British Pie Week


British Pie Week takes place every year on the first full week of March and was started back in 2007 by Jus-Rol.

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!

However what defines a pie below is a list of the top ten internet pie search recipes

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

Now many would say the top three do not qualify as a traditional pie as they do not have a pastry (although fish pies can be made with either a pastry topping or potato).

Restaurants all around the country are baking pies to celebrate this week, with many different (and exciting) fillings.

Only a few miles from Gorselands we have an award winning pie restaurant The Handmade Pie and Ale House in Weymouth so next time you are enjoying your Dorset self catering holiday be sure to visit them