This was the first of the ‘long runs’ for the Pie trail run. It was exactly 20km to run out to Burrawang. The Burrawang General Store has been in existence in some shape or form since 1867. It is a well-preserved piece of the colonial past when the area was just a field of native palm trees, known by the locals as Burrawang. The run was in an occasional misty rain which any runner will tell you is welcome. A pleasant distraction was the rolling hills of farmland that extends south-east of Bowral.
- Distance: 20km
- Pie Time: 1:45 mins
Burrawang General Store has a pie on the specials board each day of the week. This was our first of the dine-in gourmet pies. Hold on folks, we’re now moving into some very gourmet territory! The Chicken Chilli pie was served with mushy peas and roast carrots and beans atop a mound of creamy mashed potato. It was a step up from the more traditional take-away meat pies e had tried to date. Definitely a welcome feast after 20km of running.
- Pies: Chicken Chilli (different pie each day of the week so call ahead).
- Pastry: The bulbous lid was extremely light and fluffy. The base was thick, yet super soft and a meal in itself. Upon enquiry, it’s made using butter, so it retains a great flavour.
- Filling: Not so much chilli to taste, but small chunks of well-cooked chicken sufficed.
- Cost: $18 for the plate.
- Sauce tax: Sauce is frowned upon to include with these uber gourmet pies.