Recipe for Macaroni and Cheese Scotch Pie?
I'm trying to win a Mac and Cheese cook off and I think Scotch pies might be the answer. Can someone point me toward a good recipe? I've found hot water crust pastry recipes and descriptions of Mac and Cheese pies, but nothing that puts the two together in a real award-winning way. Can someone help?
Yes, I believe it is usually a meat pie, but I came across several mentions of a mac and cheese version when I was searching for unusual mac and cheese recipes. The closest I've got to a recipe is this:
Which might do, but I was thinking that someone might have a more official/foodier version???
Hi Kdka - I'm originally from Scotland and Macaroni Pies are the food I miss the most, and I stock up on loads when I visit my parents.
You are unlikely to find a recipe online - it's not really something we'd make at home, more likely to buy them from local bakers/supermarkets.
You are right that you'll need a water crust pastry case. I'd say cook the pastry blind, fill with your mac and cheese (to be authentic Scottish people would use fat macaroni not the thing stuff you see these days in England, oh and the cheese should be, if possible, Scottish cheddar, if not something orange (red leicester would be good) as it needs to have colour. Then cover with some grated cheese and heat through.
I would love to hear how you get on if you make them!
I'm not familiar with hot water crust method. I'll look it up.
I have a batch of the cheese mixture [from the taste of home mac and cheese recipe] frozen.
I planned on making a tri tip roast tonight for dinner but could do this instead.
Ideas or recipes for a hot water crust would help in my decision though....... :)