By Veggie Tom
I’ve tasted Higgidy’s Moroccan Vegetable Pie… should you put one in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
The blurb reads: “Roasted aubergine, feta and lentils with a spiced tomato sauce in a seeded shortcrust pastry case dotted with carraway seed.”
OK: Where were these high quality bake-at-home pies when I was growing up in the 80s and 90s? Friends’ parents would panic when the veggie kid was coming round for tea – ‘what on earth do we feed him?’ I’d have been over the moon with a nice bit of pie, and all they’d have had to do was whack it in the oven.
The tasting note: Higgidy pies really are superb. Great flavours, lovely pastry, nice ingredients… the list goes on. The filling in this one is a deeply flavoured, very nicely spiced mix of aubergines, tomatoes, lentils, onion and feta. It’s just lovely.
The full ingredient list: Spiced Tomato, Aubergine, Feta and Lentil Filling [67%], Seeded Shortcrust Pastry [25%], Glazed Puff Pastry Star (6%), Caraway Seeds, Spiced Tomato, Aubergine & Feta: Chopped Tomatoes 34%, Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid, Onion, Roasted Aubergine 13%, Feta 11%, Lentils 10%, Garlic Puree, Brown sugar, Ginger Puree, Olive Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Ground Coriander, Cumin Seed, Fennel Seed, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper. Seeded Shortcrust Pastry contains: Wheat Flour, Water, Butter, Non-Hydrogenated Vegetable Shortening, Medium Fat Hard Cheese, Poppy Seed, Sesame Seed, Cayenne Pepper. Glazed Puffed Pastry Star contains: Wheat Flour, Free Range Egg Yolk Glaze, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Emulsifier: Mono & Diglycerides, of Fatty Acids
Can you eat it? Suitable for vegetarians, but contains gluten, wheat, eggs, milk and sesame seeds. May contain nuts.
Should you put it in the trolley? Lovely pastry and a cracking filling – full of deep, nicely spiced flavours. A little Moroccan cracker.
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