Uncle Henry’s wins at the British Pie Awards 2019!
Uncle Henry’s are thrilled to announce that all 3 of their entries for the British Pie Awards 2019 achieved a winning place. Their Steak & Ale Pie which won Bronze last year, placed in the top three of its category and has been awarded a Gold and Highly Commended certification.
The other two pies entered by Uncle Henry’s were their Chicken & Ham which received a Gold and their Lamb and Mint Pie, which secured Silver, narrowly missing out on a Gold by one point!
Linda North, production chef at Uncle Henry’s says: “We are delighted that our hard work, skill and passion for creating delicious pies has been recognised at these prestigious awards. It is our third year entering the competition and to have been successful with all 3 pies for a second-year running is a tremendous result. We have just launched our own homemade pork pie at Uncle Henry’s which has had great feedback from customers and we will look to enter it into next year’s awards.”
Uncle Henry’s pies are available to purchase in the farm shop and can also be enjoyed in the cafe as part of their daily specials. Linda produces a wide selection of pie varieties including Steak & Kidney and a seasonal Game Pie.
British Pie Week takes place every year on the first full week of March and was started back in 2007. The British Pie Awards are a national celebration of British Pies in all their varieties and have been running since 2009.
It’s All About the Pie
The Pie is one of the icons of British cuisine. Savoury or sweet, hot or cold, the British eat around £1billion of them every year.The Awards are held in Melton Mowbray, the Rural Capital of Food, and hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association
For the purposes of the Awards a pie is defined as the following: ‘A Pie is deemed to be a filling wholly encased in pastry and baked’.
“The British Pie Awards is a celebration of the British Pie, recognising the craft and skills of those that produce them whilst promoting British produce and our regional specialities”
Aims of the award:
- To celebrate the heritage of the British Pie
- To protect and promote regional specialities
- To recognise the craft of bakers, butchers and other producers
- To support British produce
Pie Week Fun Facts
As a fully fledged nation of pie lovers, it’s a great fun awareness day to get behind and can be a nice way of getting all of the family involved in the cooking. With so many great recipes available it just falls to you to decide what kind of a pie lover you are – Whether it’s a savoury pie, a dessert pie, a crumble, a pasty or a pizza pie you can get a whole week of entertainment from attempting to make them, and even more fun trying them all!
According to the most common internet search results for what we Brits are looking at recipes for, here’s our top 10, love them or loathe them:-
1: Cottage Pie
2: Fish Pie
3: Shepherd’s Pie
4: Chicken & Leek Pie
5: Chicken and Mushroom Pie
6: Steak and Ale Pie
7: Meat and Potato Pie
8: Pork Pie
9: Steak and Kidney Pie
10: Corned Beef Pie
Happy British Pie Week!