These are not just your ordinary pies! We make our pies and squiches with the same care and quality that you and I do in our own kitchens, we don’t use additives to make the pastry quickly, we use a fridge and let it relax overnight. We use butter and enrich our pastry with free-range eggs, most pie makers use margarine because it’s cheap. All our meat is hand cut by master butchers, not machinery and we work really hard to source our ingredients as locally as we can with the majority of our meat, milk and cream being organic and coming from the Goodwood Estate.
We’ve created the pies with outstanding quality ingredients and the pastry really does taste amazing when cooked in the oven but if you really can’t wait, you could give your pie a couple of minutes in the microwave, just check it’s piping hot in the middle but honestly, a microwave doesn’t do it justice.
Yes, we enrich our luxury shortcrust pastry with local free-range eggs and we also glaze our pies with egg too but the Squash, Spinach and Feta (vegan) pie is 100% meat and dairy free. Our packaging also declares it as an allergen.
Yes, all our products freeze beautifully and if freezing your pies and squiches, we would recommend cooking from frozen. All the details are supplied with your order, with cooking instructions usually on the box but to summarise, we recommend that you pre-heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan) gas mark 4, remove all packaging, place squiche or pie on preheated baking tray and cook for 45-50 minutes from frozen.
All the pies and squiches arrive in an individual box with the relevant cooking instructions for both chilled and frozen. We recommend that you pre-heat the oven to 180°C, (160° C fan) gas mark 4, remove all packaging, place pie on preheated baking tray and cook for 25-30 minutes from chilled, 45-50 minutes from frozen.
With the exception of the vegetarian/vegan pies (not squiches), we don't use any ingredients that contain preservatives except for the use of wine which contains sulphites as declared on our ingredients, but most wine contains sulphites.
All the pies and squiches arrive in an individual box with the relevant cooking instructions for both chilled and frozen. But essentially we recommend that you pre-heat the oven to 180°C, (160° C fan) gas mark 4, remove all packaging, place pie on preheated baking tray and cook for 25-30 minutes from chilled, 45-50 minutes from frozen.
Our meat is not Halal but the majority is single sourced and is organic from the Goodwood Estate. Organic farming is recognised as having particularly high standards of animal welfare, the animals are not routinely and indiscriminately administered anti-biotics and steroids and are all naturally outside bred. Our chicken is British and free-range.
The pies will arrive to you with an 6-day chilled shelf life and 6-months frozen. The squiches will arrive with a 4-day chilled shelf life and 6-months frozen.
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Not yet, but we’re working on it, so please do check back regularly to see how we’re getting on. Currently we don't have enough space for a totally separate gluten-free area.
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