Good day my lovely Londonistas! I’d like to wish you both a happy Valentines day and more importantly, a happy start to London Fashion Week.
I’d be lying if I said I’m fond of holidays like Valentine’s day.. don’t get me wrong I am all for celebrating the people we love and reminding them how much we care about them. I just don’t think we need a particular day to do it..
What I am fond of, however, is good baking.. and in particular, delicious home-baked goodness from Priscilla May’s.
Having heard about the launch of this venture, I had a quick glance at the menu and was blown away by the unique combination of flavours listed… Turkish delight? Burnt Orange Creme Brulee?? In a pie? Having thoroughly grabbed my attention, I sat down with owner Nina Singh for a quick chat and a DELISH sampling session.
“Priscilla May was born out of two things, my love of baking and my love of my Nana. Priscilla May is actually my Grandmothers name. She was the most amazing Nana in the world and this is my tribute to her. Currently the most popular baking trends in the UK are not actually British at all, Cronuts, Macaroons, Whoopie Pies… are all American. So I decided to do something which can be just as versatile as a cupcake, maybe not as pretty but equally as a charming.. and quintessentially British – Pies”.
And charming they certainly are..
I loved everything about Priscilla May‘s pies.. you can see that each mini pie is made with love. Nina made sure to keep the classics on the menu; Apple, Cherry, Bakewell but mixes it up with a range of unique flavours on her menu..
My favorites were definitely the PB&C.. That’s a chocolate custard on a layer of peanut butter in a peanut pastry (TO DIE FOR) and the Blood Orange Creme Brulee, which is a vanilla creme with a crunchy blood orange brulee on top.
One which definitely surprised me was the Turkish delight, not a flavour I’ve ever been fond of.. but the combination of fresh raspberries, pistachios and rose flavoured frangipan is truly out of this world. Another stand out item from the menu are the beautiful, hand crafted roses made from apples sat on a cinnamon custard base.. so yum.
“My mini pies, are here to create a dent in the cupcake dominated market. Bringing Great British Baking back to British ideas! England has fallen out of love with pies, they are surrounded by much slander “who ate all the pies,” I am hoping to return some of that love to its rightful place.”
I couldn’t agree with Nina more.. beyond being absolutely delicious, I found Priscilla May pies to be a real conversation starter between The Londonite tasting team! We all had our opinions on what flavours worked and what reminded us of our childhoods and brought back cherished memories!
Be sure to check out the menu and treat yourself or your loved ones to some divine tasting mini-pies!