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Coconut Macaroons

Making these crunchy, yummy, and delicious coconut macaroons has never been as easy as one, two, and three. You can make these simple to make macaroons for your guests or why not just for yourself, you’ll be amazed!

Prep Time: 1 HR Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded coconut flakes
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.

In a bowl, beat 2 egg yolks with the powdered sugar.

Using a hand mixer or whisk, beat the egg white until it is stiff.

Add the shredded coconut to the egg yolk mix, and bring in together.

Then add the stiffed egg white, and delicately fold it in.

Spread some butter on a baking pan.

Create small to medium balls and add to the baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 248 degrees F and bake for another 30 minutes.

Let it cool down, and serve your crunchy, yummy, and delicious coconut macaroons. Enjoy!

Garden Eggplant Stew

I woke up today craving a dish that is tasty, kind of sweet and bitter. It did not take me long to realize that what I have been craving for is no other than eggplant stew. Garden eggs are very popular in West Africa. The eggplant is a low calorie veggie, loaded with fiber and vitamins.

Prep Time: 1H 30 MIN Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs yam
  • 5 whole garden eggplants
  • 1/2 cup palm oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fish powder
  • 3 smoked kini fish
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 habanero peppers

Preparation

Cut the eggplants in half and boil them along with the habanero peppers in a saucepan under medium heat for about 15 minutes .

In a bowl, start cleaning the fish by taking out the fish bones off the fish, then soak them in warm water for at least 30 minutes.

In a mortar, lightly pound the eggplants and peppers or blend them in a blender.

In a pan, add the palm oil and cut onions and fry for 10 minutes before adding the eggplant puree.

Let it fry for another 10 minutes before adding the fish, fish powder, and salt.

Under low heat, let it cook for 20 more minutes. Let it cool down and serve!

APPETIZERS

AKARA |Fried mashed beans balls

TUNA PIE | Baked tuna pie. Minimum 20 pies

MEAT PIE | Oven baked meat pie. Minimum 20 pies

NEM | Veggies and shrimp rolled in rice paper and deep-fried.

PLANTAIN CHIPS | Oval-shaped plantain chips. Choice of green or yellow.

BOFROT | Crispy on the outside, chewy inside. Deep fried dough based snack.

DESSERTS

CHIN CHIN | Crunchy snack square shaped and deep friedĀ 

PEANUT BRITTLE| Hard sugar candy embedded in peanut pieces

CACAHUETE| Crunchy sugar-coated peanuts

COCONUT TOFFEE | Caramelized shredded coconut balls

RICE PUDDING| Creamy rice pudding topped with burnt sugar. Served cold

TAPIOCA PUDDING | Creamy tapioca pudding topped with burnt sugar. Served cold

PLANTAIN CHIPS | Crunchy plantain chips. Choice of green or yellow

DEGUE | Millet, yogurt, milk, and other ingredients

DRINKS

DEGUE | Millet, yogurt, milk, and other ingredients

GINGER JUICE | Ginger, pineapple, lemon, and other ingredients

BISSAP JUICE | Hibiscuis flower, pineapple, mint, and other ingredients