Snack

Epitse (Plantain baked in leaves)

Plantains, there is always a use for plantains at any stage around this place. From the green plantain to the yellow plantain, soft with black spots and fully black and soft, there is always something to make out of it. On to today’s post: Epitse. Epitse is raw mashed plantains with spices that is baked in leaves. It tends to…

Continue Reading 🙂

Baked, Grilled and Roasted

Beef meat balls

Hellooo friend! These are certainly irresistible meat balls. My mother was angry with me because she couldn’t stop at one. Most times, the best and most tasty foods come about when it is totally unplanned. I happen to have parsley and green pepper which needed to be used. It had to be immediate because the bell pepper was already on…

Continue Reading 🙂

Desserts

Yellow snack cake with caramel sauce

Moist and sweet cake with a lovely golden caramel sauce. Talk of self control? I know I have self control, I do. I am disciplined. The first time I made this caramel made me question this ‘self control’ I have. The cake is a simple one made with regular ingredients; butter or margarine, sugar, flour, baking soda and powder and…

Continue Reading 🙂

Stews and sauces

Fried fish stew

How was your weekend? I worked on recipes on Sunday in other to be ahead. It was tough because I usually sleep the whole day on Sundays. This is another classic stew here in Ghana. Most stews here are tomato based with any addition of meat or vegetables to your preferences. For most tomato based stew, the secret to a…

Continue Reading 🙂

Desserts

Sweet plantain crumb cake

You read correctly, plantain cake! But before you chuckle, close this page and leave this site completely because plantains do not belong to cakes, give me a minute…. Plantains, lovely plantains When I was in first year in university, my roommate’s friend approached me sometime asking “are plantains the only food I eat?” I was quite surprised but apparently any…

Continue Reading 🙂

Stews and sauces

Red red (fried plantains and beans)

My parents were in Upper West Region last month and guess what they brought home. Beans, lots of beans (these beans are the best I have ever had), smoked guinea fowl, shea butter, cow feet, groundnut paste (peanut butter), a whole lot, I could start a groundnut soup factory, let me know if you interested. Let me clarify today’s post…

Continue Reading 🙂