With the stock, the filling and the pastry, making your own pork pie can seem like a daunting prospect. But get stuck in – the finished product is a thing of beauty and well worth the time to assemble.
When life feels rather busy, the hustle and bustle of preparing for the Christmas onslaught, there is something quite wonderful in taking time out to craft something with real care.
Warm pastry shaped, like a potter on a wheel, the scent of pork and spices in the air. Making a proper pork pie has become a Christmas ritual in our household, and so it is with pleasure I share this nostalgic recipe for a proper festive pork pie.