Meat Pie Making

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Hi

Maybe more for the Brits, Kiwis or Ozzys but I would like to make some smaller hand size pies (meat, S&K etc) but am unsure of how the smaller pies are moulded. Has anyone done this before?

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I have some small metal pie dishes. That would be for shortcrust pastry pies. I've also used small ceramic dishes.

There is another type of pastry used for traditional pork pies: hot water crust, which is moulded by hand, traditionally around a pie dolly.

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Alternatively, if you want quite small pies you could use a muffin tin.
 

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I have two small metal (nonstick) pie tins, cost me maybe $1US each. They work really well.

I've used ceramic ramekins as well, but they didn't brown the crust as nicely. I've never used a pie dolly.
 

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I have some small metal pie dishes. That would be for shortcrust pastry pies. I've also used small ceramic dishes.

There is another type of pastry used for traditional pork pies: hot water crust, which is moulded by hand, traditionally around a pie dolly.

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Alternatively, if you want quite small pies you could use a muffin tin.
I watched all contestants fail using that on the Great British Baking Show.

What about pies like Jamaican Patties and Empanadas. Don't need a pan for these.
 

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Si Craig,
Stromboli is OK it become quite popular in Pizzeria, good things are you make small or big as need also Calzone can deep fry also. I think Stromboli can be fry to.

Sarana x
Like pizza, I prefer my strombolis baked in a wood burning oven.
 

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Like pizza, I prefer my strombolis baked in a wood burning oven.
Si no taste as good as wood fire! But fry good Calzone keeps better. Papa took two medium each day to docks in Napoli to work. Mama put meats and cheese inside and salad in box, he also take two bottle Peroni!

Sarana x
 

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Si no taste as good as wood fire! But fry good Calzone keeps better. Papa took two medium each day to docks in Napoli to work. Mama put meats and cheese inside and salad in box, he also take two bottle Peroni!

Sarana x
That is why I do a lot of cooking on my outdoor equipment.
 
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