What is brown butter?

Brown butter is a subtle yet effective game changer in cookies and cakes. But before we begin to understand why brown butter enhances flavour, we must understand how it is different from regular butter. And actually what is butter? This post draws heavily from On Food and Cooking The Science and Lore of the Kitchen,…

Menu – Week 2

SundayFlour tortillas for tacosKachumbari or pico de galloGuacamoleGrated cheeseSlow cooked beef or pork MondayRiceCook a sauce for the leftover beef or porkSteamed French/green beans or salad TuesdayGitheri/Nyoyo (vegetarian chili)Avocados and fresh ginger black tea WednesdayPasta with carrots and courgettes While the pasta boils, fry onions and sliced carrots, and courgettes in butter. Add herbs of…

Pineapple Jam

Hey there. How are you? How about today we make some easy homemade pineapple jam with no harmful preservatives. This recipe from caribbeanpot also doesn’t call for pectin. 💯 Instead of making a puree, the pineapple is diced small. It’s important to cut out the fibrous core and only dice the flesh. Cook with sugar…

Peach Cobbler

This recipe is a chemistry lesson on density. The melted butter is pushed to the side when pouring the batter. However the fruit which goes last sinks to the bottom when cooked. It’s a simple, quick dessert. Hope you try it.

Happiness is Waffles

Happiness is creating Happiness is sharing the creation Happiness is eating the creation Waffles can be breakfast, served with syrup, butter, yoghurt, and/or fruits. It can be a snack like mandazi. It can be dessert, served with ice cream, chocolate syrup or berries. It can be savoury: waffles and fried chicken. Waffles are a happy…

Lemon Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This cake is similar to lemon drizzle cake, but better. The major differences are: Lots of whisking to make it really light and fluffy Icing sugar as a glaze instead of regular sugar for the drizzle Swiss Meringue Buttercream This buttercream is absolutely delicious and not too sweet. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t…

Burger Buns

Joshua Weissman has this amazing video of how to make the best burger buns of all time. It was uploaded a year ago and already has 3.5 million views. 👏🏾 For 👏🏾 a 👏🏾 reason. These buns are incredible. I mentioned them first here and have made them since every 6 weeks (including our wedding…

Pantry Charcuterie Board

What have been some fun family traditions or date ideas you have come up with during this lockdown period? Last year when the whole world was sheltering in place, one evening my husband and I started what is now a family tradition of, Saturday evening sundowners. Tired of being indoors, he grabbed his guitar, a…

Granola Cookies

I just finished reading The Little Book of Hygge. It was pretty good and about enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Previously, I had a made up word for that hygge feeling: heart-full. The pictures today are inspired by hygge vibes. Hygge is pronounced hyoogah and the author explains that it’s possible the English word…