See How To Make Plantain Pie In Nigeria Below….
- Peel the over ripe plantain and mash with a fork. Set aside.
- Sift half of the flour, the salt and the baking powder into a clean dry bowl.
- Cut the butter into small pieces. Add them to the flour and mix till the butter is incorporated into the flour.
- Add the mashed plantain. Mix with a spatula till as smooth as possible. You will notice that it is quite sticky.
- Start adding the second half of the flour in small quantities, mix with the plantain and flour dough, add more, mix … till you get a non-sticky but soft ball of dough. If you do not achieve this with the quantity of flour I stated, add more flour till you get that. Ideally the quantity of flour you’ll need depends on how overripe your plantain is.
- When you are happy, cover the ball of dough with aluminium foil and leave to rest for about 10 minutes.
- Break the eggs and beat very well.
- Add salt and stir.
- Add the pieces of boiled yam, red pepper and onions. Stir very well and set aside. It should look like this.
Roll, Cut, Fill and Bake
- Grease the insides of the muffin tray cups with butter.
- When the dough has rested for about 10 minutes, knead it a few more times.
- Roll it out on a flat surface to a 3mm thickness.
- Cut the rolled out dough with the 3.75-inch cookie cutter and use the cut out dough to line the cups in the muffin tray. You can make several cuts at a time.
- Repeat the process till you have lined the 12 cups of the muffin tray.
- Scoop the filling into each of the cups. Leave some egg in the bowl; you’ll need it for glazing the pies.
- Roll out the remaining dough and cut with the 3-inch cookie cutter. Use these to cover each of the filled cups.
- Using a brush, rub the top of the pies with the leftover egg from the filling. This gives the pie a golden brown look when done.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Normal oven: 200C (400F)
- Fan Oven: 180C (350F)
- Gas mark number: 6
Serve with a chilled drink.