For goodness bakes – it’s British Pie Week!
British Pie Week runs from 6th – 12th March 2023 and it’s one of the most delicious weeks of the year!
Is there anything more comforting than a homemade pie? Just picture beautifully golden pastry encasing scrumptious rich, sweet or savoury fillings… apologies if stomachs are now rumbling! Ours certainly are.
This celebratory week was actually established by Jus-Roll in 2007 as a marketing campaign to celebrate all things encased in pastry. The British Pie Week concept really took off and now many bakers, butchers, restaurants and shops nationwide take part in the annual event which occurs in the first full week of March.
A brief history lesson – although pie-like dishes have been around since the ancient Egyptians, the first British ‘pyes’ were created as a solution to make nutritious food last as long as possible on lengthy sea voyages.
However, the hard pastry crust was rarely eaten and served its purpose well of keeping the meat fillings fresh. Thankfully, as a nation we have evolved the 12th-century recipe into the incredibly versatile and appetising dish it is today.
Us Brits LOVE pie, did you know around 75% of the British population eat a pie at least once a month?
That’s a lot of steak and ale… which could get a little repetitive.
Instead, you could celebrate this national tradition by baking our delicious Chicken & Chorizo Pie.
I look after communications and marketing at Dairy Diary. I’m a busy mum and love home baking and cooking for my family. In my spare time I enjoy visiting the theatre, eating out with friends and exploring the great outdoors!