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Posted by valeofmowbray on 14th Mar 2018 10:15am

Pork Pie & A Pint

Pork Pie & A Pint

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A pork pie and a pint have long been two of our great loves. Is there anything more satisfying after a long day than settling down with a pork pie and a cool beer? In this blog, we've given you our a beer based recipe for our beer dip that will be delicious when coupled with the humble pork pie - we were recently trading ways we eat the pork pie in Vale of Mowbray HQ and discovered a few new ideas to share with you of how we all enjoy our pies!


Ingredients
  • 80ml of your favourite beer
  • 2 packs of soft cream cheese
  • 1 packet of ranch salad dressing mix
  • 220g grated cheddar cheese

 

Method
  1. Grab a large mixing bowl and beat together the cream cheese, beer and salad dressing mix until it’s smooth – you can skip the gym after this arm workout!
  2. Stir in the grated cheese
  3. Taste – if you’d like more beer in for added flavour, pour some more in, only a little at a time so your dip isn’t too runny! (If it goes runny – add some more cheese to help soak it up a little)

This beer based recipe is incredibly easy to follow and make and will make watching sports games with friends even more enjoyable. It does come with a warning though; when you’re an amazing host and put effort into providing yummy platters of food, your house will become the official favourite hang out spot. If this happens and you need constant ideas for new and exciting foods to eat with your favourite pork pies – make sure to check our recipe section weekly for more delicious recipes. Since we like fuss-free, easy to make food, our recipes are always incredibly easy to make and, of course, go perfectly with a pork pie (but then, what doesn’t!)

This is such an easy recipe – a three step process towards a delicious dip! What beer is your favourite that you’d drink alongside your snack? We’d suggest a cold craft beer – we always love a craft beer as the flavours are always more refined and intense. We also love a flavoured craft beer; have you tried a beer from the Whitby Brewery in North Yorkshire? Beginning as a microbrewery in 2013, their brewery is just by the iconic (and spooky) Whitby Abbey! Aside from the delicious beer, we were drawn to their fantastically themed Whitby names of the beers; ‘Black Death,’ ‘Fossil Fuel,’ ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Whitby Whaler’ to name a few.

Which of our pork pies would you enjoy the beer dip with? Keep it plain with a traditional plain pork pie, or try a flavoured one such as the pork and pickle or – if you’re a big fan of cheese, match the cheese in the dip with a cheese and pickle snack pork pie. If there’s a big group of friends at your gathering – pull out the show stopping county and Grosvenor and egg pork pies which you can allow guests to slice themselves their own portions – perfect for sharing!

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