Topping to present Queen with birthday pie

19 April, 2016

Yorkshire family bakery The Topping Pie Company has baked a Queen’s Pie, which will be delivered to Her Majesty on 20 April.

The Royal chef at Windsor Castle will receive the Queen’s Pie on 20 April ahead of the monarch’s actual birthday on 21 April.

The Doncaster-based bakery developed the pie from an original recipe by Maggie Topping, who took inspiration from Victorian pies. The 2.2kg Queen’s Pie is a three-layer combination of pork and game.

Maggie Topping’s recipe teams British Red Tractor-approved pork meat with a double layer of duck breast and guinea fowl breast, marinated in mandarin orange segments, juice and orange curd, and a layer of mandarin orange, Cointreau and orange juice stuffing, topped off with mandarin orange segments.

Roger Topping, managing director of The Topping Pie Company, said: “We decided to celebrate our monarch’s special birthday by baking a pie to an original recipe created by my wife, Maggie, whose love of home baking really changed the landscape of our business.

“We are delighted to be given permission to deliver it to The Queen’s chef for her to enjoy.” 

Earlier this month, The Topping Pie Company launched a new range.





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