Hollywood brings TV to Hopetoun

Paul Hollywood with Hopetoun Farm Shop staff
Paul Hollywood with Hopetoun Farm Shop staff
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Hopetoun House has been selected out of hundreds of locations as the venue for a new BBC cookery series starring master baker Paul Hollywood.

The Hopetoun Farm Shop was selected for a filming session to form part of the Pies and Puds programme which launches on Monday, November 4.

With a commitment to quality home reared produce Paul chose to focus on the Hopetoun game – concocting the Hopetoun Raised Game Pie, a mixture of rabbit, partridge and pheasant in a water crust pastry.

The filming will form part of a 45-minute programme with star appearances from farm shop staff who got involved in the cooking and tasting.

Hopetoun Farm Shop master butcher Derek Mackintosh led the visit providing information on the various different types of meat available at the shop as well as assistance on the cooking of the game meat and discussion on the importance of choosing local and seasonal produce for best results.

Following a visit to the shop, Paul was given a tour around the grounds of the Hopetoun Estate by Lord Hopetoun who gave insight into the rich heritage of the Hopetoun kitchens dating back to the 1700s.

Lord Hopetoun said: “We were all thrilled that Paul chose to visit Hopetoun as part of his new series. 
Exploring the seasonality of our game and other produce we also investigated the history of food at Hopetoun from the 1700s through to the present day. Food is a huge passion of the family, which is why we opened the Hopetoun Farm Shop, and I am very proud that it is the ingredients from the Hopetoun Estate which make up Paul’s fantastic Raised Game Pie.”

nPies And Puds is a 20-part cookery series which sees Paul cook three mouth-watering recipes in each show. He produced a pie and pudding but in between, he’ll creates something a little bit different, inspired by an expert guest.