British Pie Week

Image of game pie

It’s British Pie Week so I thought I’d have a trawl through the Portly archives to see what recipes I could suggest. Frankly, I was shocked. 

Admittedly I got a bit carried away a couple of years ago and posted a Pie Week recipe every day from Monday to Friday, but I hadn’t realised quite how many I’ve shared here. No wonder I’m living up to the Portly moniker.

Still, there are some crackers.These are some of my favourites: have a look and see whether there’s anything you fancy. Because as we all know, a little of what you fancy does you good – the operative word being ‘little’. Everything in moderation. I really must try following my own advice.

If you want more options, just type ‘pie’ into the search box.

Image of Tudor-style apple and quince pie

Tudor-style Apple and Quince Pie: an interpretation of an historic recipe with a superb saffron pastry from Regula Ysewijn’s Pride and Pudding.

Minted Lamb Pie with Forcemeat Balls: another blast from the past, this one is based on a recipe from Eliza Action, utterly delicious and much lighter than it sounds.

Rhubarb and Raspberry Pie: I love the sweet/sharp flavours in this.

Easter Bunny Pie: much better than a chocolate egg imho.

Salmon Puff Pie: one of the favourite recipes of Mrs P regular, Penny, and who are we to argue?

Beef and Pigeon Pie: A recipe from the peerless Darina Allen. This one’s a knockout. Mrs Allen makes her own puff pastry. I tend to use the shortcrust from this recipe.

Sausage Plaits: You can make these into a regular pie but I like the look of them made into plaits and they slice up nicely.

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