I used a baking pan that is 9 inches (23cm) in diameter and 1.5 inches (4 cm) deep.
For the dough
- 300g plain flour (All Purpose Flour)
- 150g margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 pinches salt
- ¼ cup cold water
For the filling
- ½ of a medium SWEET potato (150g)
- 1 small carrot (130g)
- 1 sweet apple
- 250g minced beef
- 1 small onion
- 1 big stock cube
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- Salt to taste
Thickener for the filling
A mixture of :
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- ¼ cup cold water
- 1 egg
The Meat Pie Filling
- Wash, peel and dice all the vegetables. Do the same for the apple.
- Follow the direction for making Nigerian Meat Pie filling.
- After step 4 from over there, add the diced apple, add the thickener, stir and leave to simmer for about 3 minutes.
- Set aside to cool down.
The dough for this pie is mixed exactly the same way as the dough for the classic Nigerian Meat Pie. Follow the directions over there to mix the dough.
Roll, Fill and Close
- Set your oven to 170°C (335°F) to preheat.
- Rub margarine on the insides of the baking pan. Break the egg, beat it and set aside.
- Knead the rested dough for a bit and divide it into 2 parts. One part should be slightly bigger than the other.
- Roll out the bigger dough to a 5mm thickness making sure that the diameter of the rolled out dough equals the diameter of your baking pan plus two times the depth of the pan and then some excess to allow for sealing the meat pie.
- Once happy, drape the flat dough on the pan and make it snug the inside corners of the pan.
- Fill the dough-lined baking pan with the filling.
- Brush some egg on the dough covering the edge of the pan.
- Roll out the remaining dough to 5mm thickness and a diameter that is a bit wider than that of the baking pan.
- Cover the pan with the rolled out dough and use a fork to seal the edges. Feel free to close the edges any how you like.
- Rub the egg on the dough. This gives the pie a golden brown look when done.
- Set the pan on a rack in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or till the top covering is golden brown. Place the pan closer to the bottom heating so that the dough at the bottom of the pan will be well done by the time the top dough is done.
African Coffee Biscuits
Prep : 30 m
Cook : 10 m
Ready In : 40 m
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
- Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Stir boiling water and coffee powder in a small bowl until coffee is dissolved. Stir in apricot jam. Mix into the creamed butter mixture.
- Stir milk and baking soda in a small bowl until baking soda is dissolved. Add vanilla extract. Stir into the creamed butter mixture.
- Combine cake flour and salt in a bowl; add to the creamed butter mixture. Stir well until a dough forms.
- Fill a cookie press with dough. Pipe dough onto the baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Source : allrecipes.com
South African Milk Tart
Prep : 15 m
Cook : 20 m
Ready In : 1 h 5 m
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Combine 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Add 2 cups flour, 1 egg, baking powder, and salt; mix well until dough comes together.
- Press dough into bottom and sides of two 8-inch pie plates to form crusts.
- Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Combine milk and 1 teaspoon margarine in a saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
- Mix 1 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 1/2 teaspoons flour, cornstarch, and vanilla extract into a smooth paste in a bowl. Pour over hot milk in the saucepan.
- Return saucepan to medium heat and stir milk mixture until thick, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Divide milk mixture evenly between the cooled crusts. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Cool until filling is set, about 30 minutes.
Source : allrecipes.com
Recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread
4 Ripe Bananas
9 tablespoon of Softened Butter
11/3 cups of Sugar
A pinch of Salt
2 2/3 cups of all purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 cup of semi-sweet Chocolate chips
1/2 cup of Coconut flakes
Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl.
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl except the coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
Pre-heat your oven to 375F.
Combine both wet and dry ingredients and beat till the mixture is smooth.
Grease your baking pan with some oil and pour in mixture into baking pan. Top it with the chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Serve warm with tea or coffee