Yes, I was there during the Presidential Elections. Yes, I was happy to see a wave of change sweep through our neighbouring nation. Yes, it was a wonderful holiday filled with food and family. Yes, I had some lovely food i.e. homemade stringhoppers with curried chicken; homemade roti jala with kheema; perfectly marinated lamb cutlets; gorgeous roast chicken with bacon; melt-in-the-mouth curry puffs; a luscious lemon meringue tart; the largest profiterole I've ever seen; a sublime mixed berry and apple crumble; and last but not least the most outstanding ice-cream I've ever had - Waitrose's Carribean Rum & Raisin - which was boozy, moreish and simply magical.
Here are some photos of food from my holiday (only the ones I bothered to take photos of... hehehehehehe) and a recipe to try.
|Profiterole from Food for Thought|
|Mixed Berry and Apple Crumble from Food for Thought|
4 ounces self-raising flour
4 ounces castor sugar
4 ounces salted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of your favourite instant coffee dissolved in 2 tablespoons of hot full cream milk
2 tablespoons full cream milk
- Preheat oven at 120 degrees Celsius.Grease and line a smallish baking tin of your preference.
- Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
- Add in eggs one by one mixing well after each addition.
- Add in vanilla and coffee/milk mixture and beat until just combined.
- Gently fold in the flour by hand.
- Gently fold in the additional milk by hand until well combined into the cake batter.
- Pour into baking tin.
- Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove cake from the oven and let it stand in the tin for about 10 minutes.
- Turn cake out onto a wire rack and let it cool completely.