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gatheri with potato

I boiled the potatoes and added 1/2 tbs turmeric and salt and allowed to cook 3/4 cooked. 
I strained excess water in a cup.(I used it later). 
In a pan I sauteed onions and garlic then added about 3 finely chopped tomatoes and stirred adding my favorite spices of dark soy sauce, salt, ground paprika, Cummin, oregano, Royco cubes,blackpepper,green chillies, etc. 
I stirred well about 3 mins and added the water I strained from the potatoes. And allowed to come to a boil while reducing the heat to low. I tossed the potatoes in and allowed to simmer in about 5-7 mins.I switched off heat and covered the pan tightly to cool a bit then served.

Credit: Eric Muriuki Kinyua

twisted doughnuts

I used 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 cup of milk, 2 tbs blueband, 1 egg, 2tbs sugar, 1 small packet yeast and oil. 
I mixed all the ingredients in a bowl and made a dough like chapati. I covered it tightly and allowed to rise for 1 hour.I made 16 spirals and made twists by rolling on opposite directions.
Cooked under medium to low heat. 
I garnished with cinnamon powder and sugar. 
About the taste… Yummy
About the shape…able to frighten and expel any worms in the stomach. 
Karibuni na chai.

Credit: Eric Muriuki Kinyua

Welcome to my half cake

I used 1 cup of all purpose flour. 3 tbs sugar, a pinch of salt, 1tbs margarine, 1 tbs baking powder, 1/2 tbs bicarbonate of soda and water. 
I mixed and obtained a dough like chapati. Cut into shapeless shapes and cooked in low heat.
I later realized no garnish and quickly put 1 tbs sugar and half tbs ground cinnamon in a polythene bag and shook them like kayamba.

Credit: Eric Muriuki Kinyua

cinnamon rolls

2 cups warm milk
Half cup sugar
Half cup melted butter
1packet yeast
5 cups flour
1Tbs baking powder
2Tbs salt

Mix butter,milk,sugar and yeast and set aside for 10minutes.Then add 4 cups flour to the mixture.
Set aside for 1 hr until double in size.
Add the remaining cup of flour,baking powder and salt and mix.
Take out and knead for 10minutes or until well combined.
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface.
For the filling mix 2Tbs cinnamon,three quarter cup softened butter and three quarter cup of brown sugar.
Spread this mixture onto the dough 
Roll the dough and cut into circles.
Bake @180°c for 25-30 minutes

For the frosting 
1cup icing sugar,2Tbs butter,cream cheese(optional) &1tsp vanilla.
Beat cream cheese and butter until well combined.Add vanilla and then the icing sugar.

When rolls are cool,pour the frosting and enjoy

Credit: Rachy Kays

Banana loaf,amasi scones and muffins

Banana bread
125ml soft butter
2 eggs
1ml baking soda
3ml salt
2-3 bananas
5ml vanilla
175ml sugar
450ml cake flour
13ml baking powder
50ml milk

Cream butter and sugar.Add eggs.
Mix dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture
Add vanilla and bananas

Bake @180 for 1 hr

Muffins

2 cups white flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter muffin pans. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg, milk, and butter, stirring only enough to dampen the flour; the batter should not be smooth. Spoon into the muffin pans, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes

Credit: Rachy Kays

Oats cookies

Ingredients

3 cups flour, 5 cups jungle oats, 2 cups brown sugar,500g Rama magarine, 6tsp baking powder, 2tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1tsp salt, 4 tsp ground ginger, 4 tsp cinnamon powder, vannila essence, 1/2 cup cornflour
Method

Mix all wet ingredients together to make batter and in separate bowl mix all dry ingredients and pour dry ingredients to the batter nd mix and put your dough in a fridge for 10 min and in a baking pan bake till golden brown.

