I have been searching for a 100% genuine Lancashire butter pie for ages, Andy and I go to the county frequently for live music and gigs but we’ve failed in our hunt for the mighty snack over the last year, as I mourned here and here.
But this morning, we triumphed!
We went to Preston to see one of our favourites Vic Godard & Subway Sect at The New Continental on Friday night. The Continental is a gastro pub with live venue attached, a very good set up. We had food and a glass of Rioja before the show:
The venue is a fine one indeed, Vic and the band played some new stuff including from the soon to be released next album. If you haven’t had the pleasure of Subway Sect live then I really do recommend you check them out if they’re playing near you. Andy & I have seen them loads of times over the last couple of years, and love them.
We bought some grand stuff from the merchandise stall, good and sturdy mugs for a good and sturdy brew:
This morning on the way home we meandered around for a bit until our train arrived, just on the off chance we’d come across a shop selling butter pies. Butter pies if you don’t know, are made simply of potato, real butter and pepper all wrapped in a delicious crust. I know they sound incredibly bland, but I assure you no, they are beautiful and bring back childhood memories of Mum telling me to nip to The Cottage Loaf, a bakery around the corner to us, and pick up some up for a sneaky treat. Comfort food, indeed.
Andy and I had a couple of disappointments today (Greggs, get with the script – the people of Preston need you) but we stumbled upon Greenhalgh’s and there butter pies were, all warm and butter pie-y.
They only had two baked and ready, or else a whole shelf full would’ve come back with us.
So delicious. It’s the butter, you see.
I am now content, on the butter pie front anyway. Now, for my next challenge…read more