake.

I was planning to bake some brownies yesterday, but I forgot the butter :-(

Have a lovely new week!

Madelief x

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
Thanks for your visit and the recipe was in the January 1993 issue of Victoria.
Hope you enjoy it!

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Everything looks delicious, and beautiful as always! I missed reading your blog (I've been absent for awhile!)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
I wonder how this recipe came to be known as fidget pie? Interesting ingredients and I'll give it a try for sure as we like comfort food in the winter.
I started cheating with the Pillsbury pie dough from the store, it's pretty good.

Bernideen said...

Thanks Carolyn - I had just gone through the old Jan and Feb ones a few weeks ago so will look it up tonight!

Fiordelisa said...

Don't the charming names of English recipes alone make you want to eat them?

I was reading a magazine from the U.K. this weekend and had to look up "bacon butties." :-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I never heard of Fidget Pie, but it sure sounds tasty. The scones look delish!!

Snap said...

I'm eating at your house! The scones look lovely, but the Fidget Pie really looks delightful -- especially with the apples! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I have never heard of Fidget Pie. It sounds interesting although I would have to pass on the ham as I am allergic. I do love the old English recipes though. The names of the recipes alone are charming.
Your scones look and sound lovely and I love your creamy roses! Aren't you thankful for your wood pellet stove these days? I know I am! It's going to be a cold week so I will be drinking lots of hot tea. Thank you for coming to tea today. It's always a pleasure having you.


Maggie Ann said...

If only everything didn't have calories galore! It must smell heavenly and taste as good.

Rosita Vargas said...

Me encanta esta receta de pie luce muy hermosa y exquisita,realmente una exquisitez,abrazos y abrazos

welcometomyfrontporch said...

This is completely unrelated to your post, but in the 2nd picture, I see a tea cup. Is that a nightlight? Did you make that? I LOVE it!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've bookmarked the page to try at a later date.
hugs ~lynne ~

Linda said...

If you look out your kitchen window, you will see Midge coming up the driveway! You can pick me up at the airport. I couldn't catch him! Lol
I have always wanted to make this recipe from Victoria. As soon as I read the title of your post, I immediately knew it! And, well, those scones. What can I say...Sigh.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Pondside said...

Hmmmm - I have every single ingredient in fridge and freezer and it certainly makes a yummy-sounding dish!

Michele said...


Susan said...

Carolyn, your blog brightens our long Minnesota winters. Thank you for your beautiful photos. About a year ago you posted a pic of blue, early, spring is a very familiar one but the smaller one behind it is a mystery to my family...can you tell us what it is?
Tiny white cups with a yellow center and a blue stripe up the middle of each of the 6 petals. The flowers rest on a blue and white tea cups which rests on a white table cover with red flower bud sprigs and green stems and leaves. Susan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a recipe for happiness! Love seeing you in action in your kitchen! What could be better on a winter day? Looks so yummy!

Shane Pollard said...

Hello Carolyn

I've just veered off the path of Vicki's Grow Your Blog party - via Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday!
I'm so glad I did as what a beautiful blog you've created here!
It's such a delight to bring refinement and beauty into our lives by way of lovely tea parties and the like.

I'm your newest follower.

Fidget pie - sounds wonderful and I'll have a look for it.
I've got some very old Victoria mags from the early 2000's when I subscribed for a few years before it folded.

Please come over and visit me - I'm having a little giveaway you can enter.

I'll get out my prettiest tea cups and we can sit, have a a cup of tea and a chat!


Rowan said...

Both the pie and the scones look delicious. I shall try the pie - must check what broth is. I've a feeling the word means different things depending which side of the Pond you are on. Broth to me in the UK is a kind of soup whereas I suspect that what the pie requires chicken stock:)

A Romantic Porch said...

Carolyn, That looks absolutely delicious. I have never heard of fidgit pie. The recipe said the juices are runny so I wonder if you eat it on a plate or in a bowl? I suppose those yummy scones would be the perfect complimentary bread.

xo rachel

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your English Fridget pie makes the perfect family meal. My family would love it! Thanks for sharing. I love your pretty teapot and white roses. Tea and scones sound delicious! I bought some dried cranberries for my salads but it sounds wonderful in scones also! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Bernideen said...

Thanks again Carolyn...I found the right Victoria last night!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thanks for the recipes, Carolyn! My youngest Grandson will love it and want to try it because of the name Fidget! The scones look great too!