Easy Apple Crisp

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…

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…

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…

10 Tips for a Fluffy Sponge Cake

This cake goes by many names. Yellow cake. Basic cake. Butter cake. Sponge cake. Vanilla cake. Victorian sponge. And the list could go on. By whichever name you know it, in this post I share tips that result in a light, delicate flavourful cake. Typically the first cake most Kenyan girls learn to bake is…

Dutch Baby

Good morning. Whenever we go to Lake Nakuru, it is usually a day-trip affair with visitors. On this occasion however, we stayed at Naishi Guest House run by the KWS for my parents-in-law’s 40th anniversary.  The husband got some amazing shots at sunrise. And about food matters, I finally got round to making a baked…

Ridiculously Fluffy Pancakes

  After a busy, long week, nothing says relaxed Saturday or Sunday morning like pancakes for breakfast.  It stirs within most of us happy childhood memories. Random confession: for the life of me, I cannot make round chapatis, round pizza not even round pancakes.