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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Recipe: How to bake Nigerian Meat pie on a stove (without an oven)

Nigerian meat pie baked on a stove looks this way because of flipping to let the other side too cook through.

Nigerian meat pie is usually baked in an oven, but can also easily be baked on a stove top using a baking pan and cooking pot. This meat pie turned out as good as the ones I baked in an oven. What the meat pie needs to bake is just the heat whether in an oven or stove top. The process of making the batter and scooping in the meat and vegetable is the same (as shown on the step by step meat pie making pictures below)    The only thing I did differently here is heat a cooking pot with sand in it for about 40 minutes, cover with foil to prevent sand entering your food. Grease a baking pan, sprinkle flour in it, arranged the meat pies neatly and place in the heated pot. You can also cover the baking pan inside with foil (I didn't).  When the meat pie is cooked in about 40 minutes, I flip and leave for about 5 more minutes (This depends om how hot your stove/cooker is). For my cooker, I remove from heat after flipping and waiting 5 minutes. My delicious meat pie is ready.

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  • Use 5 cups plain flour ( 1kg is about 8 cups)
  •  2 sachets baking margarine (500g) I don't have butter today.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, If you using self raising flour, then do not add baking powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon salt
  • About 300 ml water to start with, if dough gets too soft, you can sprinkle more flour, if after exhausting this water, dough is still too hard, add some more water in small quantities while mixing.
For the filling, I had some preserved in the freezer after making this meat pie and chicken pie here. Had to bring them out, mix and use. You can make the filling by following THIS MEAT PIE RECIPE HERE. Or use recipe from my first attempt at making Nigerian meat pie here

This is how to bake Nigerian meat pie on a stove, without an oven.

Monday, November 21, 2016

How to bake cake using sand in a cooking pot; No Oven

 Delicious Cake baked using sand in a cooking pot placed on a stove top.
 I have posted a cake baked without an oven earlier on the blog. However, that cake wasn't baked using sand. The baking pan was paced directly on the pot and I don't think I'll bake like that again. Using sand and foil actually maintains the pot and is neat too. This I experimented with a small sized cake and because it turned out so great, I'll bake much bigger cakes using these method in the future becaause my oven actually consumes more gas than baking in a pot on the burners. Even when one has an oven, baking in a pot with sand really saves gas because less is consumed.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 sachet baking margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.

First of all I accidentally added the sugar direct to flour instead of beating it with margarine first, that scared me but the cake turned out great. Because sugar had already accidentally been added to dry flour, I had to add the eggs one after the other and beat with margarine before adding the vanilla essence. 

Baking without oven procedure:
The sifted flour which already has other dry ingredients added, now begins to get folded in with the egg/margarine mixture. After all the folding in, The taste is great and by now the pot of sand has been on the stove for about 20 minutes. The baking pan is greased, some flour sprinkled inside before pouring in the batter. Foil is used to cover the sand before the baking pan is placed on the foil in the

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oven Death And My Testimony

19 month old baby burned to death in oven by her siblings as her mother went out for pizza.

Chai God! Reading this story,  something tells me "Eya why not share your testimony with your blog readers too" but, I cant bring myself to share my testimony on this post, I'll publish after this. . .  May the soul of this innocent baby Rest In Perfect Peace.
 A baby was baked to death in an oven by her toddler brother and sister after they were left alone at home.
The twin three-year-olds watched as 19-month-old J’zyra Thompson kicked the

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Friday, March 08, 2013

How To Make Simple Nigerian Meat Pie At Home. Method 1

Nigerian meat pie I made with minced meat.

There are 2 meat pie recipes on this post; Below is my first attempt recipe at making Nigerian meat pie. After that, you see another recipe I used after I mastered the skill of making Nigerian meat pie. Good luck as you scroll down to see both...

My first attempt Nigerian Meat Pie In the Oven.

Nigerian meat pie recipe: First Attempt... Another recipe is below please, you can use any

Nigerian meat pie also known as minced pie because of the minced meat used is absolutely delicious. Meat pie is an easy to make Nigerian snack that is loved and enjoyed by many. It is so filling and yummy.
This first attempt meat pie turned out yummy and I was shocked because two things went wrong while baking.

  1. The boiled carrots I kept in the fridge were forgotten
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  • 4 cups plain baking flour  
  • 2 medium sized Irish potatoes
  • 500g Beef which I blended myself, you can buy minced meat
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 sachet baking margarine (250g) 
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 egg whites to seal the edges and brush on the meat pies
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder if you are using plain flour, if you bake with self-raising-flour, do not add baking powder

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recipe: Caterpillar bread stuffed with minced meat sauce

Caterpillar bread stuffed with minced meat sauce.

Caterpillar bread also known as Minced Meat bread has nothing to do with real caterpillars. Just the shape. This is a must try recipe especially for lovers of Nigerian meat pie. Easy to make and requires just few ingredients,

You can stuff with any sauce of choice, can be vegetable filling, chicken, eggs etc. 

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • vegetable Oil of choice

Friday, December 28, 2012

How To Bake Cake Without An Oven (Updated recipe)

 baking cake in a cooking pot

Baking Nigerian cake is very easy whether with or without oven. What many people do not know is that Nigerian cake is actually pound cake, can be baked in a bread pan, doesn't require much mixing.
The girls and I tried to save gas at the village by baking with firewood. Everyone that ate the cake complimented it. I did not eat though because I am really struggling with reduction of my sugar intake. Visitors and family enjoyed the cake.
We did the mixing together, but the girls designed their

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Step by step recipe for Braided bread stuffed with stir fried minced meat

Braided bread stuffed with stir fried minced meat and vegetables.
Braided bread is made the same way my caterpillar bread is except for the braiding. If you can bake my caterpillar (Minced meat) bread, then this should be very easy to understand. For the filling, you can chose vegetables, chicken, any filling you love just let it not be watery to avoid messy braids. 

