BEST RECIPE FOR HOME-MADE DONUTS/DOUGHNUTS

1. INGREDIENTS
4 Cups of self-rising flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
Oil for deep frying
Desired coating or icing

2. PREPARING THE DOUGH
In a mixing bowl combine the flour and salt then set aside. In a larger mixing bowl combine the sugar and eggs beat until they are well mixed. Add the melted butter and half of the milk and continue whisking.
Add half of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine using an electric mixer or bare hands. Add the remaining flour and continue mixing. Finally add the remaining milk and mix until the consistency of the flour is neither too hard nor too soft.
Cover and set aside for 2 to 4 hours.

NB: The coating, glaze or icing should be prepared before you start frying the donuts since they should be applied while the donuts are still warm.

3. PREPARING THE COATING, GLAZE OR ICING
Powdered Sugar Icing - In a small bowl combine 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tbsp milk and 1/4 tsp vanilla essence. Stir in additional milk until the icing reaches a drizzling consistency.

TRANSLATION OF SPICES FROM ENGLISH TO SWAHILI

Hawaji - Turmeric

Jira - Cumin

Kisibiti - Caraway

Masala - Masala

Mbegu za mpopi - Poppy seeds

Pilipili iliyosagwa - Ground pepper

Pilipili kali - Chili pepper

Pilipili manga - Black pepper

Pilipili mbuzi - Paprika

Pilipili nyeupe - White pepper

Pilipili ya Jamaika - Allspice

Pilipili ya kijani - Green pepper

Pilipili ya pinki - Pink pepper

Pilipili zilizookwa - Dried chiles

Pilipili zilizopondwa - Crushed chiles

Pilipili-halapenyo - JalapeƱo pepper

Reteni - Juniper berry

Udaha - Cayenne pepper

Unga wa viungo vitano - Five spice powder

Uwatu - Fenugreek

Viungo vya Kikajuni - Cajun seasoning

LIVER RECIPE


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2kg liver
  • Salt
  • Dhania
  • Hoho
  • Garlic
  • 1 Royco beef cube (optional)
  • 3 tomatoes (Pureed)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste


PREPARATION METHOD

  • Liver is not boiled. Just wash it & drain the water, then soak it in some fresh milk & let it sit for 30mins-1hr. The milk helps to remove the smell in liver but it is optional if you do not mind the smell in liver.
  • Take your frying pan/sufuria put some oil, then add some onions, cook until soft.
  • Remove the onions from the hot oil, drain the milk from the liver then fry it the same oil you used for the onions. Let it fry for 5 minutes then put back the onion in the cooking liver. 
  • Add salt, garlic. Once the garlic is cooked add the tomato paste, tomatoes, hoho, 1 royco beef cube & spices of your choice and let it cook in medium heat for 5 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle some fresh dhania and enjoy with some hot rice or ugali.

HOME MADE BREAD CRUMBS

There is nothing that tastes better than homemade bread crumbs. Not only do they taste better, but they are also fresh and cheap than purchasing at the supermarket which is quite expensive.

Well, here is a simple method to make your own bread crumbs;

Any type of bread (white, brown, wheat, etc.) can be used. You can also combine various breads - why let them go to waste? The mixture of various breads also gives your dishes some wonderful taste experiences!

Please, don't use stale bread in this process, use dry bread only. If you bread is too fresh, just bake fresh bread slices in a slow oven until it turns slightly dry.

If your bread is not dry enough to crumble in the food processor, place bread piece/slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Bread pieces will dry faster and evenly when they are laid out in a single layer, rather than when the pieces are stacked; allow a bit of room between pieces to dry properly. Bake in a 300 degree F. oven for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. About halfway through, turn them over so they dry evenly. Remove from oven and let cool.

Tear dried bread into smaller pieces and place in your food processor. Whirl until you get the desired coarseness. 

HEALTHY CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND AVOCADO SALAD

INGREDIENTS
Cucumber
4 tomatoes
Avocado
Half an onion
Cilantro
Lemon juice
Salt
Pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

Dice everything, mix it up and serve.

SIMPLE POUND CAKE RECIPE

3 Eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter mix
preheat oven 350degrees
11/2 cup plain flour
add 1/2 cup sugar
2tspn baking powder
mix the dry ingredients
slowly add the wet ing.
oil pan
pour batter
bake for 50 mins ate 350 deg


CARROT CAKE

250g all purpose flour
11/2 tspn baking powder
baking soda 1tspn
salt 1/2 tspn
mix
4 eggs mix with sugar 200g until creamy and orange zest 3 tbspn
add orange juice 1 tbspn
add veg oil 3/4 cup mix, add flour and mix,
add the carrots 350g mix
add raisins bake for 90 mins at 170 degrees.

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