Leeza of Cossack Cuisine – has won her 2nd Champion Pie of the Year award for her Lamb pie at this years British Pie awards. The judges gave her 1st prize for the Lamb and Lingonberry Bunza (pie).
The judges comments included that “There was nothing that could be improved to make it better”. With only a small number of pie categories that we could enter and over 950 pies taking part in this years competition – it is very hard to win a Class Champion award.
Leeza has now won 2 consecutive Class Champions – winning it last year for her Chicken, Cranberry and Walnut pie. She also won another 3 medals for her Beef and Onion Bunza, Goats Cheese Bunza and Roasted Vegetable Bunza. All three of these pies are best sellers at Bakewell farmers market. It shows that the visitors to this event know a great pie when they taste it !
Let me add that the lamb was bought from a farmers market trader – ‘Cheshire Lamb and Mutton’ – thank you Georgina for such delicious lamb !
PS. We have now won 19 British Pie Awards in the last three years. Covering every grade from Champion, Highly Commended, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
What an achievement for Leeza who excelled at this year’s British Pie Awards (2017) not only beating her tally of 6 awards last year but winning her first Class Champion and Gold awards. The full list of winning pies is below.
Her pasty – and Class Champion, with a filling of Chicken, Cranberry and Walnut was a great favourite last Christmas with our customers but who would have believed that when it came to the nominations for “Best Pasty of the Year” – with Ginster’s Cornish Pasty being our world famous rival nominee that we would come first ! I didn’t expect that when I heard who we were up against. But there you go 🙂
Watch out for these at our future events.
- Creamy Chicken with Cranberry & Walnut Pasty – Class Champion
- Chicken, Sweet Potato, Squash, Moroccan Grains of Paradise Pie – Gold
- Creamy Chicken with Cranberry & Walnuts Pie ( a Silver and a Bronze) from different categories
- Salt Beef, Mustard and Gherkin Pie – Silver
- Triple Cheese Pie – Silver
- Lamb, Quince & Pistachio Pie – Bronze
- Nutty Gruyere & Olive Pie – Bronze
- Cream Cheese & Apricot Pie – Bronze