Pork Pie

Posted By Kerri


There’s nothing more perfect for a picnic than a pork pie.  This one was sent to us for review from Abel and Cole which we took along to eat while Stephen played cricket yesterday.  Well, I mostly ate it while Stephen was busy but, as it was so large, there was plenty left over when he finished.

We also had one of the smaller, picnic sized pies as a comparison which I preferred.  The larger one was lacking somewhat in jelly and was very densely packed full of meat.  While I like a meaty pie, I think there also needs to be a little fat to balance the meat and keep it moist.  Very good crumbly pastry though and well-seasoned.

Jun 22nd, 2009

4 Comments to 'Pork Pie'

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  1. The Gobbler said,

    What weight was it, Kerri, and how much did it cost if you don’t mind me enquiring?

  2. Kerri said,

    It was 454g and retails at £5.99 which is a little overpriced in my opinion. I would pay that for a really good pie of this size because it was large and fed a lot of us but this was just too dry.

  3. The Gobbler said,

    Sorry, I realised after I submitted that you had put a link to their deli items. Hmm, yes, it is a bit more than my research has shown price per kilo. Even Fortnum and Mason’s pies are cheaper than that.

  4. James said,

    Looks good – but if you make your own it’s even better. I made two last week – and the difference to shop brought ones, well you can’t really compare the two. I used Gary Rhodes’ recipe from his New British Classics book.

    The price sounds fair really – for a 454 g pie you could need a half kilo of pork – and that can be £9.00 a kilo. The supermarket versions probably use bits of pork that you really don’t want to know too much about which is how they can do it cheaper, and add more fat, rusk and anything else to bulk out the meat content. Know which one I’d prefer.
    .-= James´s last blog ..Wedding in the Cotswolds =-.

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