Monday, 14 October 2013

Oh my cherry pie!

Cherry Pie Review from Mother Mash

Mother Mash Pie Shop Having been invited in to Mother Mash – a pie and mash shop in London – to try out their new dinner pies (reviewed earlier in the week), Pierateer RAS wasn’t about to stop there! Despite already feeling quite full from the delicious Chicken, Leek and Ham pie he had already eaten, the lure of the first ever Cherry Pie review was too much to hold back from! Before you knew it, and with little more than a glance over the dessert pies on the menu, the cherry pie and custard had been ordered.

Pierateer TJP and ACT looked on, already filled from their main course pies, as the reasonably sized cherry pie was brought to the table under a decent layer of custard. The custard layer was quite quickly pushed off the top of the pie in order to both prevent the lid from going too soggy and also so that the pastry lid could be seen for the photo below! Full encasement here – don’t you worry about that!

Mother Mash Cherry Pie
Mother Mash Cherry Pie

Already in this photo I hope you can see the cherry bursting out of the pie pastry, giving great capacity. The pie was filled with quite large whole cherries, which filled the pie from base to pie lid. They were nice and sweet, a bit chewy but what you would expect from this fruit. The large cherries did mean the filling to pastry ratio wasn’t quite right, as there was slightly too much filling to go with the pastry in my view. A bit more pastry would have been good (or slightly less filling), however I wouldn’t have wanted the pastry to be much thicker.

The pie was sweet, but complemented the light, flaky pastry well. It was a simple but sweet fruity cherry flavour. The custard had made the pastry slightly soggier in parts on top, but it was still quite firm and flaky and this didn’t detract much from the pie flavour. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this pie, but to improve it I would probably say slightly less cherry would better improve the filling:pastry ratio. Quite expensive for a dessert pie at £4.50 but certainly one to have again!

Mother Mash Cherry Pie
Score: 5.57/7

[Colour 6/7; Consistency 5/7; Cheapness 5/7; Chewiness 6/7; Condition 5.5/7; Content 5.5/7; Capacity 6/7; Total: 5.57/7]

RAS

p.s. In case you were wondering about the reason for the post title - in response to @MotherMash's twitter loving the use of our #ohmyapplepie, we decided to officially launch our own Pierate Dictionary during this Mother Mash Pie Review! Over time we'll record pie puns, pie related quotes and pie jokes. So if you have any you'd like to suggest, then leave a comment below or tweet us @pierateers! The best ones will get a mention in our Pierate Dictionary!

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