Let's celebrate British Pie Week

By Gill Hyslop contact

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It's that time of year again to celebrate the UK's ubiquitous love of pies. Pic: GettyImages/Say-Cheese
It's that time of year again to celebrate the UK's ubiquitous love of pies. Pic: GettyImages/Say-Cheese

Related tags: Pie, British Pie Week, vegan, Vegan Society, Frank Dale, Noble House Prepared, Mon Dessert, Pieminister, The Real Pie Company, The DIY Scotch Pie Company

Lockdown has given consumers plenty of time to get creative in the kitchen, with many Brits turning their hands to the much-loved supper: the pie. Research by OnBuy’s Food Department revealed the nation’s most loved pie was a fish pie, followed by a cottage pie, an apple pie and a pork pie. Traditional takes on chicken pot pies, banoffee pies and pecan pies were not far behind. With restrictions easing, consumers are again becoming time-restricted in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean they will have to miss out in celebrating British Pie Week (1-7 March 2021).

Vegan roast wild mushroom, leek & sage pie

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A plant-based pot pie packed with duxelles of roasted wild mushrooms, wrapped in leek and sage stuffing and accompanied by a roasted mushroom gravy. This pie comes from Noble House Prepared, with its kitchen headed up by Gordon Ramsay executive chef alum, Owen Sullivan. Another tasty offering is the Butternut Squash, Goat's Cheese & Red Onion Pithivier. Both have an RRP of £9.50 and are available for delivery (frozen) across the UK. Nobel House Prepared also deliver chef-made frozen meals, wine and fresh coffee.

Mini vegan pies (Vegan Society accredited)

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These mini morsels come with a choice of three fillings, including Rich Mushroom, Leek & Ale, and Country Vegetable with Swede, Carrot & Butternut Squash. The crumbly plant-based shortcrust pastry cases are topped with crisp light puff pastry lids. Frank Dale usually supply their pies to restaurants and pubs but as a result of the pandemic are now delivering the pies (frozen) directly to the doorsteps of hungry consumers across the UK. RRP of £5.99 for 12 pies (free next day delivery as part of a Vegan Bundle promotion).

Pecan pie kit

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Make this all American classic at home. Mon Dessert’s wholesome treat is gluten-free and can be made to be vegan, with an authentic hint of maple. The kit contains everything you need, including all the ingredients, a fluted tart tin and even an online video tutorial. The only ingredient required from you is butter (either dairy or plant-based). Based in London – with delivery across the UK – Mon Dessert’s founder Samina Courtin interprets culinary DIY kits differently. With simple recipe guides and video tutorials, customers can recreate professional-level pâtissier techniques without putting in the long training hours typically needed. Mon Dessert offers a range of gift subscriptions (£50-£100) and personal subscriptions (£19.95 per month), alongside the opportunity to buy stand-alone kits (starting at £26).

Limited edition Mothership kit

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Pieminister is inviting pie lovers to celebrate Pie Week with its limited edition DIY Mothership Kits. Available for two (£25.00) or four (£36.00) pie munchers, the kits include everything you need to build a feast at home. Choose your own filling, which range from Mooless Moo (Jackfruit Steak, Craft Ale & Black Pepper) to Evergreen (Spinach, Kale & Edamame with Garlic & Ginger) and Moo and Blue (British Beef Steak & Stilton), among others. The order even comes with mash, gravy, peas and crispy onions. The Mothership Kits have a shelf life of seven days, but will need to be kept refrigerated. Delivery is nationwide (excluding the Highlands and UK Islands). One lucky lover will also find a golden pie ticket in their order to win a year’s supply of pies.

NHS pie pack

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The Real Pie Company are inviting you to send a special Thank You to the NHS, while chowing down on delicious pies. For every order of the NHS Pie Pack special pie, the West Sussex-based producer will donate £3 to support the NHS during these difficult times. Choose your selection of hand crafted pies – ‘crammed to the crust’ with tender chunks of meat encased in a puff pastry top and a short crust base – including six Steak & Stout Pies, six Peppered Steak Pies, six Chicken & Ham Pies and six Chicken & Leek Pies. Available for delivery across the UK mainland, the Thank You NHS Pie Pack has an RRP of £24.00. Other pie packs, gift options and sweet bakes available, too.

Make your own Scotch pie kit

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The DIY Scotch Pie Company allows you to make your own, authentic Scotch pies at home. No fancy equipment is needed, just the kit, your choice of filling (traditional minced beef, lamb or venison … or what about macaroni cheese?) and pastry for the lid. The kit contains 12 standard, traditional shells (vegetarian versions are also available), a packet of the DIY Scotch Pie Company’s secret seasoning mix and a simple recipe to follow. The kits have a 90 day shelf life and can also be frozen. Smaller sized shells are also available, perfect for finger bites and cocktail parties. Delivery across the UK, as well as internationally, with an RRP of £17.95.

Cheese pie

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Get exotic with a börek, a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough such as phyllo or yufka (of Ottoman origin) typically eaten by locals in the Balkans, the South Caucasus, the Levant, and other parts of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Turkish producer Güllüoğlu only uses 100% natural ingredients, producing the individual cheese-filled pies under the supervision of award-winning chefs. The pies are packed in special vacuumed packages right after cooking and immediately shipped, arriving one business day in the EU and UK, and no later than two business days in the US. Güllüoğlu is also renowned for its baklava. RRP of a 170g cheese pie is £36.00.

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