The tastiest Corned Beef Pie (TURNOVER)

Make this easy to follow Corned Beef Turnover recipe which is popularly referred to as Meat Pie in Ghana.

The recipe is inspired by the rich and flaky Ghanaian Meat Pie with a twist of flavour.

The Ghanaian Meat Pies in question are actually Turnovers if we have to go by the definition of a Pie.

Turnovers are known as pastries where the fillings are placed in the middle of each dough, folded, sealed and crimped whereby Pies are ingredients  typically baked in a pastry dough casing.

But then I prefer to name mine Ghana Meat Pies ooh!

There are 3 main elements that makes a perfect rich Ghanaian Meat Pie, namely;

*the crust of the pasty when baked should have a slight crunch

* the pastry needs to be moist when baked

* the filling needs  to be generous and equally moist

I have incorporated these 3 main elements and customised the recipe to help even a novice at cooking.

Typically you won’t find Caraway seeds in a Ghanaian Meat Pie (that’s a personal choice of mine which I highly recommend).

In the absence of Caraway seeds you can add Aniseed or omit it all together.

TIPS

When mixing the short crust pastry be gentle with it and avoid overworking the dough. This will prevent the activation of the Gluten in the flour.

Add your liquids a little bit at a time to prevent an extremely wet dough.

 

INGREDIENTS

300g of Self Raising Flour

25g of flour for dusting

150g of Cold Grated Butter

1 teaspoon of Salt

1 Egg Yolk

1 teaspoon of Caraway seeds (optional)

1 tablespoonful of Milk Powder or 60ml of Whole or Evaporated Milk

CORNED BEEF FILLING

1 Marks and Spencer’s tin of Prime Corned Beef

100g of slow cooked Baby Plum/Cherry or Sun-dried Tomatoes

3 large sliced Banana Shallots or 2 large Onions

Half a teaspoon of Red Chilli flakes

Half a teaspoon of coarse ground Aniseed or Fennel seeds

1 tablespoonful of Olive Oil

1 tablespoon of Butter

2 tablespoonful of Greek Yogurt

Half a teaspoon of freshly milled Black Peppercorns

Add Salt to taste (this can be omitted as Corned Beef generally is salty)

METHOD

Watch how to prepare this incredible Ghanaian inspired Corned Beef Pie (Turnover) recipe below;

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Easy Homemade Cottage Cheese recipe

In my previous recipe post I made the West African Cheese known as Wagashi and proceeded to also make Cottage Cheese with the remaining Organic Whole Meal I had left.

The process of making Cottage Cheese is similar to making Wagashi. The similarities end where the Curd is separated from the Whey for Cottage Cheese.

In making of the Wagashi I used distilled White Vinegar, whereas for the Cottage Cheese I used Lime juice and infused the whole milk with Lemongrass.

You can omit the Lemongrass all together and also use Lemon instead of Lime.

INGREDIENTS

4 pints or 2.2 litres of Organic Whole Milk

4 juice of Limes or 2 Lemons

2 optional crushed Lemongrass stalks

Please note you’ll need a Cheese Cloth for this recipe. In the absence of a Cheese Cloth, you can use an old washed and cleaned Pillow case.

 


TO SERVE

You can serve your Cottage Cheese with any stewed fruit and drizzle with optional honey. Add some Cottage Cheese to your scrambled Eggs for a flavour packed Brunch or Lunch.

METHOD

Watch how to make your own flavoured Cottage Cheese below;

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