Scotland Food and Drink Ideas
Traditional Scottish Mutton Pies Recipe
This is a recipe for a traditional Scottish Mutton Pies, which is also simply known as a Scotch Pie. Popular throughout Scotland, these pies are delicious hot or cold.
Ingredients for Filling:
12oz lean mutton (lamb is a suitable alternative)
6 tablespoons meat stock or gravy
Seasoning (Salt & Pepper)
Ingredients for Pastry:
8oz plain flour
2oz lard/vegetable fat
2fl oz water
2 fl oz milk
1 egg yolk(glazing)
Preheat oven to 375F. Then chop the meat finely(some prefer the meat to be minced) and season well. Set this aside
Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Heat the lard, water and milk together in a saucepan. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the melted lard mixture. Mix then knead together until smooth. Roll out approx 2/3 of the pastry onto a floured surface. Cut into 6 circles and press into small pie dishes or "patty" tins
Spoon the meat mixture into each along with a spoonful of the stock/gravy. Cut the remaining dough into lid size for the pies. Seal the edges with water then place a small steam hole in the top of each pie lid. Brush with an egg yolk to glaze and cook for 30-40 minutes until the meat is cooked through and the pies are light golden in colour.
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