Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Pie of Pies

My hubby recently bought himself the Hairy Bikers Perfect Pies book and has been desperate to give on of their recipes a try so yesterday he decided he was giving on e of the recipes a go, After much deliberation he decided upon the Scotch Egg Pie. As we did not have a pie plate we had to amend the recipe slightly and used a pie dish. I'm sure if you want you could find this recipe on line, but just in case here it is  with minor modifications


1 1/2 block of Ready made short crust pastry  (bikers make their own pastry)
6 Eggs hard boiled
500g Sausage meat or sausages
100g fresh bread crumbs 
Black pepper
The ingredients

Pre heat oven to 200 C or Gas Mark6

Boil eggs

Mix bread crumbs thoroughly with sausage meat 

Divide pastry into two portions one for base one for lid of the pie. Roll out pastry for the base and place in pie dish/plate

Then add about half of the sausage meat make hollows for eggs and then place eggs into pie

Then put remainder of sausage meat into pie 

Roll out pasty for the pie lid Carefully place over pie and crimp edges of the pastry to secure the lid 

Use left over pastry to decorate pie We used hearts but leaves or something else might be appropriate    Brush over with beaten egg to give a golden crust 

Place in oven and cook for between 45 - 55 minutes
The finished pie

This pie can be eaten hot or cold both equally delicious.It would make a great picnic dish or for the buffet table. Why don't you try it and see what you think. I know one thing the Hairy Bikers pie book is going to see a lot of service in our house.

I also made a quick apple pie  to take round to family the following day


  1. I love this pie. My Mum used to make it for us when we were kids. Thanks for reminding me.

    1. It tasted so yummy we are now addicted to Hairy Bikers

  2. Looks yummy and so pretty too., I love the Hairy Bikers, but have never tried their recipes. I just sit there and drool. Must try this one.

    1. Well I have tried at least three of their recipes and I have got to say that they like Delia Smith do make recipes that you can actually follow and the end product looks and tastes as it should. Too many of these so called chefs are hopeless with their recipes and you end up with big failures despite following everything very carefully. I have also found many say to feed 4 and you seem as if their might be just enough to feed two with super model sized portions

  3. Looks like a shamrock in the middle there to be sure.

    1. Yes I suppose it does perhaps I should have created a thistle since its a scotch pie ha ha

  4. I haven't ever seen a pie like this before, I never thought of putting eggs in there! How creative! I just wanted to say that I really like your blog! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, fashion finds and more :) :)


    1. Hope you try the pie it taste wonderfully tasty. You have a very interesting and pretty blog passed it on to my 19 year old daughter she'll no doubt become a follower.