As part of our Autumn Theme, ‘The Victorian Legacy’, Year 5 were set the challenge to research and write a recipe for a pie. In Victorian Britain pies were a popular food and even the first chapter in our class reader is all about a ‘Shilling Pie’. A hot, meat gravy pie enjoyed in the hearth of the fire by Jim and his sisters on a cold, wintry night.
On Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November 5G went into the Discovery room to take part in ‘The Great British Pie Off.’ After washing our hands, we set up our stations and soon got ready to bake. Some girls made savoury pies and some made sweet, there was a huge variety, all with different fillings and toppings. All of us worked really hard to make sure our pies not only looked good, but tasted good too. Nobody wanted their pie to have a ‘soggy bottom’.
Whilst we were just getting started Miss Gurney already had her judging face on and her clipboard at the ready! She was marking us on: hygiene, organisation, confidence in the kitchen, following your recipe, skills with pastry, finished presentation, tidying up, texture and flavour.
Once all the pies had came out of the oven and cooled, it was time for the official judging for both presentation and taste. Mrs Keyter had a good time tasting ALL of the pies! Yum, Yum! Finally, it was time to announce the winners. It was Eleanor and Thalia. They both got a pink apron saying ‘Star Baker’ and a hanging sign and certificate. It was great fun making pies and we all learned about: time management, pastry-making and improved our confidence in the kitchen. Thank you to Mrs Cox and Mrs Drew who helped us all SO much.