Meat pie

ingredients for the filling

2 Irish potatoes

1 carrots

Minced meat

1 onion

5 spoons vegetable oil

1 stock cube

1 tsp thyme

1 tbsp flour

Quarter cup cold water

Salt to taste.

To make the filling

-peel and boil potatoes till soft, cut into tiny sizes set aside
-in a non sticky pan add the oil, onions and stir fry for 2mins.
-Add the minced meat and stir fry for 4 mins.
-add stock cubes, thyme, salt to taste and top up with little water.
-now add the running paste you made from the flour and water, stir.
-add the Irish potatoes and chopped carrots, cover and allow to cook for 5mins on low heat.
-after 10mins allow to cool down completely.

Set this aside and move to making the
Ingredients for the dough

500g flour
Pinch of salt
250g margarine
1/4 cup cold water
1 tsp baking powder
-simply sift the flour in a bowl, add the baking powder,salt and margarine mix properly till well incoperated.
-now start adding water in bits and slowly and gently mix the dough till you get a thick soft and smooth dough.
-allow to stand for 5mins.
-divide dough into balls.
-pick each one at a time and flatten on the work top using a rolling pin.
-roll into flat circles and use a pot cover, press against the flat dough to get an exact circle shape.
-fill in with the filling , cover from one edge to the other end, pinch the edges with a fork.

-preheat oven to 170degres before baking.

-Grease the oven tray with margarine and arrange the pie.
-bake at 150degres till golden brown.

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