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12 individual savory picnic pies

12 individual savory picnic pies

In episode 5 of Season 11 of The Great British Baking Show ™, the 9 remaining contestants were required to create twelve individual savory picnic pies. The fillings were completely freestyle, but the pies needed to be made using hot water crust pastry.

Prue Leith said of hot water crust pies "These are traditionally made with lard". Paul Hollywood added "The other element is butter which adds flavor."

Prue Leith "Hot water crust pastry is made by pouring ALMOST boiling water and melted fat into the flour."

Paul Hollywood "You've got to put filling inside that is going to (a) be moist in the mouth and (b) carry a lot of punchy flavours. Finally, you want a beautiful bit of crimping on the lid."

Prue Leith " Yes, you need to drop the lid INTO the pie where it will get trapped and won't rise up and fall off."

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