Credit: Dinny Mmamahlape Mofokeng

So I made these mini minced beef samosa’s. So Samosa Recipe

Ingredients 
2 Cups Plain Flour 
6 Tablespoon Ghee (oil/holsum) 
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Carom Seeds (optional)
2/3 cup water
Oil for deep frying

For the filling
500g beef mince(you can use pork, chicken or potatoes)
1/2 cup chopped spring onions
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1 tablespoon turmeric 
1 teaspoon curry
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

For the Dough
1) In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, salt , carom seeds and mix. Add ghee (or whichever oil you are using) and mix with your hand to crumbly dough.
2) Now, add water in multiple small quantities, knead dough until it’s smooth and elastic.
3) Cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel and set aside for 45 minutes

For filling
1) Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium pan or pot, add beef mince, stirring until cooked.
2) Add, the spices and continue to stir. Then add spring onions and coriander.
3) Continue to cook for further 2 minutes. Remove from heat

To Assemble Samosa

For paste to seal pastries:
Mix 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon plain flour . Set aside.

1) Now it’s time to go back to the dough.Cut the dough into eight even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten slightly. Keep the pieces you’re not working with covered with kitchen paper towel. 
2) Roll each ball into a large thin circle. The rolled pastry should not be very thick and nor thin. If it is thick, it will not be fried through and will be raw inside. If it is too thin, the filling might burst out while you deep fry.
3) Cut it straight through center and divide it into two equal parts.
4) Make each part into a triangular shape. Add 1-2 teaspoons of filling into the triangular shape. Lightly wet open edges in the flour/water paste and press them to seal properly.
5) Heat oil over medium heat for deep frying. When it is sufficiently hot, carefully slide or drop 5-6 stuffed triangles in oil and deep fry them over low heat until they turn golden brown. Transfer fried samosas to a plate and serve with sour cream or tomato ketchup.

NB:- TWEAK RECIPE TO SUIT YOUR OWN PREFERENCE.

CREDIT: MAMA JACKIE’S KITCHEN

Lemonade scones, easy to make.

RECIPE

LEMONADE SCONES

Ingredients

3 cups (450g) plain flour plus extra for dusting.
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (250ml) Double/single cream
1 cup (250ml) Lemonade
Butter for greasing
2-3 tablespoons milk
2-3 tablespoons sugar (OPTIONAL)

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celicious. Grease a baking tray with butter and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Make a well in the centre, then add the cream and lemonade. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knead lightly until smooth.
3. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut scones with a large/medium cutter or water glass, flouring the cutter in between each scone. 
4. Arrange the scones so they sit up against one another for (support as they rise). Brush the tops with milk and bake for about 15 minutes, or until they are partially golden.

NB:-TWEAK THE RECIPE TO SUIT YOUR OWN PREFERENCE. YOU CAN ADD SUGAR IF YOU HAVE A SWEET-TOOTH OR USE SELF RAISING FLOUR INSTEAD OF PLAIN AND ADD 1 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER FOR A FLUFFIER RESULT. SPRITE WILL DO TOO.

HAPPY COOKING🎂😀

CREDIT: MAMA JACKIE’S KITCHEN

best ever Banana Muffins

Ingredients
250g (2 cups) Self Raising flour
1 tsp bicarb
100g (1/2cup) brown sugar
2 large eggs
60ml (1/4 cup) milk
90 ml (1/3cup+2 teaspoons) vegetable oil
3 mashed ripe bananas

Method
Mix flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, beaten eggs, milk and oil. Stir in mashed bananas. If you like you can add mixed nuts, walnuts or raisins

Preheat oven to 200 degrees (10-20 mind) before putting muffins in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes till golden brown or use a toothpick to check if they are cooked inside.

TIP:- It’s bicarbonate of soda you need. No Baking powder. Brown sugar will give that nice golden brown color. You can use white sugar but they won’t come out as good as when you use brown sugar.

Happy Cooking ladies😊😊😃

CREDIT: MAMA JACKIE’S KITCHEN