Ingredients

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

300g minced meat of your choice (Mutton, Lamb, Pork, Beef, Turkey, and Chicken)

700ml water

1 pack of our special seasoning mix

Lids to suit (see our simple, tasty and fun lid recipe!)

Method

1. Place the meat in a mixing bowl

2. Add the pack of seasoning to the meat and mix until the meat and seasoning are thoroughly mixed together – you can use a wooden spoon to do this, but using your hands is more fun!

3. Pour in the water and mix again, breaking up the meat – don’t worry about the consistency, it should look quite wet and runny just now, so that’s fine!

4. Leave the mixture to stand for 10-15 mins, it will absorb the water you added and become less runny. (Now is a good time to heat up your oven to 220 Degrees Celsius, 430Degrees Fahrenheit, Gas Mark 7)

5. Give the mixture one last stir and fill your DIY Scotch Pie Shells to just over half-way, using up all the mixture.

6. Place the shells on a baking tray, ready for lidding.

7. Lid the shells: quickly submerge each lid in water and place on top of the mixture in the shells.

8. Nip the lids against the inside of the shells, just under the rim, all the way around – this ensures that the mixture in the shells remains moist and that the lid will stay in place during cooking.

9. Ensure that the pies are not touching each other on the baking tray, and then place them in the oven on the middle shelf.

10. Cook for 15 minutes (by now, the glorious aroma of baking pies should be filling your kitchen!), turn the tray round and cook for another 15 mins.

11. You will know the pies are ready when the lids and the bases are golden brown. The filling will be bubbling hot. The smell will be irresistible – enjoy!!

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
  • Wow!!! What a fabulous product you have, made 12 Scotch Pies this morning (6 mince & 6 mince & onion). They are amazing. Recipe was really easy to follow. The smell in the kitchen was mouth-watering, so we had to try one as it came out of the oven. The seasoning is spot on, really spicy (just how we like it)...wow, what a beautiful pepperiness you get from the Gravy Mix...Once again thank you for introducing us to such a brilliant product. Mr and Mrs Ward, Ladybank
  • 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
  • http://deannacameron.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/a-scotch-pie-story-that-finally-has.html DeAnna Cameron, Orange County, California
  • 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