April 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 3rd April 2010

World Events

Very successful pie club competition last Saturday.

Even the weather was fantastic. Raised almost £2000. £500 to the Parish Enviromental Group.

£500 Marie Curie Nurses, £500 to Heath Stroke Group £250 to Friendly Brass Band.

Snowed on the hills this week. Teenager killed in coach that slid on ice in Scotland.

Fuel going up and up.


Man Utd lose 2 – 1 in European Cup and 2 – 1 against Chelsea today.

Wayne Rooney has sprained his ankle.

Cambridge win the boat race.


Phil   Beautiful pie, right shape, colour, spot on 9 Andy Nice looking, crunchy pastry, lovely course meat.

Score   9.5/10

Tim   Well baked, full of meat, well seasoned. A really good pie.

Score   9.0/10 ( has Tim every given a 9 before?)

Kevin   Pretty presentation. Pastry a little thick. Fresh, moist, peppery, well filled.

Score   8.0/10

Mark   Lovely jelly, so well filled with meat it was over facing!

Score   9.0/10

Peter   A well made pie, crispy pastry, tasty jelly and succulent porky meat. Well spiced, A champion pie!!

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Hinchliffes of Netherton.

Price   Cost £1 but free this week,this years champion pie.

Average   9

Pie Meeting Saturday 10th April 2010

World Events

Election called, Tories look like they may win. Peter says outright. Mark and Richard say hung parliament. A pint on it.

Lenny Henry and Dawn French split up.

Malcolm McLaren dies at 64 years.

Polish President and most of Polish Cabinet die in air crash over Russia.

Cliff Richards’ first girl friend dies at 71 years.

Pope in more trouble over Catholic Church child sex scandal.


Alex Ferguson cross with Germany for the sending off of one of his players.

Don’t push it wins the Grand National.

David Heyes and Audley Harrison win their fights.


Phil   Not fresh,soft pastry, sticky top. Lovely jelly. Suculent meat. Needed more pepper.

Score   ??/10

Richard   Sticky pastry,coarse meat,nice jelly,well packed,salty.

Score   7.5/10

Mark   Soft pastry,sticky.Lovely meat.Needed more pepper..Nice jelly. A Brosters pie.

Score   8.5/10

Peter   Soft pastry,nice meat,needed pepper.

Score   7.0/10

Andy   Soft pastry,chewy.

Score   7.0/10

John   Pastry nicely browned.Soft well filled,coarse mea,tasty jelly,. Needed more spice.

Score   8.5/10


Fetcher   John

Fetch   Brosters farm shop.

Price   £1.00

Average   7.7

Pie Meeting Saturday 17th April 2010

World Events

Nick Glegg wins the party leaders debate on TV.

Icelandic volcano creates enough ash to prevent flights across Europe and beyond.

North Yorkshire postmaster charged with murder of wife in alleged raid on post office.


Man United. beat Man City 1 - 0 in final minutes.


John   Chunky pie, nice golden pastry, fresh. Well filled, firm chunky meat. Lovely jelly. Lacked a little seasoning.

Score   8.5/10

Phil   Crispy pastry, needed more jelly, Very fresh, needed more seasoning.

Score   7.5/10

Peter   Thickish pastry, but tasty and crispy tasty pastry. Succulent meat and nice jelly.

Score   8.0/10

Tim   Crunchy pastry, if a little soggy on the bottom. Coarse meat, pink and tasteless. No seasoning. Room for improvement.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   Well glazed, tasty pastry, very fresh. Nice coarse meat and good jelly. Needed more pepper.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Hopkins of Birkinshaw.

Price   95p

Average   7.5


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