The pies have now been ordered for the next meeting of the LPPAS will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 4th September at The Black Bull. This time the pies will be from West Lancashire with pies from St Helens & Poulton-le-Fylde. The last meeting was our best attended so far and Monday promises to be another excellent night for pie lovers.
A superb night was had by all at The Great Lancashire Pork Pie Off. Pies of all shapes and sizes, from across Lancashire, were devoured by a ravenous crowd. The pies were washed down with Black Edge Brewery’s excellent Pie PA made specially for the event. The Pie PA sold out, but the enjoyment continued with an excellent set from Andy Mudd. Well over £200 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support putting us on track to meet our target of raising £500 for the year.
The pies were of a very high quality. Despite the quantity there was very little left at the end of the night. As the saying goes ‘It’s the taking part that counts’, but nevertheless there was a huge amount of local pride at stake and there was fierce interest in who would be crowned champion. The voting was close but, in the end, Andy Neil of Chapeltown was a worthy winner. Andy Kernick, who definitely would have won the prize for biggest pie was a close second, while third place went to Gordon Cain.
Following on from crowning the best home made pies in Lancashire in The Great Lancashire Bake Off we are back to our normal quest to find the best pork pies on sale in Lancashire and so the pies have now been selected for our next meeting which will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 3rd July at The Black Bull. Walmesley’s have been on top for a long time now. Can we find a pie to replace them at the top?
As usual all are welcome.
In one week’s time the winner of the inaugural Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off will be crowned. If you fancy yourself as a Star Baker there’s still time to enter your showstopper, but the deadline is fast approaching. The full details of what should be a great evening are below:
To enter your pie either complete a simple entry form in The Black Bull, Edgworth or just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details. There is a £5 entry fee, which is payable on the day. All proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Full details can be found here: Pie Off Rules
Don’t worry if you’re not a baker though. We will need as many tasters as possible on the day to help us crown Lancashire’s star pork pie baker.
To help wash the pies down we are proud to announce that Black Edge Brewery have made a special brew designed to complement the pies on offer. pIe PA is a pale, citrus, hoppy beer that is bound to go down a treat with the pie aficionados. Furthermore Black Edge have donated a barrel to support the event and so the more we drink on the night the more that will be raised for Macmillan Cancer Support!
As if beer and pies aren’t enough, once the champion has been crowned entertainment will be provided by vocal entertainer and comedian Andy Mudd. Andy will provide the perfect finish to what we hope will be a great evening raising money in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The rules and entry details have been announced for the Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off:
Rules and Entry Details
The event is open to all in Lancashire. The proceeds raised by the event will be given to MacMillan Cancer Support and so we encourage as many people as possible to enter. The rules are designed to reflect this.
There is a £5 entry fee for all entrants. This is payable on the day.
While it will be possible to enter on the day, for planning purposes, it is strongly recommended that all competitors register their entry in advance. This can be done in person at The Black Bull or via Email at email@example.com All that is required to register is name and contact details.
In order to encourage as many entries as possible there are few strict rules that competitors must adhere to. For judging purposes entrants must supply a minimum of 4 individual pies or 1 large pie that is divisible into at least 4 portions.
Submission on the Day
Judging will commence at 8pm. To facilitate this Pies must be brought to The Black Bull between 5:00 and 7:30 pm on the day. (Suggest pies are delivered/stored in the side room until 8:00?)
On receipt, pies will be allocated their own individual ID. The judging will then be ‘blind’ such that judges will have no knowledge of the provenance of the pies Judging will commence at 8pm. Entrants can take no part in the judging process. The judging panel is currently being assembled from a combination of local pie experts and ‘celebrities’.
There main award will be given to the best home made pork pie in Lancashire. The winner will receive a trophy and a prize donated by the brewery. Further awards will be made for best pastry; best pork and best jelly.
Pies not consumed in the judging process will be made available for purchase on the night at a provisional fee of £2 per pie. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.