So eventually I manage to get round to writing a blog post about our first meeting on 10th December... The run up to Christmas has been rather busy.
Our first meeting was really lovely... After so much worry (will anyone turn up at all? Will far too many people turn up?!), it was such a relief and a proud moment to meet everyone and eat some very marvellous pie.
So our venue was Flat Caps Coffee. This place is a great little find, really cosy and with exceptional coffee. It's on Ridley Place, in a new age kind of shop called Elula. You go into the shop, then down the spiral stairs into a coffee scented sanctuary of calm. The owner was really accommodating and provided us with facilities for making both custard and gravy and half of his cafe in return for a few bits of gratefully received pie.
I made my Christmas pie, a savoury affair stuffed full with turkey, sausagemeat, chestnuts, apricots, and cranberries. I make this pie every year at christmas time and it always seems to go down well.
Matt made his award winning apple and raspberry pie. You can read all about why it is award winning at my baking blog, Baking Beautiful. Note the very thoughtful decoration.
Nancy brought a rhubarb and custard crumble topped pie, Lisa brought her delicious game pie, Caren brought an amazing salmon and watercress pie, and Claire and Sam brought along a hearty, cheese topped cod and prawn pie.
There was actually very little left afterwards. Conversation flowed brilliantly and a good time seemed to be had by all. All that is left now is to show you some photos, and of course look forward to the next meeting.
|Apple & raspberry pie, and rhubard & custard pie|
|Christmas pie, salmon & watercress pie, cod & prawn pie, and game pie|
|Yours truly. "Let them eat pie"|
Hope to see you at the next meeting. Look out for announcements!