Can there ever be the perfect pie? Well on a recent trip to the Mango Tree Indian Restaurant in Kirkby Stephen I may just have tasted it. An Indian restaurant you ask? Yes, well actually I found out afterwards that the ‘pie’ had been hand made in Ramsbottom down in Lancashire (always a good sign!).
First – what a surprise ! The ‘pastry’ was a blend of light golden hues that gave way cleanly when cut into revealing a fresh, firm filling. No soggy bottom on this one! But before I get to the taste I have to describe the detail on the ‘pie’. I’ve mentioned the golden hues of the ‘pastry’, which was crimped uniformly at the edges and 3 small vents cut into the top. The symmetry was perfect as was the sugar paper logo of a certain British Pie Association.
This ‘pie’ had been expertly designed and made by Cake Craft at Ramsbottom. The lady responsible pays particular attention to detail to each of her creations but that doesn’t detract from the filling. A soft luscious madeira sponge hides beneath the decorated edges. Exquisite! Our party of 16 who sampled (well devoured!) this ‘pie’ all gave it a truly well-deserved 10 out of 10! Well done to Cake Craft of Ramsbottom.
And of course Happy Birthday to Mark our most prolific reviewer of “real” pies from all of here at the British Pie Association.
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