Like many men, Hubby loves what he calls a ‘proper’ pie – a pastry bottom and top with a good packed filling, not a casserole with a puff pastry top.
On the Isle of Wight we have many fab food producers, and Woodfords Butchers in Bembridge Link is a good old fashioned ‘proper’ butchers that make the most amazing pies – light, flakey pasty, jam packed with meat, in our case tonight, steak, but they do a whole range.
I am a big advocate of make it from scratch, but It’s one of those things that I couldn’t make cheaper, they are expensive compared to a mass produced Pie at £5.60 for a family size one, but the quality is worth it.
I will put it in a hot oven for 25 minutes and whilst it’s heating through, I chop and boil some potatoes till tender and make mash potatoes, a few peas and some gravy – easy, filling and flipping Lush 😇
Please pop into your local butcher if you get the chance, I know people who have never been in one as they are worried about what to order, have a chat with the staff, see what looks good and buy something local once in a while – it will be worth it x