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Baking peanuts in Oven

Ingredients:

  1. Peanuts
  2. Salt (Optional)

Method:

  1. Take out the peanut seeds from the shell (some supermarkets sell peanut seeds, you can use that).
  2. Pour one layer of seeds on a baking tray and put the tray in the oven.
  3. Bake these seeds at 150 degress celcious for 15 minutes.
  4. Take the tray of seeds out of the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. With a light hand squeeze the seeds to take out the thin layer of skin on top.
  6. Blow out these skin and serve.
  7. Store this in an airtight container.
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Custard pie (Fiji Indian method)

The Custard Pie is one of the most popular baked dishes in Fiji. The Custard Pie is prepared by baking the Crust/Pastry dough first followed by cooking a thick custard. This hot thick custard is poured over the Baked custard pie crust (Pastry dough) and let to cool. This can be glazed with condensed milk to give extra flavor.

Ingredients for Baking Custard Pie/Tart (Fiji Style):

  1. 4 tbsp Butter or flora
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 3 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 cups Flour
  5. 4 tbsp sugar (for crust)
  6. 2 tbsp sugar (for custard)
  7. Powdered milk 4 tbsp
  8. 4 tbsp custard powder
  9. 1 and 1/2 cup water

Method for Baking Custard Pie/Tart (Fiji Style):

Step 1 (Making the Pie Crust/ Pastry Dough)

  1. In a bowl, pour the butter and make it soft.
  2. Break the 2 eggs in a small bowl, beat it and pour it in the bowl of butter.
  3. Add sugar to egg and butter mixture and mix well.
  4. Add baking powder. Beat all ingredients well together.
  5. Sieve the flour and slowly add flour to the mixture and knead dough. Make a roti dough.
  6. Brush the baking tray with butter or flora and spread the dough on the tray.
  7. Bake it in an electric frypan on low to medium heat for approximately 25 minutes or till skewer/toothpick comes out clean. The Crust it ready to be filled with the custard.

Step 2 (Making the Custard)

  1. Pour the powdered milk, custard powder and water in a pot and boil it, keep stirring while boiling.
  2. Pour the custard mixture over the Pie Crust when the mixture is thick enough.
  3. Let the Custard on the pie cool, slice it into pieces and serve as dessert or serve with tea.

Note:

  1. You can make this delicious Custard Pie Recipe more tasty by glazing it with condensed milk as illustrated below.

Pour 1/2 tin condensed milk in a bowl, add 1/2 small lemon juice and mix well.
Spread this condensed milk mixture on the Custard pie to give more flavor.

  1. or you can decorate the top with sliced fruits.
  1. The Custard Pie can also be called Custard Tart or Custard Flan

 

The above Custard Pie Recipe was supplied to me by my elder sister Mrs Roshni Lata.

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Pineapple Pie

In order to make pineapple pies, we first need to bake the crust and than cook the pineapple and custard together and pour it over the crust. Let this cool, slice it into pieces and serve it in a small saucer/dish with a spoon.

Ingredients for Baking Pineapple Pie:

  1. Self-raising flour 2 cups
  2. Sugar 1/1/2 cup
  3. 1/4 pound butter (125 grams)
  4. 1/4 cup warm milk (liquid)
  5. Crushed pineapple 1 tin (275 g to 400 g)
  6. 2 tbsp heaped Custard powder

Method for Baking Pineapple Pie:

  1. Mix self raising flour and butter together.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Pour milk and make dough and knead the dough.
  4. Flatten this in a frypan and cook the Pastry dough on number 7 for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Cut the pineapple tin and pour it in a pot and add that same amount of water as the pineapple. (Tip: pour the water in the pineapple tin to the brim and add the water to the pot of pineapples.
  6. Boil the Pineapple and water mixture. Add Custard powder.
  7. Pour hot pineapple over the baked crust.
  8. The mouth watering pineapple pie is ready to be served.
  9. You can decorate the top of the pie with banana slices and/or cherries.

Note:

This Pineapple Pie can also be called Pineapple Custard Pie, Pineapple Custard Tart, Pineapple Custard Flan.

 

The Pineapple pie recipe is supplied to me by my aunty Janaki Narayan.

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Roasted Peanuts (Olden Style)

Ingredients:

  1. Fresh Peanuts
  2. Sand

Method:

  1. Get some Fresh peanuts from the market or farm. Wash off the soil and dry it in the sun for 1 or 2 days.
  2. Put some sand in a pot and heat it.
  3. Add the peanuts to the pot of sand.
  4. Cook in medium heat till peanuts are cooked. You acn know that the peanuts are cooked by taking out a peanut and peeling the shell and taking off the maroon cover. If the maroon cover is taken off easily than the peanuts are cooked and if it does not peel off easily than its not cooked.
  5. Separate the peanuts and sand.
  6. Cool the peanuts and wipe it in a cloth.
  7. Serve to guests with tea.
  8. You need to take off the shell and eat the nut inside.
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