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Meat-Pie Easy

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For the Meat Pie dough:

* For the Nigerian Meat Pie dough

* 1kg (8 cups) plain flour (All-Purpose Flour)

* 2 teaspoons baking powder

* 500g (1.1 lbs) Butter

* 2 pinches of salt

* 100ml cold water

* 1 Medium-sized Egg

* Meat Pie Ornamental Ingredient:

* 1 Medium Egg

* 1 Tablespoon Milk

For the Meat Pie filling:

* 2 medium Irish potatoes

* 2 medium carrots

* 1kg minced meat

* 1 medium onion

* 1/2 cooking spoon of vegetable oil

* 2 Maggie cubes

* 1 teaspoon thyme

* 2 tablespoons plain flour

* 1 cup / 250 ml / 8.4 oz cold water

* Salt to taste


For the Meat Pie Filling:

heat ½ Cooking spoon of vegetable oil in a saucepan,

1 medium-sized diced onion, combine together.

Add 1kg of Minced Meat,

and stir vigorously till the minced meat turns pale.

Add 1 Tablespoon of Thyme, salt to taste, 1 Maggie Cube,

1 Nutmeg, stir together and add 250 ml of water,

Stir together then cover to cook for about 2-3 minutes.

add 2 Medium-sized Irish Potatoes,

tiny cubes of carrot, stir together,

Cover the saucepan, once the contents of the saucepan are, start boiling,

dissolve 2 tablespoons of plain flour

in half a cup of cold water

and add to the meat pie filling.

And cook till it’s well done.

For the Meat Pie dough:

Put 1 kg of Plain Flour in a sizeable bowl,

2 teaspoons of Baking Powder,

Salt to taste, stir together,

add 500g of Butter,

Use finger-tips to rub the butter into the flour,

then add 1 Egg, and continue to use your fingertips to rub it

till the mix becomes like crumbs.

Add 1 cup, 250 ml of cold water,

knead the dough, cover with cling film

and leave it to rest in the fridge for 10 to 20 minutes.

This makes the dough more elastic.

For the Cutting, filling, folding and closing,

Spread flour on the surface,

Roll the dough out, to achieve a 5mm thickness.

Then use a cutter to make a round cut on the roll-out dough.

You can either use a meat pie cutter or a small bowl.

scoop some meat pie filling

into the centre of the round cuts,

The quantity should be such that

you can comfortably close the dough without overflowing.

fold one part of the dough

To meet the other end,

And use your fingertip to press it first, to close,

Then use a fork to press the 2 edges together

to close tightly.

Heat up vegetable oil in a frying pan, (not smoking hot)

and gently place the Meat Pie into the hot oil.

fry the Meat Pie on medium heat until it’s crispy and brown

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