Updated: May 19
At The Anchor, we're excited to celebrate British Pie Week from March 6th to March 12th with our new and delicious pie selection. During this week, we're featuring a variety of savory pies. There's something for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you're a die-hard pie fan or a newcomer to the world of pies, you won't want to miss this opportunity to taste the best pies of the season. Join us at The Anchor and experience the taste of Great Britain with every bite!
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What is British Pie Week?
British Pie Week is an annual event celebrating the British tradition of eating pies. It typically takes place in the first full week of March. During the week, pie makers and shops promote their pies, and there are often special events and promotions.
What makes a great pie?
A great pie has a flaky, tender crust made with butter that crumbles in your mouth with every bite. The filling is savory and flavorful, with just the right balance of seasoning and moisture. The filling-to-crust ratio is balanced, allowing for an enjoyable bite without being overpowering. The pie is baked to perfection, with a golden brown crust and a fully cooked filling. The presentation is visually appealing, with an even layer of filling and a crimped or lattice-topped crust. Every slice is consistent in texture and flavour, making for an overall delightful and satisfying pie experience.
Flaky, tender crust - The crust should be buttery and flaky, with a tender texture.
Delicious filling - The filling should be flavorful, moist, and well-seasoned.
Proper ratio of filling to crust - The pie should have an appropriate balance of filling to crust, with enough filling to satisfy, but not so much that it overpowers the crust.
Aesthetic appeal - A great pie should look appealing, with an attractive crust, filling, and presentation.
Consistency - The pie should be consistent in texture and flavor from slice to slice.
Proper baking - The pie should be baked thoroughly and evenly, with a golden brown crust and filling that is fully cooked.
What's the secret to great mashed potato?
Using the right type of potato - Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes are best for mashing.
Proper cooking - Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are tender, then drain them well.
Adding the right ingredients - Use warm milk or cream, butter, and a pinch of salt to add flavour and richness to the mashed potatoes.
Proper mashing technique - Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, ricer, or fork, being careful not to overwork the potatoes and create a gluey texture.
Seasoning - Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add herbs, spices, or cheese for extra flavour.
Temperature - Serve the mashed potatoes warm and freshly made for the best taste and texture.