Recently made redundant and with a love of cooking, eating and drinking here I am typing from a medium sized Leicester-shire village in a small flat somewhere near you (in the grand scheme of things). Welcome to my chatter about all things food related.
Last night my brother and step brother came round for dinner. At their request I made a pie. Not any old pie, a Hairy Bikers steak and mushroom double crust pie. In my mind, every pie should have a pastry garnish and on this occasion I felt the need for something comedic. So, pastry penis it was. Granted, I went over the top with my egg wash but I’m sure you’ll agree it looked pretty tasty!
I understand that the Hairy Bikers aren’t necessarily considered the height of culinary excellence but I tell you now, their ‘Perfect Pies’ book is a revelation in my house. I’ve made dozens of pies from it and find the recipes simple and easy to follow. Well recommended!
On Saturday night we’re out for dinner at the Pillings Lock Marina near Quorn, Leicestershire. They have a new chef who was excellent at her last place so high expectations! I will report back..
I think I’ve written enough for my first post.
OVER AND OUT!