Nigerian Meat Pie recipe is a very easy one to follow , but when done wrong, it can be really disheartening for the baker. So here are some FAQ’s that can help you, if anything goes wrong.
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Question 1: My Nigerian Meat Pie always comes out dry , crusty and very cracked, what did I do wrong?
Answer 1a: There could be so many reasons why your Nigerian Meat pie came out dry.
-It could be that you did not make use of enough margarine as stated in the recipe.The amount of margarine used should be equivalent in ratio to that of plain flour you are using(that is 2:1).
-If you use 500 grams of plain flour, your margarine should be 250 grams
-If you use less, like 250 grams of plain flour, your margarine should be 125 grams and the same goes for higher quantities too.
-If you make use of 1000 grams(1kg) of plain flour, then your margarine should be 500 grams.
1b-Another common cause of a hard Meat Pie is heat. While making Nigerian Meat Pie, it is advisable to put
the oven temperature between 170ºC to 200 ºC(335F to 400F)
And also check the meat pies from time time. This is because the heating capacity of various ovens differ and by checking it you would know whenthe meat pies begin to harden and brown. Make sure you take them out of the oven the moment it is ready and leave to cool outside not in the oven.
Question 2: Is it necessary to add the flour you mixed in the cup?
Answer 2: The flour mixed in the cup, helps to bind the filling togetherand keeps it moist while baking, but you can omit it if you want to. You can also use cheese as a substitute.
Question 3: Can I make use of whole milk in place of water when making Nigerian Meat pie crust or pastry?
Answer 3: Yes you can, because whole milk is made up of about 85% water.So feel free to use whole milk in your Nigerian meat pie pastry.
Question 4 : What is the best temperature for baking meat pie?
Answer 4: I always recommend oven temperature between 170ºC to 200 ºC(335F to 400F), but note that the heating capacity of various ovens differ, so check your meat pies from time to time.
Question 5 : My Nigerian meat pie isn’t dry, but it used to burst open when it is ready. Why is that?
Answer 5: This might be due to 2 reasons
First : It could be that you rolled out the dough too thin before adding the filling. A thin dough will tighten as you bake and then crack open.
Another reason is adding too much filling to the Meat pie dough.
Hope these tips were helpful. More questions and answers will be added as they come in, so feel free to ask any auestions about preparing Nigerian Meat pie and I’ll do my best in answering it.
Also check on the comment section below, you might find out that your questions has already been answered 🙂
Here’s the Nigerian Meat Pie Recipe
And below is a detailed video showing you step by step, how to make Nigerian Meat pie…Enjoy!
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