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Steak Pie

Post by Vinegarjoe » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:53 pm

How to make the simplest of steak pies????
You know the ones from the butchers etc.
I make mine far too fancy with stout/Guinness, tom puree etc. It's fabulous don't get me wrong, family love it, but a simple pie would be nice.

Anybody got a bog standard simple recipe for me to try??

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by Bruce » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:56 pm

Simplest recipe I have is:

1. Go to Barclay's the butchers (ardrossan branch if you like sausages in your steak pie, stevenston otherwise)
2. Buy steak pie
3. Take steak pie home
4. Heat steak pie
5. Eat steak pie.

cannae get any simpler....

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Post by John Donnelly » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:42 am

Saw it coming, but still had to laugh.

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by Hughie » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:10 am

Love sausages in a steak pie, and oor Ronnie, my Stevenston BIL always has a steak pie from Barclay's ready to serve up for the first evening meal on arrival. :)

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by sweet caroline » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:31 pm

My Children won't have anything else for New Years Dinner. :)

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Post by bonzo » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:57 pm

Me either love my new years day steak pie. Duncan's in Irvine for me.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by Bruce » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:05 am

Which reminds me of a conversation I had in the butchers when asking for a steak pie:

“Is it a pun wun, a hauf pun wun or a toaty wun?"

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Post by 5siamese7 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:04 pm

Hughie wrote:Love sausages in a steak pie, and oor Ronnie, my Stevenston BIL always has a steak pie from Barclay's ready to serve up for the first evening meal on arrival. :)
My dad who was English use to get annoyed if there were sausages in the steak pie. He thought its not a steak pie if it has sausages in it. I bet this is a Scottish custom to put sausages in the pies. Personally I think it makes them more tasty.

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by Vinegarjoe » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:32 pm

Bruce wrote:Simplest recipe I have is:

1. Go to Barclay's the butchers (ardrossan branch if you like sausages in your steak pie, stevenston otherwise)
2. Buy steak pie
3. Take steak pie home
4. Heat steak pie
5. Eat steak pie.

cannae get any simpler....
Really wanted the Organ Grinder here, but got his mate instead....lol

Make was the operative word not buy, can do that any day.

Anyone else??

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by michaelm » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi Vinegarjoe, obviously you're happy with the steak pies you make yourself at home, but feel there's something 'missing'.

Along with good quality stewing steak, the No1 ingredient that makes all the difference to how home made steak pies taste is the type of gravy seasoning powder/thickener/that you're using. If it's the usual consumer stuff like Bisto etc then your pie might well taste fine, but it wont taste the same as the one you get from your favourite Butchers, as they'll be using something a bit more specialised that isn't on general public sale.

So as a first step, maybe try and get yourself on first name terms with the Butcher, then ask if he/she could supply you with a small amount of steak pie gravy powder. (it shouldn't cost a fortune)
Some Butcher's will do that as long as you're a regular customer - but they won't be too keen if they think you're buying the steak, pastry and all the other ingredients elsewhere.

Getting advice from them on how to use it best is also a good idea.

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by Linda Dickie » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 am

I make my steak pie with diced beef, an onion, a few chopped mushrooms, gravy mix, a teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce, H.P. Sauce & Tomato sauce, a pinch of ground mace and a few drops of Parisian essence to darken the gravy, plus salt & pepper to taste. I also use bought sheets of puff pastry. I cook the beef on top of the stove until tender. Let it cool and then put it in an oiled pie dish before adding the pastry. I use an old fashioned porcelain bird to allow steam to escape. Please let me know what you think? (I found that a pinch of mace is the secret ingredient for the old fashioned taste that I remember!)

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Re: Steak Pie

Post by michaelm » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:08 pm

Sounds tasty.
I suppose it all comes down to personal preference though, even in how the pastry turns out. Some folk like it crispy all the way through while other folk - like myself - prefer it just a wee bit soggy underneath.

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