Stand Proud By Your Pie – and Win. Upload an image of you and your pie to Instagram, tagging @VonShef_uk along with #VonShefStandProud to be in with a chance of winning a VonShef 1260W Stand Mixer.
At the end of the week, our Guest Judge, London-based pie artist Jo Harrington, will select her favourite entry. Jo has completed custom pie art for global brands and knows just how to put a new spin on traditional pies, so if you need some inspiration – follow @Jojoromancer.
Plus, check out some of our past winners and entries here:
Jo’s Best Pie Making Tips
If you are thinking of entering, Jo has a few tips when it comes to clever pie creations:
- The most important thing to remember when making decorative pies is to chill your pastry. Start with cold butter and water, chill the pastry before rolling, chill it after cutting, and chill the entire pie before baking. This will help keep the pastry neat and tidy and will reduce distortion as it bakes.
- If you haven’t done pie art before, start with cutting shapes from your pastry offcuts and use them to add a bit of flair to your pie lid. Flowers are always popular, but if you don’t have cookie cutters, hand cut leaves can add a rustic charm.
- It’s about having fun – if your design doesn’t turn out how you’d hoped, you can always try again (and in the meantime, enjoy eating the pie you just made!)
- The dough hook included in the VonShef Stand Mixer is perfect for dense mixtures such as short pastry.
To find terms and conditions of the #VonShefStandProud competition please follow this link - https://www.domu.co.uk/competition-terms-conditions