I used
  • 8 cups (1kg) flour
  • 4 teaspoons of yeast
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • /2 teaspoon of salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups (500ml) warm milk
  • 3 tablespons vegetable Oil

1/4 kg of minced meat (You can blend your beef or buy minced meat from the supermarket)
3 medium sized onion bulbs
Seasoning cubes to taste
5 large Scotch bonnet pepper without the seeds
1/2  cup Vegetable oil or more for stir fry

First stir fry the onion, pepper and minced meat. Add seasoning and turn off the heat.

Braided bread stuffed with stir fried minced meat and vegetables.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Easy Guide To Wives Connection Nigerian Recipes

 Okro soup image courtesy: soupamarket.
For those interested in Wives Connection Step By Step Pictorials of yummy food recipes but cannot see the 'post categories' because you blog with phones, Click on the links below to arrive at

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Welcome To December; How To Create A Fun Christmas

 Happy December Guys
Happy New Month Dearies!
I couldn't wait to sit with a computer and start typing December greetings. This is my favourite month this year, every year, maybe cos of the weather, maybe cos of the festive season or just the Resting and enjoyment and meeting of friends and families one hasn't seen in a while and having enoug people around to practice and enjoy all the Nigerian food recipes on wives connection kitchen.

My best part of the year has always been December. Sorry for me, like a child, I still look forward to Christmas celebration, baking Christmas cakes for my family with many hands doing little work cos then it's a full house especially at the village where we bake cakes without an oven, Staying awake on Christmas eve and eating all the edibles and drinkables while waiting for 12 midnight to scream "merry christmas!" and decorating the tree with the kids, yes! I still do that.

Before it's Christmas, I always always promise myself that I won't interfere, I tell the children that Christmas tree decoration is their business, BUT, as soon as the tree is brought down, I can't leave them alone o. They beg and remind me of my promise but for where? I just can't sit and watch them mix up colours anyhow or hang without paying particular attention to details and beauty. I know it kinda ruins their fun but Eya must take part in that fun. I try hard not to join them, roam around, watching their busy little hands and before you say jack, mummy is already hanging some bells and asking to help with decorating parts above their height. Wish I can outgrow that.

Today is December 1 and it feels like Christmas already with everyone wishing happy new month and smiling like Christmas day. I pray this year won't be different for my family and yours too. May we truly enjoy this Christmas and tell ourselves that it is the best yet.

parents, let's not forget that giving the family a memorable Christmas does not happen by magic, we have to plan ahead. Get the tree ahead of time for the kids to have fun decorating, they love it. ...If you don't have one yet, these things are very expensive so, one needs to plan ahead.

Plan to get the family a yummy cake if you can't bake. I learnt to bake and decorate from you guys who posted cake recipes on the blog and yes, plus delicious cake recipes in cookbooks and Online, I now make very good assorted cakes for the kids and it's fun especially now that I got a mixer so we don't have to take turns mixing or folding in *I know a mixer is no news but, I can't help sharing:)

Plan to give the family a treat;
plan to lodge them somewhere if you are not travelling and can afford it;
plan to surprise family members with Christmas Presents if that has not been your practice;
 Plan to give them any surprise that would make it unforgettable.

Okay, Another thing that

Monday, July 22, 2013

Cake Mix Cake By Gee Emmy

Lovely Cake mix cake
First of all thanks to Sazzy and Jay for their contributions towards the operation of my Scanfrost oven "from hell" like one Anon said.

Using a cake mix is a very easy way to bake without starting from scratch. Cake mix can be found in big supermarkets, just get a pack and

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How To Roast Groundnut In A Fry Pan Without Using Sand

 Roast groundnuts made the Nigerian way.
 Here are three simple methods of making Nigerian roasted groundnut/fried groundnut. Roast groundnuts are a great snack any day, for roast groundnut lovers, one week doesn't go by without cravings for this delicious, nutritious snack. They taste really great if done the proper way and well salted. Here in Nigeria, There are two methods of roasting or frying groundnut also known as peanuts. There

Monday, March 03, 2014

Butterscotch, Strawberry And Chocolate Cakes Made In A Sandwich Toaster By Toyeebah

Lovely cakes baked in a sandwich toaster
 Hello Aunty. My name is Toyeebah,I came across your blog in City people magazine. I must confess I have learnt new positive things particularly the recipes (I love food *winks*),thanks a lot. 

I read the

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Different Cake Baking Recipes, Cakes For February

The good looking cake mix cake by mizosa
Well done and thanks to all of us who remembered to share our salad recipes in January. For February, Deborah suggested cake posts. We are not limited to cake posts alone. You can share any recipe you have with us.

Most of us will be baking for valentine, may something or someone remind us to take pics while baking and decorating our cakes so we share on the blog.
Thanks to us all, me inclusive cos I also shared a salad recipe in January.
Carry go.

Below are

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Valentine Special:Red Velvet Cakes, More By Ahdaizy Jayde

This is a "Do It Yourself" Valentine Baking!

Special valentine velvet Cakes

Something to wow the men in our lives this valentine. If you are one of those still thinking of what to present this valentine, think no

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Irish Potatoes With Egg, Sausages And Tasty Crunchies

 Irish potatoes with  sausages  crunchy vegetables and tomato ketchup
Irish potatoes can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For me, it all depends on the quantity served and what accompanies it. I fry and dry in serviettes because there is so much oil in them after frying. Another method I love is baking Irish potatoes