It’s National Pie Week this week (2-8 March 2020), the week of celebrating that hearty, full flavour, warming little package of promise that is, the humble pie.
So, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to introduce you to Chapelton Farmers Market’s newest addition! Aberdeenshire’s own Breer Pie Co. is making their debut at this year’s first Farmers Market in May.
Breer Pie Co. know that nothing quite matches the full flavour and hearty warmth of a home-cooked pie – so theirs are prepared, crafted and cooked at their family home in Blackburn, Aberdeenshire.
Breer’s individual gourmet pies use freshly prepared cuts of meat from local producers wrapped up in their signature wheatberry crust pastry. Visitors to the market should expect ‘pies brimming with goodness, down to the last crumb.’
Thankfully you don’t have to wait until the market to fulfil your pie cravings! We got together with Jodie and Dale Barbour, the local siblings behind the magic, to get a recipe that you can make at home and to hear how it all began.
“It all started over a flat white and pancakes one Sunday at a cafe in Aberdeen” Jodie says.
“For years, we had toyed with the idea of starting a business. After every family event, whether it be an extravagant burns supper with the most delicious whisky sauce for our sisters birthday or a mother’s day afternoon tea with handmade cakes and pastries there would always be talk about some kind of foodie business.
Like so many, we just never did anything about it. So, that Sunday after leaving the café we decided we had better stop thinking about it, listen to our gut and just get on with it.
With all the planning, recipe testing and pastry eating that has gone before us, we can’t wait to finally launch in May at the Chapelton Farmers’ Market. It couldn’t be a better fit!
While I worked at Elsick House, I was involved in several events held at Chapelton including the Bike Ride, 10km, Christmas Wreath making and Chocolate making workshop with Cocoa Ooze. I love the sense of community that’s building as a result of these great events and look forward to being part of it once again.’“
If you want in on the pie action this week, check out this recipe for 4-6 from Breer Pie Co. Remember, beauty is in the pie of the beholder, so tweak to suit your own taste. Even if you’re not too fussed about a pie this week, it’s still worth checking out point 6!
Beef Bourguignon – Easy as Pie
Ingredients for filling
Ingredients for pastry
The freshly milled flour Breer Pie Co. use in their own signature pastry will be available at Chapelton Farmers’ Market in May. Be sure to drop by and pick up a sample to try in your own homemade pies!
To find out more about Breer Pie Co, visit their website at www.breerpie.co.uk. You can keep up to date on progress over the next 3 months as they prepare to launch by following them on Facebook and Instagram @breerpieco
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