cranberry top game pies

Are pies the ultimate comfort food?

If you’re in need of comforting food then a home cooked game pie certainly fits the bill. In dark January days (which are darker than ever during these difficult times) making a pie gives you something to concentrate on, something delicious to eat and is an ideal way of using…

recipe for venison pie

Recipe for venison pie

Here’s a venison pie recipe from Neil Molyneux, the head chef at the Museum Inn, Farnham, Dorset who used venison from the local Rushmore Estate.  Making the most of Dorset’s wonderful produce from coast and countryside, the two-rosette restaurant at the Museum Inn serves classic British dishes with a luxurious…

Gamekeepers pie recipe with haunch of venison

Berkshire venison, pheasant and partridge gamekeeper’s pie

Landlord Lee Hart is a keen Shot and runs the Dundas Arms, Kintbury. He says: “Our focus is seasonality and local produce. I’m a huge advocate for game and we always have four to five game dishes on the menu during the game season; we try and make game as…

recipe for humble pie

A recipe for humble pie by Tim Maddams

Recipe for humble pie Ingredients For the filling: 1 large onion, very finely chopped A good sprig of fresh thyme 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 4 fresh bay leaves ¼ pint of good dark beer One small roe liver (approximately 350g), sliced, larger tubes removed Two kidneys (tough…

Rabbit pie

The perfect recipe for rabbit pie

Ingredients: For the pastry: 200ml water 170g lard 450g PLAIN flour 1tsp salt For the filling: A little oil 1 onion, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 500g pork mince 2 large rabbit thighs, sliced and bones removed Small handful of walnuts, chopped Pinch of thyme 100ml game (or beef)…

Hare pie

Hare pie with sweet potato, carrots and cabbage

Ingredients for hare pie 4 hare legs (one per portion) 4 tbsp rock salt 1 tbsp cracked black pepper 600ml vegetable oil Filling from 4 large pork sausages 40g pistachio nuts, chopped 4 large prunes, chopped 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 measure brandy Salt and pepper 8 slices Parma ham…

Duck pie recipe

Duck pie recipe

Rich in flavour, high in protein and filling to boot, duck, like all game meat, is the go-to bird for those in the know. Wonder how those wildfowlers are able to keep their strength up and go out onto the foreshore time after time? You only need look at what…

rook pie

Rook pie recipe

Rook pie recipe: Top chef Mark prepares a seasonal, no-nonsense dish featuring young rooks in a pie.