Fried meat pie

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Bye Bye baked meat pies and hello fried meat pies,this crunchy and delicious meat pie will keep you and your family drooling and asking for more, try this recipe out.

Ingredients

for meat pie filling

  • 300g minced beef.
  • 1 onion.
  • 2 medium sized carrots.
  • 2 potatoes.
  • handfull chopped spring onions.
  • 1 tsp curry powder.
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 stock cubes.
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour.
  • half cup vegetable oil.

for making the pastry

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour.
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tbsp butter.
  • pinch of salt.
  • 1/2 cup cold water.

procedure

to make meat pie filling.

  • scrape carrots,peel potatoes wash,cut into cube sized chunks, cook,drain and set aside.
  • in a pot add oil,minced meat,diced onions,curry,thyme,stock cube and stir fry for 3mins.
  • add cooked carrots,potatoes and top up with half cup of water and allow to boil for 2mins.
  • now make a running paste with flour and cold water.
  • add the paste into the pot containing minced meat stir and cook for 5mins.
  • allow to cool down completely.

to make meat pie pastry.

  • in a bowl mix all dry ingredients and mix very well.
  • now rub the butter against the flour mixture untill well incoperated (it will look like bread crumbs).
  • now add water bit by bits and keep kneading the dough till you achieve a thick elastic dough.
  • knead for another 5mins,cover and allow for 15mins.
  • after 15mins bring out dough and knead some more.
  • divide dough into 5 equal parts.
  • dust your work surface with flour.
  • roll out dough using a rolling pin to 5mm thickness.
  • use a pot lid to cut out a round shape dough.
  • remove excess dough around the cut dough.
  • scoop some desired amount of minced meat filling on the round dough.
  • fold one edge of dough to meet other opposite edge.
  • use your hands to seal edges properly.
  • use a fork and press against egdes to seal tight.
  • seal with hands properly again.
  • heat some amount of vegetable oil and deep fry on medium heat till golden brown.
  • enjoy…

 

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Sausage Bread Rolls

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Ingredients

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tbsp melted butter

1 whisked egg divide into 2 half for egg wash.

Half tbsp salt

1/4 cup warm milk

1/2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tbsp yeast

5 pieces of sausage (cook for 6mins on high heat).

Procedure

Dissolve yeast in milk, and mix for yeast test.

Mix butter and eggs .

In a clean big bowl mix all above ingredients together mix and add flour,add salt,yeast, sugar knead and transfer to a work top knead for 5mins…

Allow to rest and rise in a warm place for 40mins.

After 40mins

Divide into 5 equal parts,roll into long thread though,pick sausage one at a time and wrap the dough around the sausage in a snake like manner ūüėĄ.

Grease tray and arrange on a baking tray,egg wash with half remaining egg and allow to rise for another 30mins.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and bake for 20mins.

Enjoy.

Vegetable sauce 

this recipe is perfect for white rice, boiled pasta or spaghetti, quite easy and very delicious…. Yummy

Vegetable sauce

Ingredients

Tatashe/red bell peppers 

Tomato

Tomato and tatashe should be ratio 1:1

Chopped green bell pepper

Chopped Cabbage

Chopped spring onion

Chopped onions

Vegetable oil

Stock cubes

Beef stock

Fried beef /fried chicken or fried fish (am using fried beef for mine)

Blend tatashe and tomatoes with 1 big onion.

In a pot strictly fry vegetable oil with 1 diced onion.

Add blended tatashe/tomatoes, beef stock, stock cubes, springonions, 1 sachet gino curry powder, and fried beef if at all you can using beef but skip this part to the last part if you want to using fried fish/fry on average heat till oil settles on top of the pot that means its perfectly fried.

Now add green bell pepper, Cabbage,fried fish if you are using fish, diced onion allow to simmer on low heat for 3mins serve with white rice, boiled pasta, spaghetti etc

Gurasa(local bread) 

this bread Is specially made from flour, wheat flour or maize flour, this recipe shows how to prepare gurasa with flour.

Ingredients

4 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp dry active yeast

Half tsp salt.
Procedure

-in a bowl add all dry ingredients together and mix with cold water.

-the dough should be thicker than that of puff.

-knead very well cover and place in a warm place for an hour.

-after 1 hour, heat a non sticky pan. 

-scoop batter with your palms flatten and place on the non sticky pan, flatten with your palms more on the non sticky pan, allow to stand till golden brown. 

-flip to the other side and allow to brown. 

-remove and keep in a cooler closed. 

-repeat for  the remaining batches till dough is finished. 

Before serving 

Rub little oil over the gurasa, Coat gurasa bread with kuli kuli powder well seasoned with seasoning, add onions and tomatoes and serve 

Cupcakes 

Ingredients 

8 cups flour /1mudu 

2 sachet margarine (simas) 500g 

3 cups full sugar 

2 tbsp full baking powder 

10big eggs 

Procedure 

-in a big bowl cream margarine and sugar for 30mins or more using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon if you don’t have an electric mixer. 

-add eggs stir to combine properly, mix very well for 3mins  

-add flour and baking powder at same time and stir well while staring add a cup of water. 

-combine well, set aside. 

-rub margarine on small cupcakes pan. 

-preheat oven to 180degress. 

-using a small spoon scoop 2 spoon full of cake batter into cupcakes tin. 

-arrange in in the oven and bake till lightly browned. 

With this you should be able to get 40 to 50pieces cupcakes. 

Golden puff puff 


Ingredients

 2 and half cups of flour. 

2 spoons of Yeast 

 sugar to taste i normally add half cup of sugar or more it depends on whether you like sugar or not. 

Luke warm water 

Vegetable oil for deep frying. 

Pinch of salt. 

Procedure 

Mix all dry ingredients together mix properly, now add Luke warm water bits by bits carefully untill u make a smooth running Paste, it should be thicker than pancake batter. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 45mins.

After 45mins heat some vegetable oil the vegetable should be much in such a way that when you drop balls of Puff Puff it should float in the oil freely. 

Now scoop some batter into the oil with your hands by squeezing out the batter from between your thumb and index finger this will make the Puff Puff round and spherical shape, fry on medium heat till both sides turn brown, turn at intervals.

Gwate(maize grits pudding) 

‚ÄčGwaten(tsaki)

semi solid maize grits pudding/acha pudding … (very nutritional, medically adviced to start an infant after 6months (exclusive breastfeeding) baby friendly, please feel free to substitute maize grits with acha.

Ingredients

 2cups semi solid maize grits/acha /tsaki (Hausa)

 3 big plum tomatoes (chopped)

 2 hebanero peppers (chopped) 

1 big onion (chopped). 

 4 stock cubes 

 1/2 teaspoon salt. 

3 handfull washed and chopped spinach. 

 1 handful washed and chopped sorrel leaves

2 medium sized bitter garden eggs (gauta). 

3 spoons Palm oil(optional).

 meat (optional)brisket bone or biskit bone 

Procedure

  in a pot add 4 cups of water, pour in the meat, tomatoes, hebanero peppers, onions, seasoning and salt, let it boil until the content of the pot start to dry up, pour in the sorrel leaves, using a whisker stir vigorously while adding the acha /semi solid maize grits so it doesn’t lump, cover and cook for 10 mins (if it feels thick add small water) , pour in the spinach and keep cooking (add palm oil if you desire), after 5mins add the bitter garden egg (drop them whole inside) and let it simmer for 2mins and it’s ready… Enjoy NB some people add sugar before taking this pudding.