I have tried for 30 years to make pork pie taste the way it should. This recipe is THE one. Thank you very much. Sue
I remember having "individual" pork pies a a kid (now 60)in Rhode Island. My parents, both from England, originally made but then eventually bought them all the time. I have been searching recently for some of the things I enjoyed back then. The taste of this pie brought back all the memories of eating this great treat with my parents. Thanks.
first time ever making a pork pie, this is the real mccoy!
I live in Regina Saskatchewan and in the past have been able to buy pork pies for Christmas from marks and Spencer and/or Superstore. This past year I could not and had to resort to making my own or having a frozen warmed up pie which is not an "English Christmas Tradition." My Dad was english and my Mother was Scottish, both of whom ensured we had a Cold pork Pie at Christmas every year I could remember. Thus when I got married in 1975, I continued the tradition with my wife and so the tradition continued. I love to cook so when I discovered your recipe, I was delighted, it is a little time consuming but well worth the wait, it is a once a year treat, totally unhealthy like many Christmas foods that I am planning to put together again shortly. Thank You for a very British recipe. Jim Bradshaw
A good recipe. In England, the best pork pies are claimed to be from the town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire (where I worked at one time. No, not making pork recipes - making dog food!). The filling for this pie is very similar to the one I use, taken from a Melton recipe.
The main criterion is that the pork (or at least most of it) should be cubed (1/4-3/8") rather than minced/ground. This gives a wonderful mouth-feel.
I've never had pork pie before, I was making it for my friends wedding as a surprise. The groom is English and isn't much for trying new foods. Anyway this is what he asked for so I'll bring this. I made a small one for myself to try. I really enjoyed it. I found it really easy to make the dough is really easy to work with. The only time consuming thing is that baking time really. I'll be making this again. Thanks
I was looking for this for 2 weeks before I found it after seeing it on TV...was so worth the wait. This was the first pie I ever made and it was so easy and tasted great. Even my 16 year old sister complemented on it. Excellant recipe.