Friday 12 June 2020

Pieday Friday - 12th June 2020 - MacClanger and MyPie Delivery

It's Friday! It's Pieday!

As the days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, those of us still in the UK lockdown are in need of a pie pick me up! So after far too long an absence, and to celebrate 1.2 million views on the web's leading pie review blog, here are some pie-lights of the last few weeks to get you drooling!

Gunns Bakery: Will people go nuts for it or have they dropped a clanger?!

Now we've been served many different pastry products and many quirky fillings over the years, but this one may be one of the more unusual we have heard of! Available in time for Father's Day (21st June), a freelance chef has won a com-pie-tition for Gunns Bakery in Bedfordshire to create their new Clanger flavour incorporating Macadamia nuts from nut supplier Nutcellars. The idea of the contest was to use the Macadamia nuts in a quirky new Bedfordshire Clanger reci-pie, creating a world first "MacClanger"!
Bedfordshire MacClanger
Bedfordshire MacClanger

Historically Clangers would have been made out of pastry and whatever filling the person had available to them, with a meat end and a sweet end. So, for example, a gammon or ham and potato meat filling might be complimented by a sweet chopped up apple sauce at the other end.

The winner of the com-pie-tition was freelance chef Spencer Westcott, who created a Chicken Satay 'n' Chocolate Macadamia MacClanger! It will be produced and sold in Gunns Bakery in Bedfordshire and, like Bakery owner David Gunn, we are intrigued to see how nuts his customers are about this new pastry product! Spencer himself is a self confessed fan of pies and pasties, and while we Pierateers would argue this MacClanger isn't officially a pie - which is filling fully encased in pastry, with a clearly defined base, sides and lid - this pastry parcel certainly sounds worth picking up for Father's Day this year!

Check out the photos and let us know what you think about the new Bedfordshire MacClanger!!

Bedfordshire MacClanger
Bedfordshire MacClanger Cut-through

MyPie Delivery throughout Lockdown!!

Pierateers with number 1 pie maker - Chris!
(L to R - Chris, SJL, TJP, RAS)

MyPie London, who make our number 1 rated pie out of over 600 have been setting up shop online during the lockdown period, replacing their usual street food market stalls for nationwide delivery of their award winning and Pierate Highly Recommended pies via the MyPie website. We were delighted to try the Chicken and Mushroom pie recently, which will need to be reviewed soon, and Pierateer Sam sent a box of pies to his dad to cheer him up recently too!

Pierate Ship finally set sail to Africa!

We were delighted recently to finally add our African pie reviews to the blog, in our "African Pie Tour" article! This means we have now reviewed pies in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and now Africa. Only South America and Antarctica to go!!

African Pie Tour Review
African Pie Tour

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