Cakes, Not really a Baker

Rum and Currant Bundt Cake

Boozey! Though rum is not favourite liqueur to drink, I think it pairs really well with cake and generally as a mixer. The Gingerbread cake finished and I craved a cake that had raisins in. Found currants that I purchased from an Indian store in my pantry and figured let's booze this up! Had to… Continue reading Rum and Currant Bundt Cake

Bean Dishes, Breakfast

Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)

Tola had asked me to blog about Acarajé. Tola shared with me a beautiful part of her family history and how her grandfather had escaped slavery in Brazil and returned to Abeokuta. As such her dad who is now in his 80's recalled that this is how Akara was made in his family while growing… Continue reading Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)

Pasta Dishes

Spaghetti Jollof

This is my son's favourite way to eat Spaghetti Recipe Ingredients (serves 5-6) 1 pack Spaghetti 1.5 cups pre cooked pepper mix (tomatoes + jalapeños + scotch bonnet, ratio 5:1:1)1/4 Tomato Paste1 Cup Chicken or Beef Stock2 bay Leaf1 tbsp curry powder1/2 tsp dried thymeSalt to taste2 or more Bouillon Cubes (These days I use… Continue reading Spaghetti Jollof

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Smoked Fried Stewed Panla

My mother in law made me fall in love with eating this fish. First time I saw her cooking it like this, I was intrigued. I had never seen anyone fry roasted panla (cod fish). And then she put it in some buka style stew (you know they stew that has meats, fish in it).… Continue reading Smoked Fried Stewed Panla