How to make delicious ghanaian kelewele at home

Kelewele is a ghanaian meal that is made from plantain, ginger, onions and peppers. It’s a very easy to make meal, fast cooking and mouthwatering to eat. Introduction Coming from a ghanaian dad, I always hear my dad talk about some delicious meals he was used to while growing up. When he talks, you see … Read more

How to make vanilla flavored sponge cake

Cake

Introduction: Sponge cakes are delicious deserts that are served after meals. Basically sponge cake is a cake without butter. It’s however an oil-based cake. The oil can be said to replace the butter. Let’s tell a bit of a story before we proceed to making sponge cakes. Story I have always been hearing about sponge … Read more

How to make delicious fish rolls at home?

Fish roll dough

If you love buying and eating fish rolls then it’s good to know how to make delicious fish rolls at home. With easy steps like these you have all you need to make yours. There was this very delicious fish rolls I used to enjoy eating in school. However the woman stopped coming to school … Read more

How to make Pink brain cookies

Pink brain cookies

There’s a very funny story behind this recipe I am about to share. You may be wondering why this recipe is called pink brain cookies . Okay let me get to the story. If you are in a hurry please use the table of content to scroll down to the recipe, thank you. Inspiration for … Read more

How to make homemade Chin chin?

Homemade Chin chin

I love everything homemade because you make them right at home and you save cost. I would be teaching you how to make homemade Chin chin. I am sure you would enjoy reading and trying it out. Ingredients needed for home made chin chin 1000grams of flour 150grams of butter 200grams of sugar 250mls of … Read more

Wanke stew

Wanke

Wanke is a ghanian delicacy made with guinea corn leaves, rice and beans. To enjoy this perfect delicacy, wanke stew or shitto stew can be used. Though this delicacy has it’s specific recipe, you can still enjoy it with whatever stew you have at home. Ingredients Tomatoes Scotch bonnet pepper/ata rodo Onions Ginger and garlic … Read more

Wanke

Wanke

what is wanke ? Wanke is a ghanian rice and beans. Ingredients needed for wanke Leaf of guinea corn. In my tribe its called kporo kporo baba leaf my mum says it’s the leaf that’s gotten from ogi baba plant. Anyway it’s pink/ wine in color. You can get this at a local market in … Read more

Crayfish stew

Learning how to make crayfish stew is very easy with this recipe. I have tried to make it as easy as possible and I am sure you would get a very good result. Crayfish stew is best served with rice and beans. Ingredients Crayfish Tomato paste Onions Magii Pepper Jollof seasoning/ curry Steps Heat your … Read more

How to make ofada stew

Learning how to make ofada stew is very easy especially if you already know How to cook ofada rice .Ofada stew is a local Nigerian stew made with offals majorly. Ingredients required The ingredients required includes: Offals: Offals are edible internal organs of animal that are well seasoned and enjoyed in pepper soup or ofada … Read more

How to cook ofada rice

Ofada rice is native rice made mostly in Ogun state. It was named after a town called ofada in Ogun state, Nigeria. It’s unpolished rice and as such as a great potential to be dirty. It is a delicious meal and it’s one of my favorite meals especially when served with a special stew: ofada … Read more

Moimoi recipe

Steamed moimoi

Moimoi is made from grinded beans, beans flour or blended beans. It can be enjoyed with pap or bread or both. Itcan be made using moimoi leaves, moimoi cups,nylons. This recipe is focused on making moimoi with cup Ingredients you need includes; Beans 4milk tins/ 2 cups One large Onions 6 Red bell pepper/tatashe 4 … Read more

Yam balls

Who doesn’t like yam balls especially if it has just a tiny bit of peppery effect in your mouth. The good part is it’s very easy to make with very little ingredients you can get at home. Ingredients Yam ( Boiled) Dried ground pepper/ ata gigun for the yorubas Jollof seasoning ( you need just … Read more

