We went to Maya’s friend Isla’s birthday party this weekend. As much as it was a lovely party for the kids and they had a ball, the highlight for me were these beautiful, glossy pork pies put on accompanied by mushy peas and mint sauce for the grown-ups.
They were bought that morning from Hinchliffe’s, Great Britain’s first ever farm shop (according to their website) just outside of Huddersfield. Apparently their home made pork pies are award-winning, having been named ‘Best in Britain’ in 2011, 2012 & 2014 (runner-up in 2013) by the Pork Pie Appreciation Society, and it’s easy to see why. They were served slightly warm and the pastry was glossy and crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. The pork filling was delicately flavoured and entirely free of gristle which, in my experience, is a rarity. There was also no jelly, something that always puts me off pork pies.