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Butter Pies

Post by conyoviejo » Fri May 22, 2020 10:59 pm

How good are they?

Especially on an oven bottom t/cake ..Wicked. :D

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by ClaretTony » Fri May 22, 2020 11:09 pm

I find them a bit sickly. I’d never heard of them until I worked in Preston.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by conyoviejo » Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 pm

Yep,they are big in Preston.I think on a Friday for the locals there .A catholic treat I believe.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri May 22, 2020 11:28 pm

Not for me either. Never understood the fascination of just taties in pastry.

Need a bit of meat in there.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Wile E Coyote » Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 pm

oddies butter pies are great

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by MACCA » Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:29 pm
oddies butter pies are great
Oddies.... shudder

Heartburn, expensive and behind its competitors for most, if not all products.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Damo » Fri May 22, 2020 11:38 pm

Love that we even have pie experts on here
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by welsbyswife » Fri May 22, 2020 11:46 pm

MACCA wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Oddies.... shudder

Heartburn, expensive and behind its competitors for most, if not all products.
Which competitors would those be? Still one of the best is Oddie's. Not much better than an Oddie's savoury.
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri May 22, 2020 11:50 pm

Damo wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:38 pm
Love that we even have pie experts on here
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Modern day pies can describe modern day England very well.....

No one cares, it's all about the profit, it's a gloopy mess and it's tasteless.

The only reason some of us went on t' Turf in the late 80's (apart from being absolutely Keith Mooned and loving the Clarets :) ) was the meat and tatie pies.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by welsbyswife » Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 pm

I'm sure in the good old days pie makers like Bob Lord made sure their pies were full of nutritious goodness and never gave a second thought to profit 🙄

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by dsr » Fri May 22, 2020 11:57 pm

MACCA wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Oddies.... shudder

Heartburn, expensive and behind its competitors for most, if not all products.
I have no idea what sort of meringue could be better than Oddie's. My sister's home-made can match them.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri May 22, 2020 11:57 pm

Wrong sort of food for 'nutritious goodness' you silly billy.
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Clarets4me » Sat May 23, 2020 12:00 am

MACCA wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Oddies.... shudder ... Heartburn, expensive and behind its competitors for most, if not all products.
Thank you, Nigella !

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Damo » Sat May 23, 2020 12:01 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:50 pm
Modern day pies can describe modern day England very well.....

No one cares, it's all about the profit, it's a gloopy mess and it's tasteless.

The only reason some of us went on t' Turf in the late 80's (apart from being absolutely Keith Mooned and loving the Clarets :) ) was the meat and tatie pies.
The best pie I ever had was (surprisingly) at old trafford.
It was a hollands tikka balti (I have a strange pallet)
Cost me an arm and a leg mind

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Rubstuds » Sat May 23, 2020 12:11 am

Ive always found Haffners pies very palatable. Reminds me of the period I was working down in Bristol. I took a cheese and onion pie down with me. The guy on the next (a local) desk to me enquired. ''What's the pie''?. I replied it's a cheese and onion. The look on his face, almost horrified. I said whats wrong with you. Apparently, Bristol had never had the pleasure of said gastronomic delight. I offered to bring him one next time. He refused with gusto.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 am

Damo wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:01 am

It was a hollands tikka balti (I have a strange pallet)
Oh dear! You're doing nothing for the centre right on here with that. :)
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Bullabill » Sat May 23, 2020 12:44 am

Damo wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:01 am
The best pie I ever had was (surprisingly) at old trafford.
It was a hollands tikka balti (I have a strange pallet)
Cost me an arm and a leg mind
"(I have a strange pallet)"

You do. It's palate.
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Damo » Sat May 23, 2020 1:04 am

Bullabill wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:44 am
"(I have a strange pallet)"

You do. It's palate.
Thank you kind sir.
I feel so much better that the next time I address some people on the internet about pies, that I will be able to spell a word that nobody cares about correctly.
This has been the best friday night ever
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by DCWat » Sat May 23, 2020 2:54 am

Is a butter pie just potatoes in a pie!? :shock: That sounds bloody awful, and dry! I know they used to sell them at the ground but I never had one.

Why is it not just a potato pie?

The meat and potato pies (at the time of the butter pies) should have been renamed - a splash of gravy and a couple of grisly bits of mince hardly justified them using the word meat!

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by fanzone » Sat May 23, 2020 7:18 am

Oddies. Robbing people since 1905.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by MACCA » Sat May 23, 2020 8:11 am

welsbyswife wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Which competitors would those be? Still one of the best is Oddie's. Not much better than an Oddie's savoury.

