- Meat pie thread.
Just had the best meat pie since my Mum died (cos she made the most awesomest pies) from our local butcher. Went in & there he was trimming the pastry on a steak & ale pie ready for the oven. So I bought 4 & had them with chips, peas & gravy tonight. I’m still salivating at the thought of the next one. Or two.
Tell us about your meat pies!
EDIT. I didn’t eat all 4 pies, just 1 1/2.
Posted 4 years agobobbyspanglesMember
I really enjoy making pies. Used suet for a proper steamed steak and kidney recently, easier than I thought with great results of light pastry with oozing, rich and gravy. Making hand raised pork pies today with the goal being peppery pastry. Will be scoffing them alongside homemade cider and honey mustard.Posted 4 years ago
Feeling hungry now.binnersSubscriber
It’s actually against the law to drive past Westmorland without stocking up on pies. Or if it’s not, it should be!
A good pie is a thing of beauty and awe! On a controversial, non-carnivorous pasty product front, the landlord of the pub near us (the Major in Ramsbottom) makes the best cheese and onion pie in the known universe. It’s so full of tangy Lancashire cheese tastiness you could actually weep with joy while eating it
He also makes proper babies heads, which are also a joy to behold!Posted 4 years agojonah tontoMember
i have some hot water crust (pork pie style) pies that i made in the week. first go at that kind of pastry and i nailed it.Posted 4 years ago
they are full of pheasant, bacon and leek. with a blackcurrant spiked gravy set into a jelly.
just got in from a ride round whytes and im gonna scoff a whole onetrail_ratMember
Had venison pie from beautiful mountain for dinner yesterday but for te most part shove yer pies. Its all about flemings steak an gravy bridies! The shandy drinking southerners winnae get it but the scots will agree- lovely thin the bridie.
Good mid ride snack if ouw ere doing the tour of angus 🙂 and anyone thats done the snow roads will know the restoritive power of the farfir bridies alex gets in for the hall at the end.Posted 4 years agoAlanMc100Member
Next time you’re in Keswick, try the steak pies at Thomasons Butchers …. fantastic (& almost as good as the famous Cow Pie at the George Hotel).Posted 4 years ago
But the real gem at Thomasons is the Game Pastie ! They never seem to have many of them, so they sell out fast – When we asked the proprieters (who we refer to as Phil & Grant, as they bear an uncanny resemblance to the Mitchell brothers !?!), what was in the pasties, they just said “whatever they had collected from the roadside on the way in to work that morning”.
Clearly not true in these days of rather strict food hygiene , but we still go in and ask for a “Roadkill Pastie” to set us up for a days riding.
living in Wigan I should be the last word on pies…(Wiganners are known as pie eaters). but I’m a geordie and not that fond of them. Far too healthy..
but let’s try this….
Wigan Kebab – Pie on a stick.
How do you know if a Wigan bird’s had an orgasm? She’ll drop her pie.
I’ll get my coatPosted 4 years agotomasoSubscriber
There is a little bakers pie shop in Morecambe – Thurwells – that does the most amazing pies. Not at all fancy or posh but the pies a superb.
The Potato and Meat has a bisuity crumble to its shortcrust pastry that can only be achieved by some hideously unhealthy lard or dripping type fat. This is the perfect winter warmer of a pie and teaches the impatient a painful lesson with a scolded toungue – they are pipping hot! The filling is a good balance of meat and diced potato.
The Steak and Kidney also has amazing shortcrust pastry but it is more flakey than the Potatoe and Meat. Rich and meaty inside…mmmPosted 4 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Hired a canal boat for a trip on the Llangollen Canal, dureing which we stopped off at Ellesmere in Shropshire, and on the recommendation of the guide book sampled the pork pies at Vermeulens. Lovely. In fact, being at the helm of a canal boat, driving through Shropshire, vermueln’s pie and cup of tea to hand – bliss.Posted 4 years ago
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