Hedgerow pie

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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If you are a bit of a forager you probably won’t miss the opportunity to make the most of the abundance of blackberries in autumn. This pie is the perfect way to use your harvest, though it is equally good when made with a mixture of other foraged fruits like damsons or elderberries — take your pick.


For the Pastry

  • 110 g soft butter
  • 135 g caster sugar
  • ½


To make the pastry, cream together the butter and sugar by hand or using a mixer. Sieve the baking powder and flour together and stir into the butter mix with the salt, then slowly pour in the cream until well mixed. Leave to chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Roll the pastry out on a floured table to about 3mm thick. Cut a disc large enough to line an 18 x 3cm deep loose-b