This is a good BASE recipe for Jamaican beef patties. However, I did a fair bit of modifications to it, to warrant a 4 or 5 stars in my book. 1) Never make the mistake of just using butter in the pastry. You need shortening to keep it flaky. I made a mistake of just using butter bc I am not too fond of shortening in my diet, and well, the pastry sunk and was very greasy. 2) I added turmeric to the dough, to give it that famous, distinct colour. 3) I added chopped scotch bonnet peppers ( for that wonderful kick ) and some allspice, in order to give it that distinct flavour that is found in most Jamaican dishes. ( If you don't have scotch bonnet peppers readily available, you can substitute with cayenne red pepper )
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This is a good BASE recipe for Jamaican beef patties. However, I did a fair bit of...