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 a selection of breads, we bought some, quiches, we bought some, and homemade pies, and yes, we bought some.
I went for the small pork pie. But it was far from small, with a very solid case of thick, hand crimped shortcrust pastry. It looked perfectly golden and would form the perfect snack after a climb up local Pen-y-fan.
The filling left no gaps, with little or no jelly and the meat was the perfect shade of pink. It seemed that the crust and full filling didn’t make this a ‘claggy’ eat. No, it was succulent and welcome after a long ascent of the county’s highest top.
I may drive back through Llandovery as I head in search of other bakeries.
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