Paul Hollywood Bake Off Masterclass Raised Game Pie recipe

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry make a delicious raised game pie on The Great British Bake Off Masterclass 2015.

Paul says: “A game pie always makes a spectacular centrepiece and this handsome example is amazingly straightforward to make – especially if you buy mixed game meat ready-prepared from a good butcher.”

the ingredients for the filling are: 2 banana shallots, finely chopped, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, 700g mixed, boned, diced game meat, such as venison, rabbit, pheasant, pigeon and boar, 200g minced pork belly, 200g back bacon, rind removed, diced, 2 tbsp Madeira wine, ½ tsp ground mace, ½ tsp ground allspice, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 2 tbsp chopped thyme and salt and white pepper.

For the hot water crust pastry: 450g plain flour, 100g strong white bread flour, 75g cold, unsalted butter, cut into roughly 1cm dice,½ tsp salt, 100g lard, plus extra for greasing and 1 free-range egg yolk, beaten, to glaze.