Steak & Mushroom Pie (rude garnish optional)

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!

Steak and Mushroom pie

Pages from the Hairy Bikers cookbook
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. 


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  1. 20th June 2012 / 3:34 am

    Great first blog. As a big fan of the Hairy Biking Duo, pies, and cooking, I need that book in my life.
    Asia just doesn't do pies!

  2. 20th June 2012 / 8:55 am

    teehee thanks Paul.. I love reading your blog.. mine may not be as geographically far reaching but hopefully still amusing! X

  3. 21st September 2015 / 4:32 pm

    This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.


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