Marble Cake for a Crowd!

Why? You promised a bunch of boys cake—big boys, small boys, it doesn’t matter. Or for a family gathering. Basically you need a huge cake. And you are not in the mood to bake two different cakes, or double recipes. Awatif’s recipe to the rescue. It is delicious and does not sacrifice moistness because of…

Conversion

It seems to happen that just after I have greased a tin or started kneading, that will be the moment I need to reach for my phone to convert the weights in a recipe. The majority of the time though, the home button—actually my phone in general—tends to be covered with flour. It is no surprise that…

Coconut Lime Zucchini Bread

What shall we name this cake? Courgette cake somehow doesn’t sound as delicious so we will stick with the above. You call it bread but it looks like cake The concept of courgette/zucchini cake is very similar to carrot cake. It is an oil cake but slightly denser (hence its being called a bread and…

Gluten-free Bread

This rice-flour bread is yummy-for-the-world. Rita says she got this gluten-free bread recipe from Noreen’s kitchen and “someone-else’s kitchen”—she can’t quite remember—and combined the recipes to get this amazing bread. This is a great bread for breakfast and sandwiches. Something to note is the bread is best stored in the fridge in a plastic bag….

Date Cake

Family traditions For our Sunday suppers I almost always bake dessert, and then have the leftover cake or cookies with tea the next day. I photographed this cake on Tuesday evening, that’s why there’s only a third of it left. Which recipe? It had been awhile since I baked a date cake and found two…

Easy Lemon Cake!

This French lemon cake ni mambo yote (is everything!). I came across it two weeks ago on the blog Dinner a Love Story. I tried it and have since baked it four times in two weeks. Some lemon oil cake recipes I made in the past for me hit the same notes as lemon mandazis (beignets).  And that’s alright,…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Creative cooks Rita is a genius at gluten-free baking. And not just gluten-free baking, but gluten-free on a budget. Major problem—she is a truly creative cook and so almost never makes the same thing twice. I have been forcing her to write down her recipes so that I can copy and post them here (more…

Homemade Bread

This bread is soft and fluffy and the perfect in between of not a light yet not a dense bread. It’s great for breakfast, sandwiches, or as a side with spaghetti and meatballs, or just simple bread and cheese. This recipe makes two loaves and the rise time is about an hour. In the past…

Shortbread Cookies

Nice, Marie, Digestives, Shortcake … which were your favourite biscuits? Mine were House of Manji’s Shortcake biscuits, and number two were Digestives.  Of course, everyone loved Chocolate Biscuits, but they were so expensive. Then Kenyan shelves began to stock “Eet sum mor.” Now this could purely be a coincidence but many who liked shortcake biscuits…

Passion Fruit Curd

Sometimes you can eat something unfamiliar and your taste buds sing.  It could be the flavour —  the taste and smell.  Or the texture — that unbelievable way food feels in your mouth. Most likely it’s a combination of both. Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.  A crisp apple or lettuce. Crunchy cookies. Light pancakes. Dry arrowroot/nduma/taro root. Slimy…