Sunday, March 30, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Paige Prince

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let's get cookin'!

Happy Sunday!! Today, Author Paige Prince is joining us with one of her favorite recipes. You can find out more about Paige by visiting her here: Paige Prince 

Please give her a warm welcome :)

My husband is always asking me to make Jamaican meat pies and this is my favorite recipes - so much so, that in my current WIP, the heroine is making them for the hero on their first date. :)

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 10 patties


      • 2 cups all purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
      • 1 dash salt
      • 1/4 cup margarine
      • 1/4 cup shortening
      • 1/3 cup water

      Meat Filling

      • 2 tablespoons margarine
      • 1 lb ground beef
      • 1 small onions, finely diced
      • 1 teaspoon curry powder
      • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1 teaspoon pepper
      • 1/2 cup beef broth
      • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
      • 1 eggs, beaten


      Make the crust: Combine flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, and pinch of salt. Cut in 1/4 cup margarine and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Do not overstir; that makes tough crust. Shape dough into a log, and cut into 10 equal sections. Roll each section into a six inch circle (approximately 1/8 inch thick). Set aside.

      Next, prepare the filling.: Melt margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until soft and translucent. Stir in ground beef. Season with 1 teaspoon curry powder, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook until beef is browned, stirring constantly. Stir in beef broth and bread crumbs. Simmer until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.

      Now make the patties: Spoon some filling into each pastry circle. Fold over and press edges together, making a half circle. Use a fork to press edges, and brush the top of each patty with beaten egg.

        Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

          NOTE: If you have the time and organization, it might be best to make the filling in advance, long enough to cool down before fillng the pastry. Otherwise, it might melt the pastry somewhat. Just a thought from a review on another recipe.
          Thanks so much for stopping by, Paige. This sounds delish! Can't wait to see you next Sunday!
          Readers: Please stop back and let us know how yours turned out and don't forget to check out all of Paige's books.


            Tamara Hoffa said...

            Sounds yummy

            Dilys J Carnie said...

            This recipe sounds like something my lot would love :)

            Lindsay said...

            I love Jamaican meat pies and this seems so easy even I could do it.