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Scotch Pie

By cruicky (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes Pies
Traditional Scottish Pie best eaten on a cold winters day whilst watching Football and drinking Bovril, or served with chips n beans.


  • Hot Water Pastry
  • 8 oz/225 g lard or dripping
  • 1.5 lb self-raising flour
  • 1 sp salt
  • 10 fl oz/300 ml water

Milk (for the glaze

  • Filling<BR
  • 1lb/50 g finely minced beef or lamb
  • 8 oz/225g breadrumbs
  • Salt, pepper, nutmeg or mace to season.


  • STEP 1
    Melt the lard in the boiling water.
  • STEP 2
    Sieve the flour into a warmed bowl.Make a well in the middle and mix in the hot fat and water mixture with a wooden spoon.
  • STEP 3
    When the dough has coled a little - knead with your hands.When it is smooth and 'elastic' - leave in a warm place until firmer (but still elastic enough to roll out)
  • STEP 4
    Roll out the pastry to around keeping it thin.Cut the pastry into 3- 4 inch round shapes or if you are using pie or muffin molds - to the correct size.Cut out enough circles for the top of the pies.
  • STEP 5
    Mix the mince with the breadcrumbs and seasoning.
  • STEP 6
    Add gravy to bind, and mix thoroughly
  • STEP 7
    Fill the pie shells to 3/4 full.Add the top and seal.
  • STEP 8
    Using a knife, make a couple of cuts in the centre of the pid to allow the steam to escape.Brush with milk to glaze.
  • STEP 9
    Pre-heat the oven to 190 centigrade/ 375 F.Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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