Wanjiru wa Drew: Mahamri / Mandazi

Today Wanjiru Kihusa shows us how she makes this classic pastry. A great followup to the skewers from Tuesday — if you missed those just see the previous post once you’re done reading this one.

I have wanted to learn how to make these for a long time, I just never got around to it. But I’m glad I waited cause there’s nothing like getting a tried a true recipe from a friend, and even better, with a demonstration!

In her own words…


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how pretty are they?

This is a recipe that I receive from a friend. I tried it and the mahamris were perfectly soft on the first round so I was really happy with it. It goes like this:    Continue reading  »

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Wanjiru wa Drew: Sausage mishkaki / skewers

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Wanjiru Kihusa — in case you are wondering, she is every bit as gracious in person as she sounds on her blog! Do visit it, it is a gem. I love reading it. She discusses sensitive issues in a very gentle way and she still manages to keep it real. While she was over, she showed me how to make these awesome skewers.

In her own words…


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yummers!

These skewers are very simple to make, I like them for snacks or appetisers when hosting a group. Most especially a group that you host regularly like a bible study group where you’re not expected to serve a full meal, just snacks and drinks. You’ll need a large onion, Red, yellow and green bell peppers, a carrot and a pack of sausages of your choice.    Continue reading  »

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vegetable fried rice

I like the colours in this one, very appetising to look at. I like the versatility as well, it can be different every time because you can use whatever selection of vegetables you have available or that suit your mood.

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delicious!

It can also be a meal on it’s own, just add extra portions vegetables and throw in some mushrooms or beans for protein and bam! — one pot dinner.   Continue reading  »

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Coconut beans

First, a quick note to the BAKE team and the judges, thank you so much for the nomination this year. It was my second nomination (first was in 2013), I am humbled and grateful to have been shortlisted for a second time. Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards. I would also like to thank everyone that reads my blog, even if you didn’t vote for me 😘 Having you here is not something I take lightly. I’m humbled and grateful that you find my posts worthy of your time — so a BIG BIG THANK YOU to all my readers. ☺🙌

deliciousness

deliciousness

Now on to the recipe!

This is a recipe I put down back in 2013, just finally getting around to posting it here. It was also my first attempt at a fancy food shot with props. how did I do?

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Eggplant and pumpkin veggie side

It’s interesting that neither one of these is a vegetable! Botanically they are both classified as fruit, and the pumpkin is a berry to be exact. So why do we call then veggies? I have no idea, maybe it’s because we have to cook them.

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a little vegetarian for you!

I’ve tried cooking eggplant before and I have yet to be completely satisfied with the results. It’s been decent but not great by my estimation. And I know it can be great, because I’ve tasted great eggplant. So I did some googling, discovered a few things…   Continue reading  »

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