Chicken and mushroom pie for forty people


This tasty and filling pie recipe is specially designed for feeding a large group. You’ll need large saucepans and five large pie dishes.


For the pastry

  • 550g/1lb 4oz lard, plus extra for greasing
  • 1.15kg/3lb 5oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 300ml/½ pint water

For the filling