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Recipe: How-to make Nigerian Meat pies



Recipe How-to make Nigerian Meat pies

When you think of Nigerian Meat pies you think of this rich pastry filled with minced beef, soft potatoes and carrots filling which you can down with a cold juice hmm that sounds so good right now. Meat pies are one of Nigeria’s most popular snack and won’t it be nice if you can just make this in your own kitchen? Yes imagine hot meat pie coming out of the oven and you can just sit and devour them, ok enough of the imagination let’s make some.

Meat pie dough

You will be needing the following

Flour21/2 cups

Butter 200 gms (one sachet of baking butter in Nigeria)


A pinch of salt

1cup ice cold water

1teaspoon baking powder

For the filling

1cup ground beef

1cup diced carrots

1cup diced potatoes

1cube seasoning (maggi)

A pinch of salt

1teaspoon veg.oil

Half teaspoon curry

Half teaspoon thyme

1small red onion diced

1tablespoon flout mixed with half cup water.


In a large bowl mix the flour, salt, baking powder together with your hands and then gently mix in the butter till well Incorporated and looks like breadcrumbs. Gently add the iced cold water little quantity at a time until you get a soft dough formed.

Transfer the dough onto a large floured surface and knead until it gets smooth and elastic this should take about 10minutes, once that is achieved place in a bowl and cover with foil and let it sit in the fridge for 30minutes while we make the filling.

Place a frying pan on low heat and pour in your vegetable oil, allow to heat up and add in the onions, sauté for two minutes and then add the beef, stir till it goes from pink to brown, then add your salt, seasoning cube, thyme and curry stir to incorporate. Now add in the carrots and potatoes with two cups of water and allow to cook till carrots and potatoes are soft and tender, then add in the flour paste stir and leave to cook until thickened, this will make the pie moist on the inside and not dry out.

Now bring your dough out from the fridge and roll out on a smooth and floured surface to about 1inch thick and cut out circles using a glass cup or a cookie cutter, gently roll out the circle and place one tablespoon of the filling inside the circle, now gently flip one side to cover the other and use a fork to mash the edges together, repeat same process till you are out of dough.

Break you egg in a small bowl and add two tablespoons of water to it and beat, now brush your meat pies with the eggs wash and place them on a floured baking sheet and baked in a pre-heated oven of about 250degree for 25minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool down, seriously allow it to cool down before you remove the baking sheet, now serve and enjoy with a cold drink.

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Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream (best homemade ice cream)



Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream1

Ice creams are so sweet and delicious that one can never get enough of it, and the idea of making it in the comfort of your home is simply amazing!

Just the thought of opening your freezer and having ice cream ready anytime you want it, especially on a hot sunny day is one reason why you should consider making it at home.

Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream1The one thing that scares people off from making ice cream at home is the fear of it not coming out right and having to get so many ingredients and so on.

But what if I tell you that you can make ice cream with just 3ingredients! Yes you read that right, 3ingredient ice cream with no need for an ice cream machine; funny thing is you might already have these ingredients in your kitchen.

This is my first attempt at ice cream making, as it was hubby’s birthday over the weekend I just wanted to try something different, so I whipped up this yummy banana and cookie crumbles ice cream that came out so good and left me feeling like a pro. So for this recipe you will need the following


1) 6 meduim ripe bananasBanana and cookie crumbles ice cream1

2) 1 cup full cream milk

3) 5 tablespoon sugar

4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

5) A pack of cookies


Peel and cut up your bananas into circles and freeze them in a Ziploc bag till they are frozen. Bring them out of the freezer and place in a blender with the milk, sugar and vanilla.

Blend till its super smooth, please resist the temptation to dip a spoon in and lick some, just scoop it all out and place in a bowl with cover, allow this to sit in the freezer till its semi frozen.

Bring it out and crumbled up any cookies of your choice (I used Oreos) into the ice cream and mix to combine.

Keep in the freezer till its frozen and firm, serve with your choice of toppings or just on its own.

Try out this recipe and don’t forget to leave me your comments in the comments section.

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Soft bread rolls recipe (breakfast bread)



Soft bread rolls recipe1

Bread is a staple food in most homes all over the world, it’s a must have for breakfast in most homes and also for dinner, nothing beats the taste of freshly baked bread, its warm,buttery,soft and so so delicious.

As common as it is, not everyone knows how to make it at home, I guess just the thought of making bread from scratch scares some people, but the truth is that, it’s quite simple and easy to make, and once you have mastered the art of it, you won’t stop making it.

Soft bread rolls recipe1

Benefits of making your own bread are so numerous that when you consider it, you would prefer to make it yourself especially when you have a fail proof recipe like the one am going to be showing you now.

Homemade bread is by far better than store bought, its chemical free (no preservatives), it’s rich, tasty and you are in control of what ingredients go into it! So you see that it makes a whole lot of sense to start making your own bread. So let’s get to it already


6cups flour
1/2cup sugar
1teaspoon salt
3large eggs
2cups warm milk
1/4cup of softened butter
3teaspoon dry active yeast


In a large bowl pour your warm milk (warm not hot) and add your softened butter to it, sprinkle your yeast into the milk (make sure it’s active yeast please) now add your sugar, salt and 2eggs give it a good mix with a whisk and gently add the flour one cup at a time, setting aside 1cup of flour for kneading the dough.

Soft bread rolls recipe1After you mixing in the flour and you have a soft, sticky dough, flour a smooth surface and turn the dough onto the floured surface and knead gently, it will be sticky so just keep adding little flour( make sure you don’t get tempted to use too much flour while kneading or your bread will be strong not soft) knead for 8-10minutes and then place the dough in a deep large bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1hour, that’s enough time for it to double or triple in size.

Soft bread rolls recipe1After one hour, uncover the dough and punch it release all the air, transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead again for 5minutes, after kneading, cut the dough into ten or more parts depending on how large or small you want your bread rolls, make each cut out into a ball by rolling it in circular motion till you get a ball shape formed.

Take a baking sheet that has been buttered or sprayed with cooking spray and line your rolls into it. Now turn on your oven to 275degrees, now take a kitchen towel and cover the dough to allow it rise for another 30minutes.

Soft bread rolls recipe1After 30minutes, uncover the dough, crack the remaining 1egg into a bowl and add 2tablespoon of water, mix and gently brush this egg wash all over the dough, place the baking sheet into your oven that had been hearing up and allow this to bake for 30minutes until the bread start to have a golden brown colour on top.

Bring out your bread and allow to cool for at least 20minutes before you serve. It’s this easy and straight forward. Try it out and as usual leave me your comments.

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Nigerian Pepper Soup Recipe



Nigerian Pepper Soup Recipe

On a rainy cold day, there is nothing more soothing than a hot bowl of Nigerian Pepper soup with its spicy taste and lots of meat or fish of your choice; you will just keep eating till the bowl is empty.

There are so many recipes to making pepper soup, am just going to be showing you the basic one that I use always.


Meat or fish of your choice
Salt and seasoning
Ground pepper
Ground crayfish
Ground pepper soup spice (you can get this in any local market in Nigeria)
Scent leaves
Onions and ginger


Wash and boil your meat or fish with water just enough to cover it, add your onions and ginger sliced thin with salt and seasoning until its half way cooked. Add your pepper soup spice and scent leaves that you have washed and sliced cook till the meat is completely cooked, serve while hot with boiled yams, plantain or bread. Enjoy and remember to leave me your comments.

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