Watermelon juice

Watermelon

All you need to make an amazing watermelon juice is right here in this post. Follow me on this amazing adventure as we learn how to make watermelon juice. Firstly, what is the difference between juice and smoothie. Smoothie has the shaft/ fiber/residue in it but juice doesn’t contain the above mentioned stuff. When making … Read more

Ikokore

Ikokore

Ikokore is a yam porridgde made from water yam. It is common to the ijebu tribe in Nigeria. I remember my dad used to sing “if you marry ijebu woman you just give her ikokore, if you marry ekiti woman you must give her pounded yam”. Anyway it was just a song that I remembered… … Read more

Prawn crackers

Prawn crackers are edibles that are easy to snack on. They are also very easy to fry. I have very loving memories of my mum frying this delicacy for I and my siblings and how we used to enjoy it. So the day I went shopping and spotted it at a supermarket, I had to … Read more

Yam pottage recipe

Yam pottage is commonly known as Asaro. It’s a food common to the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and it’s most often referred to as yam porridge by some people.

Several ways can be employed in making yam porridge.

However , I would be teaching you just one method which is how I make my yam pottage/ porridge.

Yam Pottage Ingredients

  • Yam
  • Groundnut oil
  • Crayfish/smoked fish/ sardine
  • Rodo/scotch bonnet pepper
  • Onions
  • Magii and salt

Procedure

  1. Pour some water in a pot
  2. Peel your tuber of yam and slice few pieces of yam
  3. Make sure the yam slices are in small cubes
  4. Then rinse in clean water twice and place a pot on the stove/ burner.
  5. Add your rinsed slices of yam and water
  6. Afterward, slice a few pieces of onions into it but please Don’t add salt
  7. Add more water if required then Boil for 15minute and check if it’s soft.
    • if it’s hard and not edible boil for few more minutes until it is.
  8. Sieve most of the water and pound the yam slices
  9. Add one sachet of tomato paste, two cubes of magii and a pinch of salt
  10. Slice the scotch bonnet pepper and add it
  11. Enrich the food by adding some smoked fish/ crayfish/sardine/ Titus fish
  12. Put In one kitchen spoon of groundnut oil
  13. Add half cup of water
  14. stir and boil for five minute
  15. serve hot with a glass of cold water

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Doughnut recipe

Doughnut

I love doughnuts because they taste extremely delicious. Three types of doughnuts can be made: Plain doughnut: plenty of sugar is added when making this doughnut and They are eaten plainly Sugary doughnuts; These doughnuts are made with little sugar but after frying, a large quantity of sugar is then sprinkled on it. Jam doughnuts: … Read more

Fruits series#1

Fruits

Fruit series is a series focused on giving detailed information about several fruits and everything you need to know about the fruit. . This series shall involve discussions about a particular fruit and everything you need to know about it. An episode of this series shall be published weekly. To follow this series closely all … Read more

Sprinkle cookie recipe

Hello world,I decided to try making sprinkles cookies yesterday and it turned out very nicely, I would be sharing with you my awesome recipe for you to try out. Do let me know what you think and I hope you try it out.Let’s get started; Sprinkle cookie is a type of sugary soft cookie that … Read more

Vegetables stew/ Efo riro

Efo riro recipe


Let me tell you a quick story before I share the recipe. Mum and I had gone out to get a few things we needed for the house, but as usual, we ended up buying more things like vegetables and fishes. We then we had to buy smoked fish and pepper to cook it.

As we were driving to the house I told my mum I would love to cook the vegetables which she agreed, so the next morning I gathered my ingredients

Efo riro, vegetables stew

Ingredients

  • Pepper
  • Vegetables
  • fish( smoked fish and crayfish)
  • cowhide(ponmo) and locust beans ( iru)
  • magii and salt
  • palm oil, and onions.

