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to think a stew with a pastry lid is not a pie?

(45 Posts)
mousmous Wed 18-Dec-13 12:47:25

such a dissapointment!

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 18-Dec-13 13:34:39

Yes! All hail the soggy bottom!

Anatanacoat Wed 18-Dec-13 13:46:05


That's not a pie, it's a hat.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Wed 18-Dec-13 13:51:28

>>>| ... screeches to a dead halt at the spelling of 'gravey' shock

Sorry OP, dig about a thread there, as you were! Yes, pies are pies, not wet stuff with a pastry lid! <looks for placard>... grin

mousmous Wed 18-Dec-13 13:56:25

for a moment I thought I had written the offending grav(e)y.

kotinka Wed 18-Dec-13 14:02:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 18-Dec-13 14:22:57

As long as the stew and pastry met before they went in the oven, that style of pie suits me fine!

Too much pastry is too filling. I like a nice individual portion of stew with a puff pastry topping.

JockTamsonsBairns Wed 18-Dec-13 14:26:25


In Scotland, a pie is indeed a stew with a lid. I give you our world famous steak pie - not to be confused with the "steak pie" consumed in England.


GoldenGytha Wed 18-Dec-13 14:26:32

I love home made steak pie, but it must only have a pastry lid,

Actually a very Scottish way of making a Steak Pie, with just a puff pastry top, never shortcrust.

sashh Wed 18-Dec-13 15:01:16

I see your half pie and raise you the Midlands version of a potato pie. No pastry at all, just mashed potato and cheese.

koTinkaBell Wed 18-Dec-13 15:28:45

weirdest thing we have round here is butter pie, it seems to be nothing but slices of spud in a pie crust. But it has a bottom! grin

Binkyridesagain Wed 18-Dec-13 15:30:40

Butter pie is heaven, (when its a good one that tastes of butter) especially with cheese and Salad cream.

mousmous Wed 18-Dec-13 15:33:01

I want butter pie now!
sounds lovely.

MoominMammasHandbag Wed 18-Dec-13 15:33:24

What about a shepherds pie or a fish pie then? I don't think pastry is the defining factor.

mousmous Wed 18-Dec-13 15:36:57

shepherds pie and fish pie could definitly be improved with a pastry casing smile

lessonsintightropes Wed 18-Dec-13 15:38:02

YANBU - I bought a ready made steak and ale one from Tesco and felt much cheated when it didn't have a bottom. fsad

ouryve Wed 18-Dec-13 15:38:25

It's a pot pie.

And doesn't disappoint me, since I often leave the bottom, anyhow.

Sometimes, I just have done and cook the pastry completely separately.

HaveToWearHeels Wed 18-Dec-13 15:43:18

YANBU, really pisses me off in pubs when then do this. I now ask if it has pastry at the bottom and then much to DH'd annoyance moan when they tell me it just has a pastry crust on top, that is not a pie imo.

Beastofburden Wed 18-Dec-13 15:46:14

I love "pie" with just the pastry lid but it must be shortcrust.

Puff pastry pies are an abomination. Fact. The pastry tastes of grease cos it is made with cheap fat and not butter.

My mother swears by cookeen to make pastry but I don't like it, I am an all-butter girl myself

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 18-Dec-13 15:48:06


There should be a law. Seriously.

The Scots have gotten away with this travesty for FAR TOO LONG.

Hoofdegebouw Wed 18-Dec-13 16:30:32

Are you my dh?? I dread him getting such a 'pie' when we're eating out, the indignation and moaning can go in for days..
A pie has sides and a bottom, so I'm told.

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