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Ingredients

For 12 Standard Shells Or 22 Small Shells Or 6 Standard Shells and 12 Small Shells

120g Plain Flour

30g Vegetable oil, Margarine, Butter or Lard (at room temperature)

A pinch salt (about 1 or 2 grams)

45ml water

A rolling pin

Flour for dusting

Pastry cutters (85-90mm for standard shells, 65-70mm for small shells)

Method

The following method will make some great scotch pie lids, but if you’re in a rush, roll out some puff pastry really thin and cut out your lids – they’ll do a great job too!

1. Place the flour, salt and fat into a mixing bowl and mix together for about 30 seconds

2. Add the water and mix together until you have one piece of dough.

3. Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour and knead the dough for about 5 minutes – this will give you an excellent arm workout!

4. Dust your work surface with flour again and begin rolling out the dough gently in all directions – the most important thing to achieve here is that the dough is thin!

5. Once the dough is about 2mm thick, start cutting out your lids.

To make your Scotch Pies with that traditional look, cut a 5mm hole right in the middle of your lids.



Our satisfied customers

  • Made our DIY scotch pies last week......fantastic! Recipe is really easy to follow, barely had to buy any ingredients as all in the kit and they taste lovely. Great presents for foodies or lovers of traditional Scottish favourites! Highly recommend them. :) Mrs S Nodes, Coaltown of Wemyss
  • Just had our first macaroni pies since we turned vegetarian, they were awesome, thanks:) Mr A Gray, Aberdeenshire
  • Thanks diy, they were great tasting pies all the way doon Devon. Mr J Silvestro, Devon
  • Brilliant!! No other word for them. Get them sent over to Canada as soon as one lot are finished. Very friendly when you call. The instructions to make, awesome, we actually add a little onion and of course put two holes in the lids. As they say on TV don't wait order now. Cheers, Doreen Murray (wee wumin from Canada) Doreen Murray, Canada
  • Well, I made some wonderful scotch meat pies!! As you said "they filled the house with the aroma". I could have eaten several if I had room in my stomach for more. My memory came back to me when I tasted the crust - yummy!! I served them with peas and mashed potatoes and my husband gulped it down so fast I didn't see how he could taste anything. But he really loved the pies as he doesn't ever get them. We are going to make some more this weekend...thanks again and congratulations on a great idea!! Mrs D McLaughlan, Chatsworth, California Mrs D McLaughlan, Chatsworth, California