I am not Pioneer, but I am Woman

What am I doing wrong?

I can cook. I can cook well.

But this one recipe is beating me. Ok, maybe that’s not quite true. I can make this Chicken Pot Pie. But when I try to double it, it fails me. The obvious answer is…

Well, don’t double it then.

But it’s not that easy.

I am lazy.

If I have to stand there and chop up a billion carrots, then I may as well chop 2 billion carrots and freeze half so I can be extra lazy on another night.

But every time I try to double this pot pie filling, it turns out like soup. What am I doing wrong???

Original recipe calls for 2 C chicken broth, 1 C heavy cream, 1/4 C white wine and 1/4 C flour.

To double, you would think that you just…well…double it.

When I did, it became soup. Tasty, yummy soup, but still soup.

Next try…. I used the same “doubled” liquids but upped the flour to 3/4 C.

It was chowder.

Yesterday I dropped the liquid to 3 C broth, 1/2 C wine and 1 C Cream then upped the flour to 1 C.

WTHeck. Still chowder. A thick chowder, but not Pot Pie material.



4 thoughts on “I am not Pioneer, but I am Woman”

  1. I wonder, if you “double” do the appropriate veggies. But add 1/2C of broth, 1/4-1/2 (maybe 1/3) C of cream, 1/2C wine, and 1/4 C of flour (add appropriately) all to original amounts. If doubling is too much, try adding half of originals, to the original amount. I would usin cream lightly if turning to chowder. Maybe keep that original, add small amount of water instead. Hope that helps!

  2. Very mysterious! Though your pot pie recipe sounds delicious! I double or even triple everything too. Sometimes it works and other times not so much. Though I would guess it has something to do with me not measuring. :)

  3. What if you double the flour then add 1/4 C cornstarch? It thickens differently than flour so it might make it pot-pie like without getting so floury you can’t taste anything.

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