As Autumn finally arrives in Herefordshire, it’s the ideal time for our annual pie competition. Introduced by Dan three years’ ago, the event is fun-filled yet rather competitive! With recipes being discussed over workstations and much deliberating over sweet or savoury, today we got to taste the results!
The rules are simple, if you enter a pie, you can taste all the entries and cast a vote!*
With a win each in 2015 and 2016 respectively, there was stiff competition between Rebekah and Barrie, with Barrie hoping to ‘do the double’ with his fish pie!
There were also a couple of new entries from first time bakers – Ashley and Ben.
With empty dishes and a crumb-strewn table we can declare the first, second and third in the savoury and sweet pie competition………..drum roll………
1st – Barrie with fish pie
2nd – Rebekah with BBQ pulled-pork cottage pie
3rd – Mandy with chicken pie
1st – Mandy – key lime pie
2nd – Ashley – pear, cranberry and white chocolate pie
3rd – Michelle – lemon meringue pie
Congratulations to Barrie and Mandy for baking the tastiest pies and well done to all those who slaved over a hot stove!
*In fairness, there’s so much pie leftover everyone digs in!