February 2010   




Artisan Class


1st Honley Village  Butchers – pork, chorizo, goats cheese & sweet chilli sauce 
2nd Keith Dyson – full English breakfast
3rd Honley Village Butchers – pork, chicken & stuffing
4th J. Thomas of Helmsley 
5th E. Middlemiss – pork, stuffing & Yorkshire chutney


Traditional Class


1st Hoffman’s of Wakefield 
2nd Wilson’s of Crossgates, Leeds 
3rd Broster’s of Lindley, Huddersfield.
4th Honley Village Butchers, Huddersfield.


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Pie Club Meetings 2010

Pie Meeting Saturday 13th February 2010

World Events

Big push in Afganistan.

Gordon Brown cries on TV.

Ex president Clinton has another heart op.

BT have biggest pension deficit ever.

Greece in trouble will the Euro survive?


Winter Olympics begin in Vancouver. Luge competitor dies in practice.

City struggle against Stoke 1 – 1

Rugby International France thrash Ireland Scotland beaten by Welsh.


Kevin    Healy well packed pie, soft thickpastry, lots of jelly in meat, needed more spice, fresh.

Score   ??/10

Mark    Freshest pie ever had and needed cooking! Doughy pastry, flavoursome meat, needed more spice.

Score   5.0/10

Richard    Fatty dog meat. Did not like the pastry.

Score   4.0/10

Peter   Spongy meat blending into the pastry. Soft pastry,well filled needed spice.

Score   6.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Elite Meatsof Harrogate.

Price   £1.15

Average   5.7

Pie Meeting Saturday 20th February 2010

World Events

Readers Digest folds because of pension liabilities.

Mayor of Halifax gave character reference to a man on road rage charge.

Rishworth School pupil has designed the new 50p coin.

Government had to borrow money in January. We are in the same place as Greece.

Barclays make  record profits.

Flu vaccines useless says new report.

Falkland oil upsets Argentina who wants to restrict shipping access.


Gold medal for Britain in women’s skeleton bob at Montreal Winter Olympics.

Tiger Woods says sorry for affairs to his fans. Presumably he apologised to his wife first.

Manchester United beat AC Milan.


Peter   Soggy pastry,little spice,no taste in jelly,slightly poky meat. Not impressed, uneven meat distribution.

Score   4.0/10

Phil    Pale,fresh but spongy,tasty pastry.Good meat. Lancashire style pie.

Score   7.5/10

John    Lancashire type pie. Looked like a volcano.Big,liked it,fresh tasty granular meat.

Score   7.0/10

Kevin    Lancashire pie? Too pale. Pastry undercooked. Too much jelly. Granular meat.

Score   6.5/10

Mark    Novel pie,like a tart. Soft pastry,pale and too cold. Lots of tastless jelly. Had some pepper in the meat.

Score   6.5

Richard    Liked the meat,unusual looking. Sweet pastry.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Richard

Fetch   Guardian recommended pie from A Cheshire pie from JJJ Heathcote of Poynton.

Price   £1.20

Average   6.4

Pie Meeting Saturday 27th February 2010

World Events

Earthquake near Chile, over 100 dead. Tsunami to hit Hawaii in an hour or so.

South America all get behind Argentina about the Falklands oil.

Royal Bank of Scotland paying big bonuses even though they lost money.

Republican dissidents set of bomb in Newry Northern Ireland.

More snow in Scotland.


Wayne Bridge refuses John Terry’s handshake.

Manchester City beat Chelsea 4 -2

Portsmouth go into administration.


Bob    Needed brown sauce. Not fresh, crumbly, big void between pastry and meat. Not good, soft pastry. No jelly.

Score   5.0/10

Bob    Supermarket pie. Monster size, felt like a pillow. Soft thick pastry, little jelly, coarse meat, lacked spice, dry crumbly pastry.    

Score   5.0/10

Peter    Dry,thick and soft pastry. Not much jelly, Meat was lean, too compressed.

Score   6.0/10

Mark    Big, did need brown sauce, soft pastry, well filled needed pepper. No jelly.

Score   6.0/10

Phil    Looked good and crisp. Wobbly on picking up. Soft pastry. Enjoyed the firm meat.

Score   5.5/10

John    Big pie,bring out the Branston, soft pastry. Firm meat, not much flavour. Not fresh.

Score   4.5/10

Kevin    Big, soft, lots of meat,no jelly no spice, would have been perfect with peas. Not fresh. Liked it.

Score   5.5/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Toppings of Ramsbottom

Price   95p

Average   5.4


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