We were recently invited to taste test a selection of pork pies from Yorkshire based pie makers, Vale of Mowbray. There’s no better way to eat a pork pie than as a part of a Ploughman’s Lunch which is essentially, The Boys favourite picky dinner! If you’re not familiar with our picky dinner it is just a way of eating lots of different foods and passing it off as a main meal. My Gran used to make them for me when I was a girl and then she did the same for The Boy until she passed away. It’s basically Bento, but without the box and the extra fuss. I’m certain we were doing it long before everyone cottoned on!The pork pies must be good. They need a good meat to pastry ratio and shouldn’t (in my opinion) have too much jelly. It’s a fine balance but Vale of Mowbray have it covered with the perfect amount of everything in each bite. The pastry is brilliant and holds the filling well. Overall, we really enjoyed the pies and we can honestly recommend them to you. You can find Vale of Mowbray pies in selected branches of Asda, Costcutter, Sainsbury’s, Nisa, Iceland, Booths & Tesco. For me, a Ploughman’s is all about the best bits of lunchtime being rolled into one. It’s the cheeses and the pickled onions. The scotch eggs and pork pies with pickle or chutney. The delicious combination of sliced meats and all my favourite bite sized salad bits alongside a nice chunk of crusty bread or a small baguette. So easy to make but so satisfying to eat! The whole meal can be put together in a few minutes. The only real effort needed is slicing the pork pies into small chunks and buttering the bread. Everything else can just be taken out of the fridge and put on a plate (or a serving tray if you’re feeding a few people)
Do you like pork pies?
Disclaimer – We received a selection of pork pies from Vale of Mowbray.
They were really yummy and we highly recommend them.
All opinions are mine.
I’m not swayed by free stuff