|Meat Pie In an Oven|
This meat pie turned out yummy and I was shocked. So many
things went wrong while baking.
- The boiled carrots I kept in the fridge were forgotten
- While brushing eggs on the meat pie, the bowl (egg albumen) accidentally fell from my hand and emptied itself badly on the meat pies in the baking tray. There was no way I could scoop it out.
- Baking started with electricity, switched over to gas then, ended up using both gas and electricity at the same time, Lol.
After baking, the girls were asked to have a taste and give their scores. They ate and continued to ask for more. My dinner was wasted because everyone ate so much meat pie that they rejected dinner. The mistake I made was baking meat pies close to dinner time.
With all the forgetfulness and avoidable accidents while baking, I thought this was my worst meat pie while every one said it's their best ever. Hopefully I bake a better one this week and post. sorry guys.
|shredded beef for my simple meat pie|
|boil shredded beef with salt and onion|
|cooked beef with stock|
|cut beef into smaller sizes and blend|
|meat ground together with tasty meat stock|
|soft meat for meat pie|
|adding margarine, a little salt and rubbing into sieved flour|
|Add little water in bits, continue to mix and knead till dough can be molded into a ball and is ready for meat pie|
- Flour 3 cups
- Irish potatoes
I like to make my meat pie or buy from a few places I know I like theirs. Reason being that I do not enjoy meat pies with tomato taste and again, I do not like to bite into chunks of un blended meat. I like my meat soft like potatoes, boiled carrots and other ingredients. Where I have to swallow others and then continue chewing the pieces of meat found in the pie, I don't really enjoy.
When I make mine, I ensure there are no spices except thyme. I blend my meat soft, boil carrots and potatoes very soft too.
|boiled potatoes are chopped|
|thyme, salt and chopped potatoes are added to ground meat|
|mix ingredients and taste for salt (add boiled and chopped carrots )|
|Roll dough flat|
|cut flattened dough with meat pie cutter or cup. *wink*|
|add ingredients to cut dough, rub eggs on the edges to enable smooth folding|
|just enough meat for easy folding|
fold and press the egg rubbed edges with a fork
|cutting dough with a meat pie cutter|
|add meat to cut dough|
|press cutter closed to shape meat pie|
|cut meat pie ready for the heated oven|
|meat pie on a greased pan in the pre-heated oven.|
|meat pie bakes, the egg that fell over and poured affected this baking|
|meat pie starts disappearing from oven even before baking is completed|
|baked with egg not properly brushed on to enable it brown well|
- meat pie cutter or cup with sharp edges or the lid of your peanut butter
- board or clean table
- dough rolling pin
- baking tray
- Small paint brush to rub eggs on meat pie
- table fork
To me, there is nothing great about this meat pie, it tasted good no doubt, but, there is room for improvement.
Do you agree? **This is a very long post, so, better say "well done" before flogging o**
What/where do you think I could have done better?