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sweet potato pudding

Sweet Potato Pudding (Recipe)

Everyone loves cake especially when it’s made in a different style. This sweet potato cake will leave you asking for more.

This is usually  taken as dessert and it’s so simple to make. Its almost the same process with baking that home-made cake you like having. Just mix mashed sweet potato with eggs and flour to get a slightly different, but equally delicious, cheesecake-like result.

Here are what you need to make a quick potato pudding dessert for your family.

Ingredients

5 tubers sweet Potatoes
3 cups Sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 packet Coconut Milk Powder
5 cups water
1/4 cup Margarine melted
1 whole nutmeg, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon white rum/gin
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon Browning optional

Directions

  • Peel cut and grate sweet potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add sugar, flour and raisins or cake fruits.
  • Combine Coconut Milk Powder with water, mix well and add to the sweet potato mixture.
  • Add melted margarine,nutmeg,salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla, rum, lime juice and browning and mix well.
  • Scrape mixture into a greased 10inch baking tin.

Note: Mix properly and grease your cake pan. Then place in the oven to bake for 1hr 45mins or less depending on the temperature of the oven.

Enjoy!

Photo credit: the-sweet-life-ja

Meringue Cake

Are you a lover of cake? Here’s another type of dessert you would enjoy.

Meringue cake is a type of dessert made from whipped egg white and sugar and it is very tasty.

If you’re not a lover of sugary stuff, please don’t have it.

How and why I started baking cakes again

Baking any kind of cake in the comfort of your home is really exciting especially if you’re a lover of cakes. While growing up, my mum had a catering business and we were always baking things. Over the years, I’ve found cakes not just fun to make, but also cost-effective.

When I was working full-time, I usually ordered cakes from work to take home each weekend because I couldn’t just add baking to my tight schedule. But since I quit my full-time job, my home cooking has got the attention it needs in all aspects. And I’m really glad now because my schedule has become lighter for me to spice up my home cooking with catering.

Recently, my kid sister visited from school and wanted to make a chocolate sponge cake for a friend in Abuja. The plan was to get her friend to taste her cake so she could get her (my sister) to make her (her friend) wedding cake.

So the day after baking the cake, she left back for school with the hope that a cousin travelling to Abuja would pick up the cake. But unfortunately, she failed to show up. And as each day passed by, I kept craving to eat this cake instead of allowing it to get spoiled, since sponge cakes don’t last for more than a week when not in a refrigerator.

Finally, I ate the cake and shared some with my friends, not minding the effort my kid sister had put into the preparation or whether she would still get the wedding cake contract from her friend. Since then, she’s inspired me to regularly make cakes for the house rather than buying or waiting for an upcoming wedding before I can eat cake.

See my step-by-step guide to making a sponge cake.

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How To Prepare Custard

 

Knowing how to make custard is a skill you’ll never regret learning. Great for every pudding you can think of. Personally, i enjoy having custard with fried plantain or bean pudding (moi-moi)

Truthfully,every time I make custard it is never smooth, it is always lumpy so how do you make a simple custard that you can use with a desert?

Custard Powder

Water (Hot and Cold)

Evaporated Milk 

Sugar (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

Put some custard powder into a good size bowl.  

Start mixing by pouring a small quantity of cold water into the bowl of custard powder. As you stir,  add some more water till you have a medium mix with no lumps.

Set the bowl aside and put a kettle of water to boil. Make sure the water will be enough. It is better you boil too much water than not have enough water.

Just before the water boils, stir the custard mix very well because some of the custard may have settled at the bottom of the bowl. If not stirred well, this is the major cause of lumps when you start making the custard.

Once the water boils, pour it slowly but steadily into the bowl of custard and stir at the same time. Pouring the hot water slowly and stirring at the same is very important because this prevents lumps from forming.

Once you see the custard starts to thicken, stop stirring and reduce the flow of water you are pouring till the custard has completely set.

Stir the custard very well. If it is too thick for you, you can add a little hot water. But be careful else your custard will become watery. And remember that you will still add liquid evaporated milk. Add evaporated milk and some sugar to taste and stir everything to the way you like it.

Custard is ready to be served. 

How to Make Tasty Peppered Kpomo

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This perfectly cooked kpomo fried with red oil and fresh pepper sauce is just perfect to relax with while watching football or movies.  

i love my peppered kpomo soft and tasty so I usually boil them to with salt and seasoning cube to take off that awful smell it comes with.

When peppered kpomo is prepared just be careful you don’t bite your lips off thinking it is kpomo as it very tasty!

INGREDIENTS  

5g kpomo

3 maggi cubes

1/2 a bulb of onion

5 freshly chopped peppers

2 cooking spoon of red oil 

2 cups of water

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS 

Wash kpomo with clean warm water throughly to remove dirt and perhaps sandy flesh.

Chop kpomo into bits and boil for 10 minutes with salt and maggi to remove that offensive odour. 

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Heat the red oil in a clean cooking pot or frying pan, turn in your chopped pepper and onions and allow to fry for 3 minutes then season with maggi cube and salt to taste.

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Turn in the boiled kpomo and stir properly so the sauce can blend with the kpomo for great taste!