Melton’s Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe makes schoolgirl’s award-winning sausage rolls to be sold outside the shop in aid of Children in Need

Rebecca (7) with CarFest North sausage rolls vs Scotch eggs competition judges Stephen Hallam and Paul Hollywood
Rebecca (7) with CarFest North sausage rolls vs Scotch eggs competition judges Stephen Hallam and Paul Hollywood
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A seven-year-old girl will be selling her award-winning homemade sausage rolls outside Melton’s Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe on Saturday to raise money for Children in Need.

Rebecca Taylor won a sausage roll versus Scotch egg competition, judged by TV baker and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood and Melton’s very own star baker and managing director of Dickinson and Morris Stephen Hallam.

Rebecca, from Boughton, Northamptonshire, was at the Chris Evans masterminded Carfest North event in Cheshire with her parents in August and entered her homemade sausage rolls into the contest.

Her sausage roll was called “Appleeky” as it contained bramley apple, creamy leeks and streaky bacon along with pork sausage meat and seasoning.

Not only did she win the under-14 section, but she won the overall prize, beating the winners of the adults’ and professionals’ section too.

When he heard Rebecca wanted to raise money for Children in Need, Mr Hallam, who judged the sausage rolls, offered to make her delicious ‘Appleeky’ creations at the pork pie shop.

He said: “We’ve currently made 500 and by Saturday will have made another 1,000 for Rebecca and her team of 12 friends and family to sell outside Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, all for Children in Need.

“Rebecca is such a lovely girl and her Appleeky sausage rolls were such a popular winner at the show.”

Rebecca and her family are no strangers to the pork pie shop having previously received a pork pie making masterclass from Mr Hallam.

Rebecca’s dad, Mark, said: “A round of applause goes to Stephen and his team for their amazing generosity in donating their expertise, time and ingredients to make Appleeky. Melton should be very proud!”

Rebecca and her friends will be at the Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe from 11am on Saturday selling Appleeky in aid aid of Children in Need.

l For local events in aid of Children in Need see page 29.