Saturday 18 November 2017

Pierate Pie Night 2017

Pierate Pie Night raises some "dough" for Charity!

Sandy and the Pierateers
Sandy and the Pierateers!
It's only right that we celebrated our 8th Birthday in style - with what else but a pie night! And while there were a few last minute hitches - not most the oven in the hall we were going to be using being written off! - we were able to still go ahead with the night by hosting it at the home of one of the Pierateers! It was a delight to see 36 pie fans (including Pierateers Rob, Sam and Tim) enjoy pie and mash alongside one of the stars of Great British Bake Off 2015, Sandy Docherty! All in all, I think everyone had a great evening and the lid on the pie, so to speak, was raising a whopping £358 for charity Action Against Hunger.

We'd like to say a massive thank you to all those who came to our Birmingham Pie Night and particularly our star guest Sandy Docherty for coming down and to Chris from MyPie London, who generously donated the pies so that we could raise more money for charity. The guests loved them and could see why the Steak and Ale pie is number 1 out of over 625 pies in our pie rankings!

We were delighted to be able to enjoy pies that Chris from MyPie London sent us for our Charity Pie Night! Now our number 1 pie maker on Pierate, taking the top spot since our 6th birthday, Chris holds the number 1 and number 2 spots in our pie rankings!

His Steak and Ale pie scoring 6.61/7 has beaten off the com-pie-tition of over 600 other pies to top our pie rankings!

Our apple and blackcurrant pie!
Sandy was a great guest, sharing some of her tips at the start of the evening and even helping us peel the potatoes beforehand. She kindly brought two homemade pies with her to be raffle prizes. We also were gifted a few Pieminister vouchers for their new(ish) Birmingham pie shop for our raffle and someone even went away with their very own Pierate mug! We were also grateful to Ruth and Sarah for bringing a number of homemade pies for our dessert, alongside our own attempt at an apple and blackcurrant pie.

It was a great evening, sharing a bit about what we'd been up to, watching our Leeds Pie Tour video and hearing a bit about the work of charity Action Against Hunger. But as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are some of the pielights of our pie night in photo form:

The Pierateers busy in the kitchen!

Another delicious MyPie

Our star baker Sandy talking to guests

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