Pieday Friday – Bottomless Harvest Pie

After going foraging on a blackberry walk last weekend, today’s blog post is the result of that walk. I decided to combine the blackberries with apples (cooking apples are abundant in the garden at the moment) and make a bottomless pie. What does that mean? It means that I made a blind-baked pie base and […]

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Pieday Friday – A collection of fruit pie recipes

There’s no better pud than a pie, I reckon. A generous slice of hot fruit pie served with slowly melting vanilla ice-cream is a dream come true. Or on chillier days, a steaming stream of custard poured on top of the crisp pastry is just what the doctor ordered. And when you’ve finished your pudding, […]

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The Great British Bake Off ~ My recipe for beef & ale pie

Today I’m a little later than usual sharing my recipe for the Great Blogger Bake Off, but here it finally is! Today I’m enjoying a delicious beef and ale pie which I’ve made (with a lot of help from my husband – the king of beef!) using a great local ale and tasty seasonal ingredients to […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Perfect pastry

As a savoury fan, I love pastry but it can be one of those recipes that either turns out great, or goes horribly wrong. It’s something that I’ve got wrong many times over the years but I’ve now found a recipe that never fails and it’s from my favourite Bero recipe book. The book offers recipes […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Make your own cook book… or read mine!

Ever thought of putting your favourite recipes into a beautiful book you can give as a gift or pass down the generations? Blurb is a company that lets anyone create beautiful books from their favourite content, and get those books shipped in any quantity (even just one copy). I had a go at making my […]

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Pieday Friday ~ British Pie Week

British Pie Week runs from the 3rd to the 9th of March and I see that as the perfect excuse to bake a pie over the coming weekend. I’ve listed a few of my favourite pie recipes so perhaps you’ll try out one of these tasty dishes below and treat the family to a hearty and sometimes […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Seasonal asparagus & ham pie

It’s that time of year again – Asparagus season! You can find it everywhere and there’s so much in our local supermarket that it is forever being reduced to clear at the end of the day. So I’ve been working out new ways to eat seasonal asparagus and I’ve concocted this summer pie recipe, including […]

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Pieday Friday recipe – roast dinner pie

There’s nothing better than a great big Sunday roast, in my opinion. And Easter weekend is one of the times during the year that I can pretty much guarantee that we’ll be rustling up a roast dinner. We’ll probably have a lovely roast chicken (or even a small Turkey – hey, it’s practically another Christmas!), yummy […]

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My favourite Friday Pieday recipes for National Pie Week

This week is National Pie Week – what more of an excuse do you need to try out one of my Pieday Friday recipes and treat the family to a hearty and sometimes surprisingly healthy meal? So I’ve pulled together my favourite recipes and here’s a summary of the best pie recipes below (just click […]

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Pieday Friday – a traditional fish pie recipe

I’ll admit it, I’m not  a big fan of fish. A tin of tuna, I can cope with. But real fish – nope. Too many scary bones and scaly skin and how do you cook it? However, my family do like fish, and if that’s what my mum wants, that’s what I’m going to cook! […]

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Pieday Friday – Slow-cooked beefy pie for USA’s National Pie Day

It was National Pie Day on Wednesday this week! Unfortunately, it was the American National Pie Day, but I didn’t let that stop me making this yummy meaty pie for our dinner to celebrate (do I ever really need an excuse to bake a pie?!) The meat in this pie is super-tender and flakes apart […]

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Pieday Friday – Message on a pie…

Although I love a good ol’ traditional pie, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with customising it a little! Really, the exciting part of the pie is the filling, so why not give the crust a chance to shine with a little pastry decoration makeover? It can be on a savoury or sweet pie top, and can even […]

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Pieday Friday – Turmeric chicken pie recipe

I saw this recipe on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week and decided to give it a go. I’ve adapted the recipe a little as I wanted to include more veg in the pie (the original only has chicken and peas). I made my own shortcrust pastry but ready-made pastry is just as good, and its […]

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