The Rugby World Cup 2015 commences today, Friday the 18th of September and will be hosted this year on home soil. The England team need the support of home fans and whether you're watching from home or make it along to the hallowed grounds of some of ruby's most inspiring pitches, you'll need some very English sustenance to keep you going. To that end, The English Provender Co has come up with some of the best recipes for snacks and nibbles to watch each match, beginning with these delicious Pork and Piccalilli Pies!
*Pork and Piccalilli Pies*Makes 12
*Cheese and Caramelized Red Onion Muffins*Maes 10
*Mustard and Horseradish Beef Cobbler*Serves 4
salt and pepper to season100g butter, diced (7 TBS)
Dry fry the mince with the onion in a large pan with a lid, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the meat is browned. Add the carrots and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes more, then stir in the flour. Add the stock and wholegrain mustard with horseradish, bring back to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Transfer the mince mixture to an ovenproof dish
Meanwhile for the cobbler, sift the flour into a bowl and season. Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrums. Stir in the parsley and cheese. Make a well in the centre, then add the milk and gently bring together to make a soft and pliable dough. If it is too dry, add a little more milk.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 5 mm thick. (about 1/4 inch). Cut the dough into 16 rounds using a 5 cm pastry cutter. (2 1/2 inch). Reroll the trimmings and cut out more rounds until all the dough is used up. Arrange the circles of dough on top of the mince. Brush with the beaten egg.
The English Provender Co Posh Piccalilli - Naturally delicious and perfect for picnics! Perk up your sausage rolls, pork pies & scotch eggs.
The English Provender Co Caramelized Red Onion Chutney - An award winning Caramelised Onion Chutney! Naturally delicious with just about everything! It’s gorgeous with quiches, scrumptious with scotch eggs & makes an outstanding addition to any sandwich!
The English Provender Co Wholegrain Mustard with Horseradish - The perfect combination of wholegrain mustard and our famous grated hot horseradish.