Three North Yorkshire companies have created the perfect recipe to help celebrate National Pie Week. The Yorkshire Baker, based in Malton has teamed up with Hunters of Helmsley and the Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Abbey to create the perfect Yorkshire pie.
The tasty treat, which is called the Slow Roast Pork and Ampleforth Abbey Cider Pie has been made from the very best local ingredients. The filling contains slow roasted chopped pork shoulder, marinated with four herbs, added to a sauce made from onions, garlic, cream, gherkins and mustard. This is covered with the all important Ampleforth cider, fresh from the 100-year old orchard at the abbey. The filling is encased with a butter shortcrust base and topped off by a hand crimped puff pastry lid. These special pies will be available from Hunters of Helmsley Deli, based in the award winning town’s high street.
Owner, Chris Garnett said: “The aim was to collaborate with outstanding Yorkshire-based producers, who are passionate about their craft and who strive to create extraordinary products. We’re very lucky to have some amazing producers and suppliers on our doorstep. We love working with them to do something a little bit out of the ordinary”
The pies will cost £2.60 each and can be bought from Hunters, who won an award for the “best small shop,” at the House of Commons last year. They will be available during Pie week which ends on 13th March and afterwards.
Fr Terence Richardson OSB, Prior of Ampleforth Abbey added: “The apples are handpicked, pressed and bottled on site here in the Ampleforth valley and, as ours is a whole juice cider, the finished product has a refreshing taste and pleasant apple aroma which perfectly compliments the pork.”
Gill Ridgard, founder of the Yorkshire Baker, added: “The new ‘Slow Roast Pork and Ampleforth Abbey Cider Pie’ is something very special, and we hope that Hunters’ customers will enjoy it as much as we do!”
If you are in the area, why not pop in and try one!