You know, I’ve always wanted to learn how to bake and I thank God for youtube finally and the people that post videos because from one of them, I was able to make my first meat-pie. I’m not in school this year and I decided to take a plunge in it. Yes, I baked… and I baked a heartwarming, Nigerian snack, meat-pie. The first time I made these, I realized the time, energy and effort bakers devote to baking, it is priceless. Anyway, here are pictures of baking my first meat pie. Next time, I’ll make a video, maybe…
According to the video above, the directions are as follows:
Nigerian Meat Pie Dough:
•Plain Flour — 1 Kg
•Baking Powder — 1 teaspoon
•Margarine — 500g
•Salt — 2 pinches
•Cold Water – ½ cup | 125 ml | 4.2 oz
Nigerian Meat Pie Filling:
•2 medium-sized Irish potatoes
•2 medium-sized carrots
•500g of minced meat
•1 medium-sized onion
•1 cooking spoon of Vegetable Oil
•Seasoning – 2 Maggi / Knorr cubes and 1 teaspoon of thyme
•2 tablespoons of plain flour
•Cold water — 1 cup | 250 ml | 8.4 oz
•Salt — to taste
Wash and peel the carrots, potatoes and the onions.
Cut the carrots, Irish potatoes and onions into small cubes.
Dice the onions
Put oil on the stove and bring to a boil.
onions in the hot oil and fry.
Pour the beef and fry.
Add a cup of water
Bring to a boil.
Add the carrots
Add the potatoes.
Add stock cubes
Put a spoonful of flour in half a cup of water
Pour in the mix into the pot.
Get out your flour, this can be done overnight
Pour out the contents as directed
Add the margarine as directed
Mix in little by little
Add a cup of water little by little while mixing and until you have a dough consistency, not too soft.
Butter the pan and turn on the oven to preheat at 250F or as directed in the video.
Knead the dough and tale a piece and cut in the desired shape.
Cut into your desired shape, circle preferrably, put the cooked mixture in the middle and . fold, seal the ends with a fork, place in the oven for about 45mins, and taste if its done