The world of baking couldn’t believe it last night after a vegetarian dish took first place at an awards ceremony.
Mooless Pie contains a vegetarian jackfruit “steak”, gluten-free craft beer, and black pepper.
It beat competition from 975 other entries to be named Supreme Champion at the prestigious British Pie Awards, held in Melton Mowbray, Leics.
The pastry was created by Bristol-based Pieminister.
But Simon Bell, owner of a butcher’s shop in Bermondsey, south-east London, said: “It’s amazing how a traditional meat pie doesn’t win.
“It feels like the contest organizers are trying too hard to be woken up. There was a wide selection of meatloaf that they could have bought instead of this one.
“Although, Pieminister has a reputation for making delicious pies.”
And Michelle James, owner of Raymond’s Pie and Mash in Eltham, South East London, said: “If I put it in my shop, no one would eat it.”
Matthew O’Callaghan, President of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, said: “This is a wonderful cake, it looks delicious and has a beautiful golden crust.
“The cake is very crispy, complemented by a moist, delicious filling and the balance of flavors in the cake is just right. To date, gluten-free baked goods have always been compared unfavorably with other baked goods.
“With this cake, gluten-free cakes are now on par with any other.”
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