I Spy Di’s Pies – Part 1

British Pies

Venue: Di’s Pies, 22 Victoria Street, Halifax, Yorkshire. HX4 8DF Facebook Site: Di’s Pies Pie: Corned Beef & Potato Temperature as eaten: Hot Rating: 8.9 I woke up this morning and had a hunger, a hunger for pie!  That being the case I decided to seek out a pie bakery I’d not visited before and found …

Accio Pie rather than Stupify

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Returning to the theme of Artisan Bakers and Clitheroe I was wandering up Whalley Road and spotted Mark’s Artisan Bakery and Pie Shop.  Although it looked a bit dark inside as I pushed open the door and stepped down into what I would imagine a bakery in Diagon Alley would be like, I quickly learnt …

Pork Pie and a Yellow Jersey

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Pork pies certainly are the current trend or could I possibly say flavour of the month. This is my third sampling in a row. And it came about by accident. During a cycle out towards the famous Crag Vale climb at Mytholmroyd, that which the Tour de France used in 2014, I was caught in …

A Pork Pie with Altitude

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La Patisserie and Bakery, Llandovery With the easing of lockdown measures across the home nations came the opportunity to sample not just a bit of freedom, but some locally produced pies. Always a positive. So while passing through Llandovery, near the Brecon Beacons National Park I espied ‘La Patisserie & Bakery’. A traditional bakery with …

Thomas Would Be Proud

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Ironbridge in Shropshire. While walking down Tontine Hill the main street from the car park ready to view Thomas Pritchard’s famous iron bridge, I spotted the shop front of Eley’s of Ironbridge – World Famous Pork Pies.  As you can imagine, my attention immediately diverted to the shop …

My oh pie! This is one to try.

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Do you like to, or want to make your own pies?  If you do, then here is one that is a little different from the traditional meat & potato or steak pies and is one that the family and I highly recommend. This is a recipe taken from “The Hairy Bikers’ Perfect Pie Book”, and …

The Art of Pie

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“Artisan”, defined as “a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.”. So, when I approached the Artisan Bakers in Clitheroe, I immediately knew that the pies would be handcrafted by a skilled baker.  The small shop opened in September 2020, quite a brave move in the middle of the …

Big Isn’t Always Better

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Venue: Manning’s, 33 Deardengate, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 5QN Facebook Site: Manning’s Bakers & Confectioners Pie: Mini Pork Pie Temperature as eaten: Cold Rating: 8.9 Manning’s Bakers and Confectioners of Rossendale have twelve shops across the North West of England, mostly in the Rossendale Valley, but all sandwiched between the M62 and the M65.  The one …

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