How to make a Scotch Pie

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How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by Hughie » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:01 am



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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by brian f » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Looks good Hughie but i just cant do pastry. Went to Aldis a few weeks ago had Scots pies for sale and this wummin just beat me to the last packet from the shelf before me. :( Miss them...
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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by creamolafoam » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:43 pm

Would recommend going to your local baker for a proper pie. The Kandy bar has won numerous prizes over the yrs for their pies & sausage rolls but my personal choice is a shorts pie. Always spot on.
What I would add is stay away from the supermarket ones as they are a cheap imitation & rank rotten.

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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by brian f » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 am

I know about that foam . Have posted about Shorts pies before a few years ago ..
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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by Hughie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:45 am

Wasn't there such a thing as a Kilmarnock pie a few years ago - seemed to be popular. :)

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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by michaelm » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Hughie, after a trademark dispute between Kilmarnock Football Club and Brownings the Bakers who make them they're now no longer on sale at the football ground, but still widely available I believe.

Not really 'Scotch Pies' as such, but small individual steak and gravy ones in a scotch pie shell.

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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by bonzo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:56 pm

Shorts have been a goner for years they were taken over by brownings, the Kilmarnock one not the Kilwinning brownings.
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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by brian f » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 am

Hughie wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:45 am
Wasn't there such a thing as a Kilmarnock pie a few years ago - seemed to be popular. :)
Best thing about Kilmarnock - A roll on mince. Never seen it anywhere else in my puff.
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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by bonzo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:31 am

brian f wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 am
Hughie wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:45 am
Wasn't there such a thing as a Kilmarnock pie a few years ago - seemed to be popular. :)
Best thing about Kilmarnock - A roll on mince. Never seen it anywhere else in my puff.
Wee annies in Irvine have done rolls in mince for as long as I can remember.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by michaelm » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:32 pm

Beef is the most popular choice of meat used in the filling nowadays by butcher's and baker's alike and the seasoning consists of a bit more than just salt and pepper, so I wouldn't hang my hat on that BBC recipe.

Also, adding some water to the mix makes for a far more succulent tasting pie.
There's no need to glaze the pie lid's unless of course you're using puff pastry - but no self respecting traditional scotch pie maker would be daft enough to do that anyway.
Soaking the lid's in water for a few seconds just before use means they'll adhere better and stay fairly soft during the baking process, preventing the risk of them coming out of the oven brittle and dry. :)
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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by morag » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 am

The Eglinton cafe's 'hamburger' was just that, a roll with loose flavoursome beef...very popular.
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Re: How to make a Scotch Pie

Post by Hughie » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:06 am

They were selling "Scotch Pies" at our Celtic Festival in Oz over the week-end at $6 each, that's about £3.40.
I just had my lunch, so I never had one.

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