I describe it as "200 years in the Baking"
With a heritage of six generations of Russian baking knowledge, my business, The Russian Food Company Limited, based in the UK, has created a multi-award winning 21st century version of the piroshki. Each pie is hand-crafted to suit the taste and ingredient preferences of today's healthy eaters.
The history of my enterprise goes back to my family's business started in the 1800’s in St. Petersburg, Russia. Now in Sheffield, I have revived six generations of old fashioned baking knowledge.
My dough recipe is at least 150 years old and like then I don't use anything other than traditionally milled flours without the addition of junk ! Also I buy ingredients from others in our area who also avoid the unnecessary contamination of their produce.
I use a minimum of mechanisation in the making of my hand-crafted Russian piroshki (pies). The results of this throwback to the old way of doing food serves me well.
Our Russian Pies have picked up a bunch of awards at The Great Taste Awards this year (2018) 3 star = Sea Bass & Cod / 2 star = Chicken & Chorizo / 2 star = Beef & Onion / 1 star = Salmon & Cream Cheese / 1 star = Chicken, Cranberries & Walnuts /
Also I have won 19 British Pie Awards in the last 3 years - including another Class Champion cup in 2018 and a Class Champion in 2017 for one of our pies - knocking the big brand 'Ginsters' into 2nd place. How satisfying was that ! :-)
My business is self-financed though we recently won a £25,000 investment from an Accelerator programme. This year is our best ever.
Uniquely, no other food company in the world marries authentic Russian savoury pie making traditions to modern British taste.