Well, we were unsuccessful with a couple of our entries but very pleased to announce our Steak & Ale pies with Bubble & Squeak topping have made it through to the final 4 in The Artisan Product Of The Year. How great is that?!
After reaching the final our next stage of judging was to make 6 small individual pies to be judged by a small panel and also 200 tasting samples for a food festival held on September 7th.
|We're in the final!|
Whilst preparing the pastry I had the steak and ale mix cooking. This takes a good couple of hours so that the meat melts in your mouth!
|Steak and Ale pie mix|
|Bubble & Squeak|
|Steak and Ale Pies for sampling|
It was quite interesting to walk around the marquee and see what people had spent their year growing.
|A selection of produce at The Weston & Weedon Horticultural Show|
|Weird shaped carrot|
|Samples of steak and ale pie for tasting and judging.|
|Samples of steak and ale pie for judging|
|Food tasting at Weedon Lois|
On October 17th an awards dinner will be held in Northampton for all finalists to attend and the winners announced. Fingers now tightly crossed!