Category: Snacks

Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

I often wonder why this groundnut candy is called "Sisi Pelebe". Sisi Pelebe loosely translates as "Skinny Lady" which is funny, because these sweet treats will certainly not leave you skinny. Sisi Pelebe is definitely on top of the list of my guilty pleasures, along with Baba Dudu Coconut Sweets, Coconut Candy . You will … Continue reading Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

Coconut Candy Balls

Coconut Candy Balls

Sweet toasty chewy coconutty balls This is one of my guilty pleasures. It has been since I was in primary school, I occasionally drive a 30-35 mins trip from home just to buy sweet treats like coconut candy, sisi pelebe, shukushuku, gurundy and baked chinchin... I always carry these treats with me as gifts for … Continue reading Coconut Candy Balls

Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)

Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)

Crispy crunchy Akara bits As a child, I didn't care much for Akara. There were not many foods I cared for and Akara was one. One thing I really liked though was the crunchy bits from Akara. You know how as you scoop Akara paste into hot oil and some drops fall into the oil, … Continue reading Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)

Fish Roll

Fish Roll

Nigerian Style Fish Roll When I see Fish Roll, it reminds me of the sound made by tapping a fork on a glass box. And that's how some street vendors used to sell their fish roll. Just like an ice cream van once you heard that tapping you knew who was coming down the road. … Continue reading Fish Roll

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

My son calls them bread sausage and he prefers this to regular sausage rolls. I put him and his friends to work while making this today. And they were in such a hurry to eat it right out of the oven. I barely got a chance to photograph them. This is also called Chinese Hot … Continue reading Pigs in a Blanket

Kókóró Abeokuta

Kókóró Abeokuta

I love Kokoro Abeokuta, maybe because I'm an Egba girl. I used to look forward to someone returning from Abeokuta to bring this for me. These days it's easier to buy even in Lagos traffic. If you live in Lagos you would have seen them sold wrapped like this in traffic I've been trying to … Continue reading Kókóró Abeokuta

Twisted Lemon Doughnuts with Lemon Syrup

Twisted Lemon Doughnuts with Lemon Syrup

Lemon is my favourite citrus to cook with. It is such a versatile citrus, from sweets to savory, seafood to meats it works beautifully with almost everything. And so why not doughnuts. Twisting the dough is the twist to this doughnut. Yikes... that joke fell flat on its face. Whatever you get it... right. Anyhoo, … Continue reading Twisted Lemon Doughnuts with Lemon Syrup

Puff Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar

Puff Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar

Ever have those moments when you just want to snack on something? You're just peckish, you don't exactly want real food, and you don't even know what snack it is you want. That was me and my son a few moments before these delicious snacks happened. We both went to the fridge, he found bacon, … Continue reading Puff Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Doughnut, Donut what do you call this beautiful round brown pastry that can either be filled with jam or left with a hollow center. Anytime I think about Doughnuts I mentally sing the theme song of the Donut Repair Club . Rob Evans (Mr Donut Man) was a big influence in my life as a … Continue reading Doughnuts

Kókóró (Corn Sticks)

Kókóró (Corn Sticks)

Kókóró (make the musical sounds mi- mi - mi for every "O") as you pronounce it. Next to Puff puff, this snack is my achilles heel! Whenever I go to Lagos island I walk towards Martins street because there is this woman who sells Kókóró next to the fabric sellers. Whether or not she is … Continue reading Kókóró (Corn Sticks)