British Pie Week 2014

British Pie Week 2014 – whether they are sweet or savoury, hot or cold, made with puff or shortcrust pastry, many of us love a good pie.  Whether we buy our pies at the supermarket, football ground, concert or favourite chip or make our own pies at home, you can’t beat a great tasting pie!

Celebrating British Pie Week 2014

This week (3 to 9 March) sees British Pie Week 2014, while the British Pie Awards 2014, which celebrate British pies in all their varieties (savoury and sweet), will this year be held on 30 April in Melton Mowbray.  Classes of award range from classics such as steak and kidney and beef and ale, to ‘dessert pie’ and ‘football pie’, which is open to football clubs and/or their suppliers whose entries are commercially sold at their clubs.  This year’s speciality pie class is called ‘a pie fit for a hero’, with the aim of commemorating the First World War and also recognising the quality of food produced by the chefs and bakers in the Armed Forces.

Did you know?

The world’s most expensive pie was recorded in November 2005 at the Fence Gate Inn, Lancashire, in the UK, and cost £8,195.  The ingredients included Japanese wagyu beef fillet, Chinese matsutake mushrooms and two bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine.  The pastry was topped with edible gold leaf.

Recipes

So if all this talk of pies has made you feel hungry, why not make your own chicken and bacon pie, or for those of you with a sweet tooth, a delicious apple pie and celebrate British Pie Week 2014.

British Pie Week 2014 - Chicken and bacon pie

Chicken and bacon pie

British Pie Week 2014 - Apple pie

Apple pie

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