Your pies look awesome & just like those of M & M. I do hope you post your final recipe (flour, sauce, cheese) once you feel you have it as close as you can get it. My niece who lives in S. Jersey loves Mack/Manco and I would love to be able to make a pie for her that's close to theirs. Nice job, and thanks for your effort in showing us the way.
Are you thinking of offering at the farmer's market in addition to your regular pie? Maybe call it shore pizza !
Thanks for saying the pies look awesome and just like Mack and Mancos.
I will post the final recipe for everything, once we can decide if this is as close as we can get the taste to Mackís or Mack and Mancos. After the pie is tested more at market, then hopefully it can be created at home, also. Since Peter is also going along to experiment with this pie, his methods to mix, ingredients, weighs of sauce and cheese to apply and baking the pie at home will really be helpful.
I would also like other people that want to create this kind of pie at home to be able to taste something like their pies. I think right now the biggest problem will be the kind of white cheddar cheese that someone can buy at their own grocery store. I have access to different brands of cheese that many members canít get or that are hard to purchase. I want to try and get some white cheddar from Foremost Farms. I looked at their website and by what I can see, they only have one kind of white cheddar of the 1950-127. I did call them today and they transferred me to someone, but all I got was a voice mail. I will continue to work on this. Maybe somehow I can compare the cheddar from Foremost Farms to the State Brand I just tried, in terms of fat and taste. Then it will go along the lines of something I can find at the grocery store that tastes about the same. So far in my opinion, the sharp white cheddar from State Brand had the taste I remember, even though it was sharp white cheddar.
At this point, I donít know if I will offer it at market or not. When Steve and I had it sitting on the counter yesterday a couple of people ask about it. When we told them it was an experimental pie, made with all cheddar, they didnít even want to try it. If someone had told me before that Mackís or Mack and Mancos was made with all cheddar, I wouldnít have believed them.
Hopefully we will get this right at some point,