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Jamaican Patties!

As I come to the end of my pregnancy, I realized that I have had the sudden urge to bake things that I would have never dreamed of baking! I came across a recipe here and decided to challenge myself! If it is one thing that I need to work on when it comes to baking, it’s PATIENCE! I watch too many Foodnetwork shows that show these individuals baking, frying, and preparing all of these delicious meals in record time! I plan to become that efficient some day but right now I need to take baby steps.

So, I gathered my nerves and ingredients and began to bake!

  

  

  

  

  

So yes, my recipe was slightly different than the one I glanced at on Kamran’s blog, and I must say–they came out pretty darn tasty!

Ingredients:
Pastry Dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon of turmeric powder…sorry Jamaican foodies! I don’t know the GOLDEN KRUST recipe!
1 teaspoon of sea salt
¾ cup butter (I used butter straight from the tub)
½ cup ICED water

Quickly stir the dry ingredients first, then add the butter and, using your hands, knead the butter into the dry mix. You may need to add a pinch or two of more flour if is too gloppy and sticky, but don’t add too much. You want a nice and toasty crust in the end, right!?

Quickly stir the dry ingredients first, then add the butter and, using your hands, knead the butter into the dry mix. You may need to add a pinch or two of more flour if is too gloppy and sticky, but don’t add too much. You want a nice and toasty crust in the end, right!?

Now for the fun part! We get to cut them into nice little circles. You can do them however you’d like. Cut 2 cirlces per patty (to place one on top of another) or use 1 patty to fold over on itself. It’s truly your preference. I did both.Once you have cut out all of your discs (and using up all of the scraps! No wasting!) Don’t laugh, I used my slapchop as a cutter because I have not yet become confident enough to splurge on my first official baking set! Place each disc between plastic wrap, stack them up to act as a weight on each other and place them in the refridgerator to cool while you start on the ground beef mix.

I know there are veggie fillings, chicken filling, and more so you can feel free to experiment with those recipes if you have them!

Filling:

1 teaspoon chili powder and curry powder( I love spice!)
½ teaspoon dried rosemary and thyme
1 ½ tablespoons hot sauce (can you more or less to you preference)
½ pound ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup diced red bell pepper
¼ cup diced onion
Add a pinch of salt and pepper to bring out the yummy flavors! MM!

In a separate bowl, paste together the herbs, hot sauce, and chili powder. In the meantime, bring to a simmer the onions, chili powder, and curry. Then add the meat. Make sure the meat does not become over cooked because you will be putting it into the oven to bake with the pastry dough.

And walah! Once the meat is just beginning to look tender (not raw!)  set it to cool then proceed to fill your pastry dough. Now is a good time to start preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Once you assemble all of the pastries together, place them in the oven for 30 minutes! My oven runs on the low side so you may want to check them periodically to ensure that they keep from burning. Set to cool, but please enjoy them warm!

Enjoy!

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August 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment


Kristen

My name is Kristen. I am a mother to a little boy who is scheduled to make his debut on 8/31/10. I have found a new interest in crafts, baking, and DIY projects and hope to share them all with you once I get things rolling:-)

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