A POSH pie maker is hitting the mark with a range of award-winning veggie pastries.
Harvie’s Pies are on sale at Harrod’s and have taken shopping channel QVC by storm.
And now they’re winning over the conservative palates of lovers of steak and kidney and meat and potato with their exotic fillings.
Carol Harvie’s booming baking business at Nercwys, near Mold, has picked up a silver with their Moroccan vegetarian lentil pie at the British Pie Awards and soon to join it on the shelves is a sweet potato, spinach and goat’s cheese creation as well as a courgette, basil, feta cheese and pine nut pie.
There’s still plenty of room in her ovens for the more familiar flavours and her mouth-watering range includes steak and stilton, steak Wellington and steak peppercorn, cream and brandy.
But she also does sweet pastries – a raspberry and almond frangipane is another recent award-winner – as well as breads, including sourdough, and rolls.
Carol has seen sales rocket but she’s staying true to her principles and bases her success on imaginative flavours and a retail policy which relies on local markets and face to face sales to customers.
She remains a stalwart of the Llangollen Food Festival, organised by the Cadwyn Clwyd Rural Development Agency, and will be there again this October and she is signing up for a special visit to the Food Technology Centre in Llangefni to keep abreast of the latest food retail developments.
She said: “It’s a brilliant facility there and has plenty to offer local food producers whether it’s marketing help or technological support and advice. I’d advise anyone to take advantage of their services.”
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For details on the Llangollen Food Festival go to http://www.llangollenfoodfestival.com.