Consequently, I’d not previously made it along to the Morningside Farmers’ Market, which takes place on the third Saturday of every month, in the rear car park of the Merlin. I got there this time not least because Scoff, fresh from their Foodie Hub global nomination, were going to be serving their outstanding Cullen skink tattie scone wraps.
It was great to see a good blend of familiar faces and stalls that were new to me. I had a good chat with the Burnside Farm folks about, of all things, pigs’ blood. Glamorous life this food gig.The stall that caught my eye for today’s lunch needs was a pie stall called The Little Bakery, from Dumfries. They had a truly magnificent range of pies on offer, but most were in need of heating. The best two to eat on the hoof, so the stallholder advised, were the sausage roll and the scotch pie. The latter had lofty rosettes associated with it, including mentions of world champion status.
I munched as I walked, starting with the sausage roll. It proved outstandingly good eating. It was comfortably the best sausage roll I’ve eaten on all quests, with an excellent ratio of satisfying meat and flavourful fat, with a lovely flaky pastry casing.
The pie maintain that standard with a beautifully peppery meat filling and first class pastry. It was highly accomplished pie work.
So overall, I’ve rarely been as impressed with baked goods as I was at this great little stall. The Little Bakery is doing fantastic work and is a must-visit. I look forward to sampling further items from their range next time I have patience enough to take pies home for heating.