April 10, 2013

Nigerian Meat Pie


I mentioned we had meat pie two weekends ago. For my non-Nigerian readers it's a variation of empanadas. Anyways, it was made by yours truly. After making it, I truly remembered why I don't make meat pie that often. It is hard work! But, it was all worth it at the end when I, Mr. D. and our guests devoured it and were still raving about it the next day. I pretty much followed the recipe here. I haven't made meat pie in a long time so it was better I turn to a good source than make a mess trying to wing-it. I made minor adjustment to the recipe like adding more condiments like curry to my filling. I also used one more carrot and potato as well. The last adjustment I made was using a bit more water. 7 1/2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of water wasn't getting me anywhere...lol. It was like a drop of water in the ocean. I almost broke my hand trying to make the dough, or maybe I just don't have enough arm strength; either way, I needed a little bit of help and that little addition of water did it.

This recipe I used is great and as you can see all the additions I made are personal preferences. The aroma of the filling filled the house once done, which I loved. If you are Nigerian walking in and you've smelled or tasted meat pie at some point, you wouldn't have to guess twice what the filling was for. My cutter was on the smaller size, a pot cover about 6 inches in diameter so this recipe made 20-25 pieces for me. I'm not sure of the exact amount because they were disappearing as they were coming out of the oven. I'll definitely be using the recipe again the next I'm courageous enough to embark on this journey of making meat pie.




Xx
Christiana

8 comments:

  1. Can you send some of those to my house? ;) They look so good...gosh! I want!

    xoxo
    Stella

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    1. Oh dear! you're a few weeks too late:)

      No worries, next time, whenever that's going to be...lol

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  2. They are perfect Christiana! From the way they disappeared quickly, they sure tasted as delicious as they look! And the size is so cute. Chai!

    Please share how you sealed them because they look like you used food super glue if there's anything like that. lol :)

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    1. Thanks Flo. You thought me well I should say :)

      LOL...I just used eggs for the sealant. I think i fork-pressed the life out of the edges to make it stay because i really stuffed the inside with filling. Apart from that, i didn't really do anything different.

      Wish there was such a thing as food super glue.lol

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  3. Could you please give a more precise recipe for this meat pie. I have tried following that of the link you provided time past, but my meat pie always come out VERY DIFFERENT. Your recipe list with measurements will be much appreciated! Thanks

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    1. Ope, sadly I didn't write down the recipe for this as I followed the one in the link.

      Although, I've made meat pie (well it's really chicken pie ) recently but it's a different recipe from this one. Still perfecting it so once I have it down, I'll share the recipe.

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  4. How much butter did you use for this 7 1/2 cup of flour? ( am having a hard time doing the right conversion, i keep getting different answers). Thank you

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    1. 1 stick of butter (8 tbsp.) is 1/4lb
      the recipe called for 1.1lbs so I must have used about 4 sticks of butter.

      Let me know if that helps.

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Xx
Christiana

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