As for a pie: I've made it for my friends birthday party. The pie itself is really simple, tricky part for me was stencil, not even so tricky as it was time consuming. It was my second stencil and it took me more then 3 hours to make, cause i have no skills in photoshop at all. Anyways i think it was worth the time.
Step 1: Dough
Frozen yeast 0,050 kg (around 2 oz)
Wheat flour 1,5 kg (around 3 lb)
Milk 0,5 liter (16 Oz)
Warm water 0,5 liter (16 Oz)
Olive oil 0,05 liter (1,5 Oz)
Sugar 1 tbs
Salt 1 tbs
First u put yeast in the warm water, then add all the other ingredients stir until dissolve, start adding flower until it'll get too thick to stir. Sprinkle a clean working surface with flour and turn the dough onto the surface. Knead adding flour if needed until dough feels smooth and elastic. Then leave it in a greased bowl for an hour or two in room temperature to GROW. This time I've used for cutting stencil
Step 2: Stencil
Step 3: Decoration and Baking
I have flattened 3 sheets of dough to cover bottom and top of the pie and one to make some decoration.
After i covered pâté with dough and wrapped the edges, I have sprinkled some melted butter on the surface, so that the color ingredient (in this case dried parsley) would stick to the dough after I'd remove stencil. Then I've made some corrections to the picture adding and removing parsley here and there to make it look nice. Last step was adding some decoration that was intended to look like leaves and covering it with egg yolk and the pie was ready to go into the oven.
20 minutes, 150 C and it was finally ready