Friday, August 24, 2007

Puff Puff

Recipe from Yankee Naija

Recipe for puffpuff:

2 teaspoon full of Sugar depending on personality. I love sugar.
3 cups of Flour1 Yeast( sachet pack)
1 cup of Water
Vegetable oil

1)First of all , premix your sugar , flour and add your yeast

2)Leave to rise for about 2 hours

3)By this time, flour would look fluffy .That is a sign puffpuff is ready for frying.

4)Let your oil heat up in the frying pan, add your puffpuff using your hand/spoon to scoop the puffpuff. Make sure you have a bowl of water. The puffpuff sticks in your hand as you scoop it out. But by deeping ur hand in water or spoon. It immediately becomes less sticky. By now puffpuff is looking brown. Make sure you fry with low heat. "I know you thinking what am thinking by now. Grab a chill soda, tune on ur radio or tv and sit down to enjoy ur"

Thanks Yankee Naija Chick!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cowboy Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients. Stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing.

15 Min
10 Min
1 Hr

Monday, June 18, 2007

Oxtail stew

Serves: 4
2 lbs. (1 kg.) oxtail
1/4 cup oil
5 cups water
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 sprig thyme
3 slices hot pepper
2 cans of broad beans

Brown oxtail in oil. Add 4 cups of water and boil until tender. Add water if necessary. Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, thyme and hot pepper and salt. Stir for a few minutes. Let simmer until thick. Add remaining water and broad beans. Lower heat, cover and simmer again for 10 minutes.
Best served with rice and peas/beans

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

This recipe comes courtesy of Paula Deen and her show "Paula's Home Cooking" on Food TV. What I like most about this recipe is that it gets its banana flavor only from real bananas!

Ingredients List:

2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
6-8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 5-ounce box instant French vanilla pudding
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Line the bottom of a 9"x13"x2" baking dish with one bag of cookies. Layer the banana slices over the cookies and set aside.
In a very large mixing bowl, combine milk and pudding mix. Blend according to package instructions using an electric hand mixer. Set aside.
In another large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and condensed milk using the electric hand mixer until smooth. Using a large rubber spatula, fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. When combined, fold the cream cheese mixture into the pudding mixture.
Pour the mixture over the bananas and cover with one bag of cookies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours before serving so the pudding has a chance to set.
Just a note about arranging the cookies. Each bag contains 24 cookies. I was able to fit 23 cookies into the bottom of the pan (I ate the leftover cookie), but as you can see in the photo, 24 cookies will not cover the pudding completely because the pan is wider at the top than at the bottom. You might try arranging the cookies into 4 rows of 6 cookies instead.

Hummingbird Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple, well drained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups chopped firm ripe banana
Cream Cheese Frosting:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 pounds confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together into mixing bowl several times. Add eggs and salad oil to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are moistened. Stir in vanilla, pineapple and 1 cup pecans. Stir in the bananas. Spoon the batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes,or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth. Add powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
Frost the tops of all 3 layers, stack and then frost sides. Sprinkle top evenly with the 1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans.