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Murray’s Butchers Steak Pie

My mate, Paul aka Northern Casual found himself in Glasgow again recently. I received the following message: “I’m going to a butchers/deli nearby, on their website it says they sell homemade steak pies so if they’ve got some in, do you want some to try?” Is there ever likely to be a negative answer to this question from your correspondent

October 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Judging at the 2021 British Pie Awards

It was once again a pleasure to attend the British Pie Awards in Melton Mowbray this week. The previous awards were held in March 2020, just a matter of days before the country plunged into the first of several lockdowns and the world changed for bakers, and indeed most people, everywhere. This year’s event was moved from March to September

September 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

McGraddie’s Scotch pie

John W McGraddie’s Butchers Scotch pie Scotch pies are popular in the central areas of Scotland. They have a distinctive tin shaped side to them and a loosely placed top crust. They are usually made with mutton and heavily seasoned with salt and other spices. In some senses, they are not dissimilar to the pies of my youth in North

August 26th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

McRobb Butchers Wigan lobby pie with beetroot

I paid my first visit to McRobb’s Butchers on Saturday, primarily to get BBQ gear but of course, there was no way I was leaving without a pie. McRobb’s are based in Chorley, Lancashire but also have an outlet in a nearby retail centre, where I have previously bought their meat but now, they have a shop in the centre

June 16th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Slattery’s Meat and Potato Pie

Slattery’s are somewhat better known as a cake maker and patisserie these days. My good lady, who is not a proficient pie eater, has been known to go there for afternoon tea. Nevertheless, way back in 2012, they came highly recommended to me as a quality North Manchester pie maker, from a friend at FC United, one Maurice Twomowers, so

June 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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