I go to the next block and visit the butchers, superior on every level and cheaper too.
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Re: Butter Pies

Post by MACCA » Sat May 23, 2020 8:15 am

Clarets4me wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:00 am
Thank you, Nigella !
When my addiction was at its worst I didn't even dream of going to Oddies for a pie.
I'd put hollands above Oddies in terms of quality.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by MACCA » Sat May 23, 2020 8:19 am

welsbyswife wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Which competitors would those be? Still one of the best is Oddie's. Not much better than an Oddie's savoury.
Their savoury is probably, no is their best product with pork and pepper 2nd.
However all their pastry products are greasy, their sandwiches are more bread than filling ( it's literally weighed out ) and their prices are shocking.

Also the fact they deal in pennies is annoying, why £1.56 and 1.02p etc for stuff get it to the nearest 5p at very least.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by arise_sir_charge » Sat May 23, 2020 8:51 am

Always liked Oddies but was never a fan of their pies.

The pies at the butchers on Padiham Road are Milltown Pies and they are outstanding.

Would be great to see those pies on the Turf rather than the dross that Holland’s turn out.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Lord Rothbury » Sat May 23, 2020 8:52 am

For a pie to be at its best it should be inside a freshly baked teacake.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by WilmslowClaret » Sat May 23, 2020 9:05 am

Not butter pies........but if you want better pies then try these bad boys at https://greatnorthpie.co/ see also twitter and facebook feedback

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by FactualFrank » Sat May 23, 2020 9:15 am

Lord Rothbury wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:52 am
For a pie to be at its best it should be inside a freshly baked teacake.
Don't get them started on that one. :)

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Darthlaw » Sat May 23, 2020 9:16 am

Haffners Snake and Pygmie all the way. Never had the opportunity for a Butter pie as yet but would give it a go.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Foulthrow » Sat May 23, 2020 9:18 am

I bought a pie at the last game before lockdown from Turf. Still not cooled down yet.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 9:24 am

conyoviejo wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Yep,they are big in Preston.I think on a Friday for the locals there .A catholic treat I believe.
That's the reason. Preston is very much a catholic town (city now). I've never seen so many catholic churches. When I first worked in Preston the local butty shop only sold butter pies on a Friday for people who didn't eat meat on that day. I was told that the name Preston is an abbreviation for Priest Town.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by professsorpiehead » Sat May 23, 2020 9:45 am

They could have had cheese & onion

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by bfcjg » Sat May 23, 2020 10:00 am

Butter pies are a bit bland imho. A quality steak pie from a local butcher or independent bakers never fails to hit the spot, I was going through Padiham a few weeks ago and got one from a small bakers at top off town called Bertwistles and it was very good.
As has been mentioned before mash pie up a bit and eat warm on a well buttered tea cake, lovely.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Aclaret » Sat May 23, 2020 10:23 am

professsorpiehead wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:45 am
They could have had cheese & onion
Is that result because of all your research professor ? 😀

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Swizzlestick » Sat May 23, 2020 10:39 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:24 am
That's the reason. Preston is very much a catholic town (city now). I've never seen so many catholic churches. When I first worked in Preston the local butty shop only sold butter pies on a Friday for people who didn't eat meat on that day. I was told that the name Preston is an abbreviation for Priest Town.
As a Preston resident, can confirm. Also parched peas, which are sort of black peas with vinegar. Tastes a lot better than it sounds!

Preston also the home of teetotalism and the Temperance Movement, perhaps surprisingly

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by ClaretTony » Sat May 23, 2020 10:44 am

Swizzlestick wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:39 am
As a Preston resident, can confirm. Also parched peas, which are sort of black peas with vinegar. Tastes a lot better than it sounds!

Preston also the home of teetotalism and the Temperance Movement, perhaps surprisingly
Temperance Movement - and with all those Catholic clubs.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Andym26 » Sat May 23, 2020 11:30 am

Clayton Park butter pies are the best!

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Rileybobs » Sat May 23, 2020 11:48 am

Mannings used to do a mean butter pie.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by Claretnick » Sat May 23, 2020 11:52 am

Booths supermarket supply a cracking family butter pie.

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Re: Butter Pies

Post by claretblue » Sat May 23, 2020 12:05 pm

conyoviejo wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:27 pm
A catholic treat I believe
never had one...I must confess!

;)

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