March 2012   




Artisan Class


1st Honley Village  Butchers – pork, chorizo, goats cheese & sweet chilli sauce 
2nd Keith Dyson – full English breakfast
3rd Honley Village Butchers – pork, chicken & stuffing
4th J. Thomas of Helmsley 
5th E. Middlemiss – pork, stuffing & Yorkshire chutney


Traditional Class


1st Hoffman’s of Wakefield 
2nd Wilson’s of Crossgates, Leeds 
3rd Broster’s of Lindley, Huddersfield.
4th Honley Village Butchers, Huddersfield.


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Pie Club Meetings 2012

Pie Meeting Saturday 3rd March 2012

World Events

Davey Jones of the Monkeys died of heart attack at 66 years.

Another Costa ship in trouble drifting in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board.

Dartmoor ponies to go on the pill after population explosion.


Sheffield Wednesday manager sacked.

England win the one day series against Pakistan.


Howard   Pastry crusty and in parts soggy. Quite tasty. Coarse meat. Strong pork taste,salty. Lacked spice and did not get any afterburn.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   Crispy pastry at top but soggy at the bottom. Gravy on top of pie was caramelised, lovely taste. Not much spice but did not need it.

Score   8.0/10

Peter   Looked good. Soggy where the jelly was on top of the pastry. Lacked spice, very salty.

Score   6.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Sharlands of Paddock, Huddersfield.

Price   ??

Average   6.6

Pie Meeting Saturday 17th March 2012

World Events

Tragic Coach crash in a Swiss tunnel, 22 school children & teachers die.

American soldier kills 16 Afgan civilians.

27 dead & 97 injured in 2 explosions in Syrian capital, Damascus.

Booming sales for car manufactures in Britian, Landrover take on 1,000 more staff.


Bolton & Spurs football match is abandoned at half time because Fabrice Muamba collapses on  the pitch.

Both Manchester clubs crash out of Europe.

Boxer, Derek Chisora gets his licence taken away from him.

Wales win the Grand Slam & Scotland get the wooden spoon.

First Grand Prix on in Australia on Sunday, Button & Hamilton are in the first three.


Mark   Very fresh pie. Crispy, tasty pastry, very thin, nice amount of jelly, very compact meat, overall not a bad pie.

Score   7.5/10

Bruce   Good looking pie, well glazed & nice castleations. Fresh, crispy crunchy pastry, tasty jelly, nice compact coarse meat. No afterburn, needed more spices. Otherwise a great pie.

Score   8.5/10

Kevin   Attractive, fresh, crunchy pastry, sweet jelly, well filled, no spice (didn't need it). Succulent pork, a great pie.

Score   9.0/10

Tim   Good looking pie, well presented. Coarse meat, a bit salty and short of seasoning. Pastry more like a bakers than a butchers. A decent pie. 8

Score   8.0/10

Howard   Cracking looking pie, well glazed, well baked. Nice crispy pastry, well filled with good coarse meat, plenty of jelly. As usual lacks a little spice (but didn't need it). 9

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Howard

Fetch   Wilson's of Morley

Price   ??

Average   8.4

Pie Meeting Saturday 31st March 2012

World Events

Tanker driver strike threat creates panic buying after Cameron and Frances Maud encourage topping up of tanks and storing fuel in jerry cans.

VAT on hot food creates an issue with politicians. Labour posing with pasties. Tories accused of being out of touch with the people.

George Galloway, former Labour MP now Respect party MP in Bradford West. Shock 36% swing from Labour.

Sunbathing weather this week . Scotland get a record with 24 C !


Manchester  United go top of the table.

Bradford Bulls on verge of bankruptcy.


Peter   Large pie with thick quite crispy pastry. Not much jelly. well filled. Lacked seasoning.

Score   6.0/10

Howard   Standard size pie.Crispy pastry on top half. Soft base. Well filled with coarse tasty meat. Plenty of jelly.

Score   7.5/10

Mark   Lovely crispy pastry. Thick on top. Coarse tasty meat and needed more spice.  Not much jelly. Enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Hopkins of Birkinshaw.

Price   £1

Average   7.1


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