The home hosted their ‘Big Pie Tasting Party’ which featured a coffee morning and pie cook off competition, with staff bringing along a home-baked pie for residents and their families to judge.
British Pie Week is held at the beginning of March. Pies are a symbol of British comfort food at its best, with pies being among the nation’s favourite foods. British pie week celebrates the pie – whether sweet or savoury, short-crust or puff topped.
Residents, staff and guests at Earsdon Grange, which provides residential care for the elderly and those living with dementia, tucked into the Pie’d and Tested recipes before scoring the pies out of 10 based on presentation and taste.
The winners of the sweet and savoury category were Jeff Douglas, who is in charge of maintenance at the home, with his corned beef, potato and onion pie and Care Assistant Jackie Moor who made a delicious apple pie. Both took home a bottle of wine for their tasty winning efforts.
Nicola Bell, Manager at Earsdon Grange care home, said: “We place a lot of importance on providing our residents with the food they love. Many grew up enjoying home-cooked pie dishes so we thought that it would be a great way to celebrate British pie week by trying a selection of traditional and newer recipes.”
“The pie tasting went down very well and we hope to host similar bake-and-taste days at our weekly coffee mornings in the near future.”