A savoury pastry dish.
Forest Fidget Pie by Pigling Bland.
1st Prize Kathryn Gardner
Entry 140 – Forest Fidget Pie
A winner. What a great sounding recipe, one to try! Research suggests that it originates from Shropshire but has been adapted here for a Forest version. The decoration on top is imaginative and effective; it is an original idea to add ground pepper to colour some of the facial features, although a warning would be needed for eating. Using an egg wash rather than milk would have given a golden glow to the face. Skill has been shown in the shaping and lining of the tin with pastry, difficult to do in a deep container. The pastry is firm enough to hold all the layers of filling – potato, apple, onion, sage, curd cheese and apple juice. Your photo is presented well (the Hornsea plates bring back memories of the ones we used to have!) Thanks for providing a clearly typed and easy to follow recipe. Congratulations.