Jamaican Patties

Course : Curry
Serves: 16
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup ice water -- (approx.)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 small onion -- chopped
3 medium green onions
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs

Preparation / Directions:

DOUGH: In large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, curry powder, turmeric, and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until crumbly. Drizzle in water, stirring with fork and adding up to 2 tb more water if necessary, to make a soft dough. Form into a ball and flatten to a disc. Wrap and chill for 1 hour.*(Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 weeks.)* FILLING: In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, green onions, garlic and cayenne pepper for 3 minutes or until softened. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Over high heat, sauté beef for 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain off fat. Return onion mixture to pan along with curry powder, thyme, turmeric, salt and pepper; cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Pour in water; bring to a boil. Add crumbs; simmer for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened but still juicy. Let cool. *(Can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day.)* Divide dough into 16 pieces. On floured pastry cloth and using stockinette-covered rolling pin, roll out each piece into 5-inch circle. Brush edges of top half with water; place 2 heaping tbsp. of filling in the center. Fold in half, pressing edges together with fork to seal. Prick twice; place on ungreased baking sheet. *(Patties can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 day.)* Bake in 375F oven for about 20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Source: Canadian Living Magazine Feb/93

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