COELIAC Australia has endorsed the latest meat pie from Beefy’s. Beefy’s Gluten Free Signature Steak Pie is the ONLY Coeliac endorsed steak pie in Australia.
Local Pastry chef and owner of Beefy’s Mark Hobbs said, “The pie was created really as a labour of love.”
“This may come as surprise to you but as the local Sunshine Coast family business behind Beefy’s Pies, we have never been able to give our own pies to our son. How ironic – right?”
“Our third child Michael was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, just prior to his third birthday, ten years ago.”
“And one of the biggest problems that you face when you or a loved one is first diagnosed with the disease is that you tend to focus on what you can’t eat. And eating out or buying takeaway food is a particularly challenging time for the whole family.”
“We wanted our son Michael to feel ‘normal’ in his own home, so we made it a rule that we would all support him by going gluten free each dinner time, which meant NO Beefy’s pie nights!”, he said.
During the latter part of 2013, with so many new gluten free flours available, the Hobbs family felt it was the right time to perfect their own Gluten Free pie. After much experimenting and tweaking, they adapted their award winning recipe into their new Gluten Free Signature Steak Pie.
“As parents, we wanted nothing more than for our son to enjoy his very own Beefy’s pie for the first time.”
“Essentially, in order for our pies to be endorsed as safe to eat by those with Coeliac Disease, our pies have been independently tested for their gluten level and then endorsed by Coeliac Australia.”
“Our gluten free products are produced at a specific time on separate or shared equipment that is cleaned systematically and inspected prior to the production of our gluten free products. They are then individually packaged to ensure zero cross contamination from our other products.”
“Flavour is our number one priority as there are a lot of pretty ordinary gluten free options in the market place currently. And the final result, well Michael loves our Gluten Free pies!”
Beefy’s released their new Gluten Free pies in Buderim last week, at Aussie World and Cannon Hill this week and throughout the rest of their stores from mid March.
For more information about Beefy’s and their award winning pies visit www.beefys.com.au.