A TEENAGER from Llansilin has cooked up the recipe to a 'weird and wonderful' pie, and it has earned him the chance to represent Powys in having it made by an award-winning pie maker.

Bayden Edwards, 13 from Llansilin near Oswestry, has been selected by an expert panel of judges to represent Powys in the Peculiar and Preposterous Pie Competition, created by Vale of Mowbray, an award-winning pie maker.

He is one of two children shortlisted in the age 13-16 years category and in with a chance of being crowned the winner of the competition, which saw children get creative in submitting the design of their trailblazing pie.

Bayden said: “I’m ecstatic that I am a finalist.

"To reach this stage of the competition has made me more interested in food and flavours and makes me want to experiment with my cooking.

"I'm happy the judges thought the flavours I used in my pie idea would work together and the possibility of winning something for my school would be brilliant, fingers crossed I get the most votes."

Bayden’s unique pie recipe – for his creatively-named ‘Chobalti Boom Pie’ – is an inventive mixture of sweet and spice, with a hot balti pork curry then infused with rich chocolate sauce for a burst of a sweet flavour.

To complete his creation, Bayden has added chilli pieces on top of the crust, to add an extra kick!

Bayden’s flavoursome creation has made the final following selection by an impressive judging line-up of food experts including Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall, Yorkshire raised chef Doug Crampton, chef consultant Stephanie Moon, food writer Elaine Lemm, voted one of the top 50 food writers in the UK, and Mirela Caba, from Vale of Mowbray.

To vote for Bayden's creation, head to https://woobox.com/dgbnfm