Wednesday, August 10, 2011

African cookbook

 Another adoptive momma brought home with her from UG some African cookbooks. These cookbooks were made by a Ugandan momma.  She has put her best recipes together in a cookbook and sells them to help pay for her children's schooling.   J's favorite food right now is rice and gravy.  I  know I don't need a cookbook for that dish but I want to be able to make boiled matooke,beans and posho and spiced Ugandan tea for him and us and I definitely need an African cookbook to make those recipes.  I also love that by buying this book we are helping them pay for their school fees!  She sells her cookbooks through

 The cookbook is wonderful.  There are so many great recipes to choose from but Jake and Elyse's favorite right now is Banana Tea Muffins  but we haven't tried the African Soya Donut recipe yet. Of course it is the dessert recipes that are the favorite in our home! :)

Banana Tea Muffins
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup of butter
1/3 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 cup of mashed banana

Mix and sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.  Beat butter until fluffy.  Add sugar gradually and continue beating until light and fluffy.  Add egg and mashed banana and beat well.  Add flour mixture alternately with banana mixture, mixing until batter is smooth.  Fill the muffin pans 2/3 full.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  Makes 16-20 small muffins.
Harriet Ssanyu Namutebi


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