A homemade pork pie is hard to beat. It makes a perfect picnic showstopper, starter or snack. And once you have got the hang of the recipe, feel free to experiment. Try different spices, fruits and vegetables in the mix and varying the shape and size of your pies.
My father is especially fond of the delicious jelly sandwiched between the meat and the crust (he always used to pinch mine.) Making a stock using collagen-rich pig's trotters means there is no need to add gelatine as it will form a natural jelly as it cools.