Search

Mouth-watering competition: Have your pie creation made by Romford pie and mash expert

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 March 2014

Stacey McDowell will create the winning pie

Stacey McDowell will create the winning pie

Archant

Your chance to get in to the pie hall of fame is finally here. Whether you think the time is right for a chicken fajita or a full English version, we want to hear from you.

We’ve enlisted the help of expert pie maker Stacey McDowell whose family has been in the trade for three generations.

Each day he makes more than 1,500 pies at the McDowells Pie and Mash Shop, Market Place, Romford and could be making your dream creation.

Mr McDowell will separate the pie-tastic from the simply pie in the sky ideas and will decide on which one deserves a place on one of his plates.

So, what do you need to remember when creating a pie?

“Don’t go made with lots of ingredients,” he said. “Keep it simple and don’t have more than five things. It’s also got to be quite deep and not too salty. Try and get a bit of different texture in there too.”

Over the years, Mr McDowell has experimented with different pie flavours including Thai curry and apple and rhubarb.

“People really enjoy a fruit pies as it’s a bit nostalgic for them. We’ve had all sorts of pies, everything you can think of. The vegetarian ones are surprisingly popular too.”

A brief survey of the Romford Twitter and Facebook accounts found some serious pie-fanatics out there. Some top ideas already suggested are from Billy Green who wants a bacon and bourbon pie and Joanna Jones who thinks the time is right for a sausage, caramelised onion, apple and cider pie.

Chicken also seemed to be a firm favourite with Kimberley Fraser going for one with bacon and cheese and Natalie Thain wanting a chicken vindaloo pie.

Over on Twitter, ideas were a little more unusual.

Kyle Palmer wants a full English breakfast pie and Debbie Richards wants a roast dinner version.

More outside the box, was John Milton who just wanted beer and ale in his liquid lunch version while Dave Wol wants magic beans in his – a nice idea but a bit difficult to make.

Send us your ideal pie ideas by twitter @romfordrecorder, email news.desk@romfordrecorder.co.uk or call 020 8477 3826.

0 comments

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Romford News Stories

17:21

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing teenager who frequents Romford Ilford and Chigwell.

Havering’s brilliant young people have been rightly recognised at last night’s fantastic Jack Petchey Awards.

A young entrepreneur who started his console repair and modifying business at just 16 years old, says he’s “the best” at what he does.

The borough’s engineering hopefuls look set to receive a huge boosts to their futures as plans for an £11m Havering College construction centre have been unveiled.

In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

Yesterday, 15:43

Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has blasted a housing association’s “constant failure to provide quality services” after Orchard Village residents were left without running water for almost 24 hours.

Yesterday, 15:13

Tube drivers are to stage a 24-hour strike next month after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over working conditions.

Yesterday, 12:51

Search engine optimisation (SEO), a process to make sure customers find your business online, is a key tool in a small business’s digital marketing arsenal.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now