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 …

Cissy’s Hand Raised Pie

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Venue: Cissy Greens, 30 Deardengate, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 5QJ Facebook Site: Cissy Greens Bakery Pie: Hand Raised Meat Pie (aka Cissy Greens Growler) Temperature as eaten: Hot Rating: 9.2   What a great way to end British Pie Week! It’s been a great week with some great pies eaten and reviewed. We hope you’ve enjoyed …

Double Review – Double Delight

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It’s #BritishPieWeek and with the global pandemic still raging and no un-necessary travel restrictions in place I decided to browse the internet for a local baker or butcher that made home-made pies on their premises that remained local. PJ Howarth & Sons of Flixton caught my attention with a Gold Medal Winning Pork Pie!  From …

Pure & Perfectly Prepared Pork Pie

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It’s a beautiful day, the sun is out and clear blue sky’s radiate across Manchester, the city whose bright rays of great northern soul have stretched out across the world over the last century.  Be it cotton, football or the incredible music it has produced and shared to the delights of all. The lockdown we …

A Pie Odyssey

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As it’s British Pie Week I decided I was going to “Zipping up my boots, I’m going back to my roots” and take myself off to Wildblood’s of Norden. Wildblood’s, an independent butcher, opened on Edenfield Road in July 2006 and recently moving premises to the site of the former post office which enabled an …

Spotted in Rochdale

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Venue: Smith’s Bakers and Confectioners, 764 Manchester Rd, Rochdale .  OL11 3AW Facebook Site: Smiths Bakers and Confectioners Pie: Meat and Potato Temperature as eaten: Hot Rating: 8.0 Smith’s Bakers and Confectioner is another one of those places that you pass by in the car regularly and say to yourself, “I must stop one day and …

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