Pollo

AKA fried coconut dough I prefer to call it fried coconut dough. It is a bit crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside. I asked my sister to describe pollo and she said, fried biscuits! ¬†Pollo, mentioned as POW-LOW. Meaning: I wish I could figure out why the name POWLOW. Origin: Fantes. I recently […]

Beef jollof

Hey! How you doing? I am in distress! Slow internet connection. It has taken over two hours to upload just one photo, just one! I would ignore that and just smile over this bowl in front of me. Jollof is my weakness. Make me jollof and I will fall in love with you, probably stick […]

Savoury plantain cake

Hey! How was your mother’s day weekend? This savoury plantain cake is a little adaptation of my father’s favourite snack epitse. Epitse is basically mashed ripe plantains that is mixed with spices and palm oil and baked in leaves. It is normally eaten with roasted groundnuts/peanuts. For this plantain cake, I omitted some spices, used […]

Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains)

I think the sun and rain have been fighting with one another nowadays. Technically, May is the beginning of the raining season but, aaa… but… It rains heavily at night and I am expecting a cool humid weather in the day. Then the sun says No! I am going to shine my brightest, emit more […]

Tuna cabbage stew

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? What did you make or bake? I made lots of banana bread which I will be sharing with you soon. Meanwhile let’s talk smoked tuna and cabbage today. This is a simple stew made with smoked tuna and cabbage. We start of by sauteing onions, garlic and tomatoes. Then […]

Cassava coconut biscuits

Happy Monday! I am thrilled to share this biscuit recipe today. Cassava coconut biscuits. But do not shy away from it yet; I have taken up a challenge from my sister to use our local ingredients specifically our flours to make baked goods. I came across this recipe about a three years ago but unfortunately […]