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Procedure

  1. Cut your vegetables including the branches( unlike ewedu, vegetable’s branches are included when cooking)
  2. Arrange them neatly then slice into few pieces
  3. Rinse in salty water i.e add salt to the water.
    • then rinse the vegetables twice afterwards with clean water
    • Don’t drain the water but instead pick the leaves out of the water
  4. In a bowl, divide your smoked fish into two equal halves
    • Remove the bone
    • Flake/ pieces the fish ( don’t make it too tiny so you can taste the fish when eating the vegetables)
  5. Slice your cowhide (ponmo) into pieces
    • The inside of the ponmo may have to be scrubbed because of the dirt so I employ my iron sponge for this.
    • Rinse the ponmo very well
  6. Blend your pepper( tomatoes can be added but the peppery effect Which I like may not be felt so I don’t use any but you can)
  7. Rinse your locust beans
  8. Place a pot on the stove and wait for it to dry
  9. using a kitchen spoon, measure four to five spoons of palm oil and add it
  10. Heat for 3 minute
  11. Pour your smoked fish
  12. Rinse you crayfish and add to it
  13. let it fry
  14. Remove the fried fish and pour your blended pepper into the oil
  15. Add iru/ locust beans
  16. Add your ponmo especially if it’s not yet boiled.
  17. Boil for 15minute
  18. If you have boiled your ponmo before cooking, add it now.
  19. Add your vegetables and DON’T ADD WATER
  20. Stir your vegetables continuously
  21. Add smoked fish that was fried earlier
  22. Add one to two cubes of magii depending on the quantity
    • Note: if crayfish was used add one cube
    • Taste to see if salt is still needed, then add a pinch
Efo, riro, sliced vegetables
Cut vegetables

Serve your efo riro with Eba and any other swallow.

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Ewedu recipe

Ewedu is a native Nigerian food common to the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. The botanical name is Cochorus olitorus. The English name is jute mallow or Jew’s mallow. It is very nice when eaten with the Nigerian swallows like Amala, Eba, Semo. It can be served with another native stew like gbegiri. There are several … Read more

Chocolate cup cakes recipe

Chocolate cup cakes

Chocolate cup cakes are just perfect for a new day. Are you tired of making normal Cake ? Spice things up with some chocolate Cup cakes and let your family have fun. Ingredients Ingredients to make 6 cup cakes 4cups of Flour 150grams of Butter or use half satchet of butter 2½cup of Sugar 2 … Read more

Classic Pancake recipe

Pancake is a delightful treat that is very delicious to consume just like apple pies. Pancakes can be eaten as breakfast or as a desert and it can be enjoyed with syrup, honey or strawberry jam.

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Pancake recipe ingredients

  • Flour
  • Milk
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • flavour such as strawberry flavor.

steps:

  • Firstly, Mix dry ingredients
    • ( milk, flour and sugar) together in a bowl
  • Secondly, whisk your eggs to trap air.
  • Thirdly, mix both dry ingredients and the whisked egg.
  • Fourthly, fry your ingredients
    • using few drops of oil
  • Then Pour ingredient into the oiled pan
  • Finally, Fry both sides
Pancake mixture
consistency for your pancakes
Pancakes with jam
pancakes with strawberry jam
Pancakes

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Chicken stock and it’s uses

In my last post, I talked about, the secrets behind making an amazing boiled chicken. Today we shall be learning uses of chicken stock. I am sure you are as curious as a fish. Firstly, what’s stock? Stock is the liquid generated when meat, bones, poultry, fish, or vegetables are boiled in water with spices … Read more

The secret behind boiling an amazing chicken

If you have ever asked yourself how to make amazing chickens like those made by caterers them this post is meant for you as I would be sharing with you some secret to making amazing boiled chicken. Introduction The art of making chicken that stands out from everyone’s own is something that has been passed … Read more

Noodles soup recipe

I have always been fascinated by the act of making ramen and though I still haven’t figured out how to make one, I have achieved a noodles soup that’s satisfactory and gives me great joy when eating it. Noodles soup is something that’s a bit different from the normal noodles that everyone makes because of … Read more

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