Macaroni pie (Scottish)
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Recipe for Scottish macaroni pie
I have been struggling for a while to obtain a recipe for a Scottish macaroni pie, without much luck. Bearing in mind that I have never tasted one, the following may be a close approximation. I made two portions of hot water crust pastry, hand moulded it into 8 not 12 pie cases, blind baked these for 20 minutes at 180° C (350° F - Gas 4), made half a portion of basic macaroni cheese and used it to fill the pie cases. Sprinkled a little extra cheese on the top and baked these for 15 minutes at 180° C (350° F - Gas 4). I have to say that I found the hot water crust pastry unbelievably greasy and not very nice at all. I will repeat the experiment using shortcrust pastry, which may not be authentic but will probably be nicer.