I’ve mentioned Bray’s Cottage pork pies before (lots).
Because they are simply FAB.
I even worked on their stand at the NEC Good Food Show helping to introduce the Bray Co range of pies to the masses (naked, chorizo, onion marmelade and chill jelly)
But I’d never had a hot pork pie before. EVER.
Not a Bray Co one or anyone elses.
Last night I fixed that by baking this beauty.
It’s a Brays Cottage 3lb pie. ‘Naked’ flavour (a bit like a traditional pork pie only miles better). Baked from frozen.
Eaten hot with piccalilli.
Ever since tasting Brays Cottage pork pies I’ve been avidly following what they are up to on Twitter in the hope that they will be coming to a stockist near me soon.
Today that hope got a teeny bit nearer when they launched their Pie-aggio van at Fakenham Races.
I’m not sure its quite up to a trip to London but I’m dreaming they’ll launch a fleet of them to brings pies to the whole country.
Meanwhile I shall be looking out for it if I venture up to Norfolk.
The other day I was lucky enough to get a package in the post containing 2 pork pies from Brays Cottage.
Lucky because these pies have a great reputation and double lucky because they had sent them to me in return for a favour I did them, how kind is that?
I’m a bit of a fan of pies of many types and am especially fond of pork pies. Sadly it’s not that easy to get great pork pies these days most of them are bland and claggy.
But not these ones. Oh no. I knew they were going to be good when I lifted the lid to a lovely pork pie aroma. The pastry was crispy and tasty and not too thick, the filling was moist, porky and spot on. And a great pocket size pie. It’s not called the perfect pie for nothing.
My only complaint – I wasn’t allowed to eat both of them, husband snaffled one for himself!
Next time I think I shall order a larger size.
Fancy one yourself: http://www.perfectpie.co.uk/
Want to read about pies of many types: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pie-Edible-Janet-Clarkson/dp/1861894252/ref=sr_1_1?ie…