According to the American Pie Council the very first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. Early pies were predominately meat pies and originally appeared in England as early as the twelfth century. British Pie Week is a celebration of this historic meal that has brought so much joy to so many food lovers. The beauty of pies is that they are literally pastry packaged meals and you can fill your pastry with pretty much anything you like. I for one love my pies filled with meat which is why I was so excited to receive these Steak and Gunner ale pies from Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies as a gift to review.
Made with chunks of Scotch Beef casseroled with Gunner Ale, carrots and set on potato this is a wholesome, hearty pie. The crust taste delicious, flaky and fresh. The quality of the meat was really good, there was one chunk of carrot which probably could have been sliced up into smaller chunks. But even the minor imperfections like a chunk of carrot actually prove how authentic these pies are. The pies taste homemade!
Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies was established in 2005 in Coulter, a tiny village in the south of Scotland and sends pies across The UK. With a great range of pies there’s something for everyone, from meat lovers to vegans!
Visit www.simplesimonspies.co.uk to find out more.