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There’s only one way to celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week – with a Pie!

18th April 2017

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Determined to create gluten free pies that Coeliacs would genuinely love, it took months of rolling, mixing, baking and tasting before Pieminister felt ready to launch their gluten free pie range last year.  It was well worth the wait.  All three pies have been heaped with praise from customers who can’t get enough of Pieminister’s exceptionally good gluten free pastry and top food awards judges have been impressed too; the pies triumphed in the Great Taste and British Pie Awards, with the Gluten Free Heidi scooping the top 2016 British Pie Award as Free From Pie Champion.  The judges for the Great Taste Awards were quick to praise their gluten free pastry, which they said Pieminister had ‘absolutely nailed’.

To celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week this May (8th – 14th), Pieminister have joined Coeliac UK’s Gluten Freevolution serving up three award winning pies and promoting a gluten free menu in their restaurants to support the eating out campaign.

Tristan Hogg, Pieminister co-founder and MD says “We’ve been making pastry for 13 years and have been developing the perfect pastry for pies during this time.  Our next challenge was to make a gluten free pastry that was as good, if not better, than our classic pastry.  And that’s exactly what we’ve done.  We wanted to make a gluten free pie range that Coeliacs could really enjoy and we’re delighted with the results – the Great Taste award feedback from the judges was the icing on the cake (or gravy on the pie!)”

The three pies have been certified by Coeliac UK and are available in Pieminister’s St Nick’s café and in their Broad Quay and Stokes Croft restaurants as part of a dedicated gluten free menu.  Offering lots of choice for Coeliacs, the menu includes pre-pie nibbles and two ‘naked pie’ Skillets baked and served in cast iron pans.  There’s the Captain Nemo:  a sustainably sourced fish pie and the Peas & Love: a vegetarian Pea and Paneer curry with a Bombay Potato top.  Like the pies, these mains taste great on their own or with your favourite gluten free side.  For pudding?  Try the raspberry ripple sundae, with homemade raspberry compote, vanilla and raspberry ice cream, meringue and toasted almonds.

You can also order your hot gluten free pie feast to take away through Good Sixty, Bristol’s new online platform for the city’s best independent food stores and restaurants.

The gluten free pies can also be bought to cook at home at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Market, and the Better Food Company in St Werburgh’s and Whiteladies Road.  Or to have them delivered direct to your door; buy them online at www.pieminister.co.uk in boxes of 6 or 12.  You will also find them in selected Waitrose branches and Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.  Or order them online through Ocado.

Pieminister’s gluten free pies are made in a gluten free-specific kitchen in-house in Bristol which is tested to ensure there is no gluten present.  The gluten free pies are cooked separately and kept apart from the Classic pies to prevent cross-contamination.  In addition, to prevent product mix-up, the Gluten Free pies are crimped differently to their non-GF counterparts to make them easy to distinguish. 

Pieminister’s Gluten Free Moo is made with British Beef Steak & Savernake Ale (a gluten free Stout from the Kennet & Avon Brewery in Wiltshire).  Pieminister’s Gluten Free Ranger is made with free range British chicken and free range British ham with leeks & thyme.  Pieminister’s Gluten Free Heidi is Vegetarian Society Approved and made with award-winning Somerset goats cheese, sweet potato and spinach.

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