At Pavitt’s Pies we take great pride in the humble pie and understand the effort that goes into making a truly great handmade pie.
All of our savoury pies are made with flaky pastry. This pastry is handmade in our kitchen using flour, lemon juice (just a small amount to inhibit the formation of gluten), butter and lard (or vegetable fat for our vegetable loving friends).
We strongly feel that the quality of pastry supplied in pies has been overlooked for too long, so we have made huge efforts to create a pastry that is crispy and light on the outside yet soft enough in the middle to absorb the lovely flavours in our fillings.
To achieve the desired amount of flakiness the pastry is rolled and folded by hand three times to produce almost 80 separate thin layers of pastry. When cooked these layers separate into crispy light flakes.
We have a fantastic range of fillings that have been perfected after months of testing in our pie labs, these delicious fillings include traditional English favourites and others with a modern twist. We also ensure that there is as much choice for the non-meat eaters out there as well, although feedback suggests that the meat eaters love our veggie fillings just as much!
Seasonal special fillings
We are always looking for and testing new fillings, some of the successful ones have made it into our seasonal specials:
Spring – Chicken and asparagus (using Burwash Manor Organic Asparagus while it is in season from May – June)
Bonfire night – chilli con carne
Christmas – parsnip, chestnut and cranberry (v)
Christmas – turkey, chestnut and cranberry