Quiz about Pies Like Us
Quiz about Pies Like Us

Pies Like Us Trivia Quiz


This quiz explores some of the baked dishes, both sweet and savoury, that can be found around Britain.

A multiple-choice quiz by clevercatz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
clevercatz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
399,859
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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1. What is the dessert consisting of a shortcrust pastry base filled with frangipane and jam and topped with flaked almonds that is named after a town in the county of Derbyshire? Hint

Matlock Pie
Chesterfield Crumble
Bakewell Tart
Buxton Bake

2. Which Scottish fruit cake, completely covered in pastry, was traditionally eaten on Twelfth Night but is now enjoyed at Hogmanay? Hint

White Bun
Baked Bun
Brown Bun
Black Bun

3. Which vegetable pie, originally created during World War Two to help people cope with rationing, was named after the Minister of Food in 1940? Hint

Strachey Pie
Morrison Pie
Woolton Pie
George Pie

4. How did the Cornish dish Stargazy Pie get its name? Hint

It is covered with pastry stars.
It has fish heads sticking through the crust.
It is named after its place of origin.
It is cooked in a star shaped dish.

5. What is the name of the Scottish meat pastry that originates in the town of Forfar? Hint

Bridie
Maggie
Angus
Glamis

6. Which pie, based on an American dessert called "Blum's Coffee Toffee Pie", was created in East Essex in 1971? Hint

Banoffee Pie
Manchester Tart
Treacle Tart
Cobbler

7. Which traditional British potato, cheese, leek and onion tart is sometimes referred to as Devon Tart? Hint

Hoggan
Chess Pie
Killie Pie
Homity Pie

8. What is the name of the tart, named after a city in the north of England, that consists of a pastry based spread with jam, filled with custard and topped with desiccated coconut and a cherry? Hint

York Tart
Liverpool Tart
Manchester Tart
Leeds Tart

9. Which traditional Lancashire pie consists of a thick pastry case filled with potato slices and onion enriched with butter and seasoned with salt and pepper? Hint

Pepper Pie
Potato Slice
Lancashire Tart
Butter Pie

10. What is the name of the sweet tart originating in the county of Kent made with evaporated milk and brown sugar? Hint

Gypsy Tart
Sugar Tart
Kent Tart
Brownie Tart


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the dessert consisting of a shortcrust pastry base filled with frangipane and jam and topped with flaked almonds that is named after a town in the county of Derbyshire?

Answer: Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart, named after a town in Derbyshire, England, is made with a shortcrust pastry case generously covered with jam (usually strawberry) and topped with a rich almond filling made from eggs, butter and ground almonds. This is then traditionally topped with sliced almonds and then baked.

The traditional Bakewell Tart should not be confused with the Cherry Bakewell which is covered with a layer of fondant and topped with a glace cherry.
2. Which Scottish fruit cake, completely covered in pastry, was traditionally eaten on Twelfth Night but is now enjoyed at Hogmanay?

Answer: Black Bun

Black Bun is a rich fruit cake, similar to the traditional Christmas Cake, that is completely covered in pastry. The cake mixture typically contains currants, raisins, citrus peel, mixed spices and almonds. It is now associated with the Scottish tradition of Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year celebration.
3. Which vegetable pie, originally created during World War Two to help people cope with rationing, was named after the Minister of Food in 1940?

Answer: Woolton Pie

During World War Two many foods were rationed in Britain and the government issued many recipes to show people how to make meals using very limited ingredients. Woolton Pie is an example of this. The pie contained seasonal vegetables topped with potato pastry which used very little butter or lard which were rationed foods.

The dish was named after Frederick Marquis, 1st Lord Woolton, who became Minister of Food in 1940.
4. How did the Cornish dish Stargazy Pie get its name?

Answer: It has fish heads sticking through the crust.

Stargazy Pie is said to have originated in the tiny fishing port of Mousehole in Cornwall when a fisherman called Tom Bowcock bravely went fishing in a storm to feed the hungry villagers and returned with a catch of pilchards which were made into the first Stargazy Pie. Stargazy Pie is made of baked pilchards with eggs, potatoes and sauce covered in pastry.

The fish are arranged so their heads protrude through the crust of the pie so as to appear to be gazing at the sky.
5. What is the name of the Scottish meat pastry that originates in the town of Forfar?

Answer: Bridie

A Bridie is a meat pastry that originates in Forfar, the county town of Angus in Scotland. It consists of a filling of minced steak, beef suet, butter and seasoning, sometimes containing minced onion, baked in a shortcrust pastry case. The origin of their name is debatable. One theory is they get their name from Maggie Bridie of Glamis who sold them at the market in Forfar.

The other theory is because they are shaped like horseshoes they were considered lucky to be served at weddings and took their name from the bride.
6. Which pie, based on an American dessert called "Blum's Coffee Toffee Pie", was created in East Essex in 1971?

Answer: Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie is a British dessert that was created in 1971 by Nigel Mackenzie who owned the Hungry Monk Restaurant in Jevington, East Sussex, England with the help of his chef Ian Dowding. It combined bananas, cream and toffee on a shortcrust pastry base.

However since the recipe has evolved most Banoffee Pies now have a base of crushed biscuits and butter as this does not go soggy as quickly. The name comes from combining the words "banana" and "toffee".
7. Which traditional British potato, cheese, leek and onion tart is sometimes referred to as Devon Tart?

Answer: Homity Pie

Homity Pie is a vegetarian tart filled with potatoes, onions, leeks and cheese. Its origins are vague. Some people believe it originates in the county of Devon (hence it being called "Devon Pie" by some). Others believe it was created by the land girls of the Second World War as a result of food rationing. During the war women were trained to take over the men's jobs on farms and Homity Pie was created to make the limited diet more interesting.
8. What is the name of the tart, named after a city in the north of England, that consists of a pastry based spread with jam, filled with custard and topped with desiccated coconut and a cherry?

Answer: Manchester Tart

Manchester Tart is a traditional British dessert that is thought to have originated in the 1880s in Manchester. Although there is no definitive recipe it is generally agreed that it consists of a shortcrust pastry case spread with raspberry jam, covered with a custard filling and topped with coconut, often topped off by a cherry. From the 1940s until the 1980s it was commonly found on school dinner menus.
9. Which traditional Lancashire pie consists of a thick pastry case filled with potato slices and onion enriched with butter and seasoned with salt and pepper?

Answer: Butter Pie

Sometimes known as "Friday Pie" or "Catholic Pie", this traditional pie is synonymous with Lancashire particularly the area of Preston. It was originally created by Catholics who could not eat meat on Fridays for religious reasons and decided to substitute their beef with butter.
10. What is the name of the sweet tart originating in the county of Kent made with evaporated milk and brown sugar?

Answer: Gypsy Tart

Gypsy Tart originates on the Isle of Sheppey in the county of Kent, England. The key ingredients are brown sugar (generally muscovado) and evaporated milk which are whipped together until very frothy and then placed in a pre-cooked pastry case. This is placed in an oven for a few minutes so the tart develops a caramelised mousse texture.

The story of this recipe is that a gypsy woman saw some undernourished children near her home and made them something to eat with the only ingredients she had.
Source: Author clevercatz

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