A PIE maker is offering a year’s supply of its new cheese and onion variety to the winner of a photo competition.
Holland’s of Baxenden, one of the region’s best known pie and pudding makers, is asking people to submit quirky and cheery photos for promotional posters.
The person who submits the winning entry will win enough pies to eat one every day for a year.
The best photos will be featured in a gallery on Holland’s website and on the website of our sister paper, the Manchester Evening News. Earlier posters have featured old photographs and scenes from 1930s pubs, but Holland’s says it wants local faces to be part of this year’s campaign.
The new recipe, with an emphasis on local ingredients, has been developed with the help of the Holland’s Pie Panel, a crack team of amateur tasters.
The panel includes Andrew McCrimmon of Accrington, who said: "It’s been great to have been able to play a part in the development of Holland’s new cheese and onion pie.
"The old recipe was, of course, a firm favourite with many in the North West – including me. But the use of real cheese from Lancashire really enhances the flavour. I’m certain everyone will think it’s a great improvement."
The new pie is the first from Holland’s to win Vegetarian Society approval.
Holland’s boss Neil Court-Johnston said: "Traditionally, we have used old black and white pictures like you see on quirky greetings cards, but we don’t want to be restricted to just that.
"The entries can be chirpy, cheery or even downright cheesy. The evolution of Holland’s pies and puddings is about creating perfect recipes to attract a wider range of people without losing any of our original following.
"That means revisiting our original 158-year-old recipes, to create the Best Ever Authentic Recipe range."
Anyone interested in submitting their photos should visit www.hollandspies.co.uk