Gordon's delicious pork pie recipe is perfect for a buffet, picnic or grown-up lunch box
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Know-how - Seasoning cold dishes
Gordon says: Whenever you make a dish that is to be served cold, you need to season it more than usual as chilling will dull the flavour. Make a small burger out of the mix, fry it and taste for seasoning. Slightly over-seasoned is perfect.
Know-how - Adding cooked meat
These pies are a great way to use up Christmas ham. You could also include leftover strips/cubes of turkey, chicken or game bird, as well as a handful of shelled pistachios, some chopped prunes or chopped, dried apricots.
Know how - Gelatine
You don't need to use gelatine but if you want to this is a good tip to improve the taste of the jelly. Gordon says: As I boil my own ham, I freeze ham stock to use for the jelly. If you have your own ham stock, boil it down by two-thirds to concentrate the flavour. You can also use homemade chicken stock that has been boiled down by half.