This year for the very first time have decided to go with a Kenyan inspired Christmas table setting instead of the traditional one. It felt so good setting it and I just can not wait to seat and dine with my family on it.
To top everything up, I also came up with a recipe for the best cupcakes have ever had! They are full of my favourite spices that burst in your mouth from the very first to the last bite. They also have black tea in them, which gives them that extra authentic taste of home.
I honesty could not resist tasting one before taking the photos.
Recipes for Spiced Chai Cupcakes
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon loose black tea (1 tea bag would also do)
A pinch of salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ teaspoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cloves powder
A pinch of black pepper
A pinch of anise powder
1. Start by heating the milk in a saucepan together with all the spices. Let it boil for a minute then take it off the heat. Add the loose black tea and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Pass the milk through a sieve and set it aside to cool down.
2. Preheat the oven at 170 degrees C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with large cupcake liners.
3. In a mixing bowl mix together butter and sugar. Add the eggs one after the other and mix thoroughly. Add the spicy milk and mix everything together again.
4. In another bowl combine together the dry ingredients; flour, salt and baking powder and mix well to ensure there is an even distribution of ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixing slowly until all the ingredients are well combined. Scrape down the side of the bowl after each addition.
5. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Enjoy with a cup of tea.
At long last, the long awaited e-Cookbook is here ! Hurray!!!!! 😉
I am more than overwhelmed to announce that my first eBook; The Best of the Kenyan Cuisine – Authentic Recipes for Family and Friends is finally here! After months of hard work, I finally managed to put everything together.
Exactly two years ago I started this blog and today, Am here with my first eBook!! I really didn’t think I’ll come this far. A number of times I’ve received inquires from my readers If I had a Booklet and my answers were always No until one day, it hit on me that I could actually do a collection of the best of the Kenyan Cuisine.
I’ve selected 30+ Easy and Simple Recipes from Salads, Mains, Desserts, Snacks and Beverages that I believe are the best of the Kenyan Cuisine. I Have also included a page with some basic Pantry items on the book!
Here are a few sneek peek from the Book;
Learn how to prepare the best Kenyan beef stew
On the Snack’s Department….
Wouldn’t be great if we all mastered the art of preparing our unique Kenyan Kebabs?Learn how to do that and what kind of dip or chutney to serve with..
On the Dessert Department…
I’ll show you step by step how to turn four simple Ingredients + some cinnamon powder into the best custard ever..
How about this sponge cake?
For more recipes, get a copy of the e-CookBook here:
When I stand Before God at the end of my Life,
I Would Hope that I would not have a single
bit of my Talent left, and Could say;
“I used Everything you Gave Me”
Erma Bombeck 1927-1996
It’s my Blog’s 2nd Anniversary!!!!
2 Years ago, I decided to embark on this Journey of sharing my simple and Authentic Kenyan Recipes on this Blog. I have to admin that, It’s been an Adventures one and with lots of lessons I never knew I’d have to learn.
When I first started, I did not have a slightest idea of how much work there is to have a successful food blog! All that I wanted was simply take a few photos and share my easy Recipes. But to my surprise, there was more to that. I’ve had to learn a lot about Blogging, Food photography, Food styling, Editing, technology, which key words to use e.t.c and… I am still learning!
Even after 2 years I still go through a lot of struggles, my biggest one being time management since I also have a regular Job. The other one is having access to Kenyan products especially fresh ones since I don’t leave in Kenya. But in one way or another, I do manage.
Next month I’ll publish my first E-Book with more than 30 Best Kenyan Recipes. So for those who have been patiently waiting, it’s soon to come.
It has and still is my dream that this Blog grows to a much bigger community than it was when I first started.
A big THANK YOU to all my readers for being a part of this Journey.
With these Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Frosting, I celebrate the Dream I have in my Heart.