Shepherds pie

Edd Kimber
Edd Kimber
Edd is a professional baker, food writer and TV personality. After winning the original series of the hot BBC show ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2010, he has jumped at the chance of following his passion for Baking.

  • Preparation: 5’
  • Cooking: 100’
  • Total time: 105’


  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 350 ml lamb or beef stock
  • 700 g potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 80 g unsalted butter
  • 100 ml milk


Place the carrots, celery and red onion into the bowl of the Cookprocessor fitted with the MultiBlade and pulse for 5 seconds.


Replace the Multiblade with the StirAssist and add the oil. Select Stew P7, press start to activate.


After Step 1 add the mince, reduce the time for Step 2 to 10 minutes. Press start to continue.


After Step 2 add the rosemary, flour, tomato puree and beef stock, increase the time for Step 3 to 20 minutes. Press start to continue.


Once the programme has finished press cancel to exit the keep warm mode and scrape the mince mixture into a large pie dish.


Place the potatoes into the bowl of the Cook Processor fitted with the StirAsisst and cover with water and add a large pinch of salt. Select Boil P1, press start to activate.


Once the programme has finished drain the water from the machine and replace the StirAssist with the Multiblade. Add the butter and milk and pulse, using brief 1 second burst until the potato is just smooth (don’t hold the pulse button down as you will end with gummy mashed potato).


Spoon the mashed potato over the mince mixture and spread into an even layer. Bake in an oven preheated to 200C for about 45 minutes or until golden.

Chefs Suggestions

Once the pie has been assembled but before it has been baked it can frozen and baked at a later date, simply let it defrost before baking as before.

Alternative Recipe 1

You can turn this into a cottage pie simply by changing the lamb mince to beef.

Alternative Recipe 2

To make a more indulgent pie top with grated cheddar cheese before baking. As the pie bakes the cheese will melt and caramelise.


Edd is a full time baker, food writer and TV personality. After studying politics at university he realised that the corporate world wasn’t for him and after entering and winning the first series of the BBCs famous 'The Great British Bake Off' he has now fully immersed himself in the world of cooking and baking. His blog,, has been named as one of the best baking blogs by Edd is the author of three cookbooks - The Boy Who Bakes (2011), Say It With Cake (2012) and Patisserie Made Simple (Oct 2014)
"The Cook Processor is an extremely useful kitchen tool and will become central to your daily cooking. It can help you prepare delicious meals quickly and more efficiently. Even if you have never cooked before you can let the programmed cooking modes guide you through the entire process, helping you gain confidence in the kitchen"