This month sees the return of British Pie Week – a celebration of pies in all their many forms.
Pies have long been a favourite in the colder months of the year and homemade varieties present a great opportunity to be both frugal and creative. Like soups, pies can be a fantastic way of using up spare meat and vegetables. Cheese, too, makes a tasty addition for very little cost.
Favourite British pies – such as meat and potato, cheese and onion, chicken and mushroom – all hint at their traditional rustic origins: for hundreds of years, families have been making the most of good, simple, staple ingredients through home-baked pies. The same is true in many other parts of the world: cheese and spinach pies in Greece; lamb and onion sfeehas in Lenanon; Bombay potatoes and spinach pies from India. The list goes on.
There are obvious, traditional combinations such as beef and onion, chicken and sweetcorn, chicken and mushroom, cheese and potato, cheese and spinach and so on, but sausage, peppers, asparagus and a whole host of other ingredients are equally tasty. KQF Halal Macon Rashers can also add a wonderful smoky flavour to simple favourites such as potato and onion, or any pie featuring cheese.
The choice is almost literally endless, but if you have any special favourites of your own, please let us know, or share them with us on Facebook.