Product Type: Pukka Food
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Pukka Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Author Name: JonathonCross
Pukka Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Advantages: Buttery pastry, deep filling
Disadvantages: Not always on offer!
I adore pies... (Perhaps too much) I love particularly love chicken and mushroom pies especially (I especially love these.) I came across these in a fish and Chip shop in Norfolk (I re-fuse to eat takeaways no thanks to Jamie Oliver so I never eat there chips or cod- but I am quite happy to have a brand name pie as there is no hydrogenated oil involved!) I have also been told the great quality of the pies- so I took my opportunity!!!
Taste; The pies are absolutely wonderful. The pastry is crisp and flaky and deep. Once you open up the treasure chest of the filling, you will find large pieces of moist succulent chicken breast and juicy satisfying mushrooms. The sauce also hints flavours of spice. I must also say that these pies also have a deep fill filling- this means there is not so much pastry that could cancel out the delicious filling.
Heating Instructions; Please be PATIENT DO NOT microwave... "Good things come to those that wait" as Pukka themselves say!!!!
From Frozen- Leave the pie in its foil container and heat the pie at 190 Celsius (gas mark 5) for 50 minutes.
From chilled; Again keep the pie in its foil container and heat the pie at 190 Celsius (gas mark 5) for 25- 30 minutes
Smell; I found the pastry to smell rich with butter. Upon opening the lid I was greeted by a rich smell of cream and mushrooms with a hint of thyme. I was therefore pleasantly surprise considering the value that they offer!!!
Packaging; The pie comes in a cardboard box in a tin container. The container is packed with information the most important information is....
Nutrition; I was mildly surprised with the low calorie content for a large pie. Though I guess this is because it contains more filling as a ratio to the pastry. This to me strengthens my confidence in the quality. On top of that they contain no Hydrogenated fats which is great, which is a surprise for a cheaply priced pie!
Calories per pie approx. 226 grams- 475 calories- Not to bad considering the weight
Fat per pie- 29.2 grams
Saturated fats- 11.3 grams (amounts to all that butter in the pastry!!!)
Value For Money; You can normally find these at most large Tesco's they can be found on offer for just £1.00 each!! This makes them suburb value for money. Even when they are not on offer they only cost around £1.25, which, for such a good pie is still good, value in my opinion!
(A slightly older version on Ciao is published by jjcross. I shall soon update that though!)
Summary: The best Pie on sale!!!
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