Open Pies/Galettes

What I’ve learnt: A galette is not baked in a pie tin or tart tin. The crust is “unsupported”. It’s also called an open-faced pie. The crust is regular pie crust. So normally when you make this pie crust, it is enough for the top and bottom of the pie, right? One of the halves…

Crepes (Kenyan Pancakes)

Sensual Cooking Not that kind of sensual. Sensual as in the senses. As in cooking while consciously or unconsciously engaging our physical senses. So much so that it becomes instinctive. For instance … Smell Do you recognize the smell of almost done cake and know when to start checking? When dry frying the chicken for…

Mango Crumble

Mango season We wait the whole year for mangoes. Finally its December and all you want is the pure unadulterated pleasure of a sweet mango. Tearing into the sweet flesh above the kitchen sink, juices dripping everywhere. Or for the more civilized, cut up neatly and eaten with a spoon or fork and knife.  Either…

Apple Crumble

Foods that make us happy Comfort food has the ability to wrap its aromas and mouth feels around you and give you little bursts of joy. Do you sometimes eat something and right there on your seat do a little happy dance usually with your shoulders? Emotional brain To start off, the smell when this…