Are you a fan of pork pies? Do you love the traditional British classic, the Yorkshire pork pie? Well, you’re in luck! This recipe will guide you through the process of making a delicious and authentic Yorkshire pork pie in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 500g plain flour
- 200g butter
- 150ml water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 500g pork shoulder, diced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
To make the pastry, start by sifting the flour into a large mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub it into the flour with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Gradually add the water, mixing with a knife until the dough comes together. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s smooth, then wrap it in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
While the pastry is chilling, make the filling. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the diced pork shoulder and fry until browned. Add the sage, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir well. Leave to cool.
Assembling the Pie
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Roll out two-thirds of the pastry and use it to line a 20cm pie dish. Spoon in the pork filling and press it down firmly. Roll out the remaining pastry and use it to make a lid for the pie. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg and press down to seal. Cut a small hole in the center of the pie to allow steam to escape. Brush the top of the pie with more beaten egg.
Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Yorkshire pork pie is traditionally served cold with pickles and mustard. It’s perfect for picnics, packed lunches, or as a snack.
If you want to mix things up, you can try adding different herbs or spices to the filling. You can also experiment with different meats, such as chicken or beef.
This Yorkshire pork pie recipe is a classic British dish that’s easy to make and delicious to eat. With a little bit of effort, you can create a savory pie that’s perfect for any occasion. So, what are you waiting for? Get baking!