Stop talking about pies and make me one

It is lunchtime and I am a little hungry and this situation has in no way been helped by all the chat this morning about the results of the annual Bakels New Zealand Pie Awards which have just been announced.

Certain “factions” in my workplace are very pleased to see a potato top pie take out the Supreme Award. Is this a sign that potato top is in the ascendancy once more? Is the time of gourmet fruit pies in the top spot done?

Either way it’s making me hungry so I hope the pie fairy visits our house at dinnertime. But just in case the pie fairy is something my brain made up in a fit of pastry-starvation, the following titles might be of help.

Cover of Me, myself and pieCover of PieCover of Australian women's weekly pie favouritesCover of The hairy bikers' perfect pies

Cover of vegan pie in the skyCover of pies and tartscover of Paul Hollywood's pies & puds

We have The Hairy Bikers’ Perfect Pies book at home and the recipes have so far been delicious so you can take that as a personal recommendation, or try your luck with a search for pie cookbooks in our catalogue.

What’s your favourite pie? I like a steak and cheese but also have a fondness for ones with curry in them.

4 thoughts on “Stop talking about pies and make me one

  1. Donna 22 July 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I am all about the potato top in a household of steak and cheesers. But possibly my fondest pie memory is eating an oyster pie in Gore (as I recall it was all oysters with a little bit of mashed tatie for ballast).

  2. Robyn 22 July 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Potato tops are top of my pie pops. Potato top savouries are almost as good. I fondly remember the ones from the Copenhagen Bakery in Colombo Street, close to the corner of Colombo and Gloucester. They were big and the filling was pretty much solid warm cheese and they had a potato top. Heaven in a pastry case.

  3. Larane 23 July 2015 / 7:11 am

    I am a pie fairy and I’ve yet to find a pie that beats mine. That’s not skiting. Any idiot can make a pie, especially if it involves mince rather than a steak stew. But they are getting harder and harder to make. Making the pastry is easy but rolling it out feels like the worst type of gym torture imaginable. I’d want $10 for them if I did pie making for a living!

    • Mo-mo 23 July 2015 / 9:05 am

      I don’t think pie fairies are allowed to charge…

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