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Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

A pork pie is a pie with chopped pork and pork jelly wrapped in a hot water crust pastry. It is often eaten cold as part of a meal or as a snack. These pies vary in width, shape and height. Some are very tall while others are wider and flatter. There is an annual pork pie contest ever April at The Old Bridge Inn, in Ripponden, Yorkshire, but if that is too far for you to go, why not try our Melton Mowbray pork pie recipe instead? This is the gold standard of pork pies. This pork pie is named after Melton Mowbray, a town in Leicester. They were popular with fox hunters until the late 1700s and you can still buy them.

A Melton Mowbray pork pie is made with chopped, rather than minced, meat, along with a hand-formed crust. A similar type of pie is the gala pie, which has chicken and a hard-boiled egg in the middle, along with the pork. You can also get picnic pork pies which are made with apples, bacon or pickles. Some people use a lattice top rather than a pastry top, so you can see the filling, although that is not the most traditional way.

Pork pie is traditionally served with fruit chutney or perhaps some piccalilli which is type of chutney with mustard and turmeric. British piccalilli is usually based on cauliflower and marrow, although other vegetables might feature in there too. This condiment is bright yellow in colour. You might also like to serve some salad on the side if you are enjoying this for lunch or dinner. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine and I would like to welcome you to TeaTime Recipes. Tea has always been a favourite of mine and I adore the tradition of serving this wonderful beverage with all kinds of little snacks both sweet and savoury. Read More