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British Pie Week – Day 5

Day 5’s installment is another Pieminster offering, this time with meat!!

I can’t believe we’re at day 5 of British pie week already, I’m actually ashamed at myself that I’ve eaten 5 pies so far!  Bang goes the diet!  It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if Mr Gourmand had been here as I could have just had a nibble while he did the tasting!

The Moo pie (£3.50) apart from having a fantastic name is a british beef steak, real ale, fresh herbs and rich gravy pie.  Rather different from the Heidi pie as this one contains meat!

Seconds after this picture was taken the crispy onion sprinkles were picked off and shoved in my mouth!

Although the photograph of this pie makes the filling look super runny, the pie could actually be held in the hand to eat.

The steak was so tender, in fact it was melt in the mouth tender.  The gravy was rich with a hint of spice and herbs.

The pieminster guys know how to make pastry, like the Heidi pie the pastry on the Moo was crisp on the outside and soft inside, not too thick and was simply delicious.

The next steak pie I eat has a lot to live up to!

Pies can be purchased from Waitrose (Where I got mine) or http://www.pieminister.co.uk/

British Pie Week – Day 4

Day four of British Pie week sees a new brand and new flavour

Todays pie is from Pieminster and is a meat free pie called the Heidi Pie (£3.50).

The Heidi pie contains goats cheese, sweet potato, spinach, red onion and roasted garlic.

The Heidi pie, looked very appetising, I’m a sucker for that glossy egg wash look!

Once the pie had been cut open I could smell the goats cheese straight away, Mini Gourmand was helping with this taste test and as someone who doesn’t like goats cheese I was very surprised to see she had eaten her half and not noticed!

Mini Gourmand felt that there were not enough herbs in her pie but that couldn’t have put her off too much as it was gone in the blink of an eye!

On my first bite of the pie, the first flavour that came through was the garlic, the sweet potato helped to mellow this out and although I could taste the goats cheese I didn’t find it at all overpowering.  The pie had a bit of a kick but only slightly, this was probably due to the chilli flakes.

I was glad that I could hold the pie in my hands unlike yesterdays offering!

The pastry was crisp on the outside and soft inside and held together perfectly as the filling was quite moist.

Mini Gourmand had devoured her pie before I’d even started and I was getting some strange looks from her as I made mmm sounds while chewing!

I would never thought to pick a vegetarian pie before but I’m glad I did as this was delicious.

Pies can be purchased from Waitrose (Where I got mine) or http://www.pieminister.co.uk/