Category: Breakfast

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Hello Everyone! Welcome to September! We are already getting to the end of what has been a beautiful and eventful year so far. I am honestly looking forward to Christmas! I think I am ready to see what 2018 holds for me😊. Today’s recipe is […]

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

Hello Everyone!

Banana Bread is one of my favorite snacks that I make often. In my home, nothing goes to waste and all my soft, mushy bananas all go in making banana bread. The key to a good banana bread is using the softest banana you can get your hands on. It is very sweet which requires less sugar than normal, and it helps in achieving a moist texture. This recipe is perfect as an appetizer,dessert (top with ice cream), for breakfast or brunch served with hot Coco or can be enjoyed as a treat for you, your family and friends. One thing I really enjoy about this recipe is that it is sweet, moist and very very fluffy on the inside; to me ladies and gentlemen, that is the perfect combination😋. I decided to try something different with this recipe and I topped it with some toasted shredded coconut mmmhhmm I love coconut. Topping my bread with shredded coconut gave me that crunch that I love and get when I make my Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, giving it a little edge and taking my banana bread to another level. In order to make sure my topping sticks on the bread, I added coconut glaze to the bread which served as a binding agent for the shredded coconut to stick on the bread. Oh My God! 🙆turned out way better than I expected. The glaze adds another layer to the flavor and sweetness of the banana bread and the crunch and flavor from the coconut brings it in full circle😋😍. This recipe is one for the books and I just had to share this recipe with you all. Trust me you do not want to miss out on this amazing treat! I will love to hear your feedback.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

August 30, 2017
: 4
: 20 min
: 1 hr
: 1 hr 20 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • Banana Bread:
  • 3-4 over ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup of Semi- Sweetened Chocolate (melted)
  • 1 ½ Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of Baking Soda
  • ½ a Cup of Milk
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 stick of Softened Unsalted Butter
  • ½ tbsp of Lime juice
  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Glaze:
  • ½ Cup of Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Melted Coconut oil
  • ½ tsp of Coconut extract
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 2- 3 tbsp of Milk
  • Preparation Equipment:
  • Loaf Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Toothpick (to make the swirl)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Butter your loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Let your parchment paper hang over both sides.
  • Step 2 In a bowl mix your flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.
  • Step 3 In a different bowl, mash your bananas until smooth, add your milk and lemon juice. Properly mix and set aside.
  • Step 4 Lastly in another bowl, combine your butter and sugar and whisk. Add your egg and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
  • Step 5 Gently and slowly add your dry ingredients and banana mixture alternatively. Properly mix together. Add half of your mixture in your loaf pan, and then add your melted chocolate. Using a toothpick gently make a swirl on your banana bread by dragging the toothpick around your bread, incorporating both your bread and chocolate together. Now add the other half of your banana bread.
  • Step 6 Bake for an hour or more if needed. Your bread is ready when you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
  • Step 7 Let your bread cool for 30 minutes in pan. Now take it out of the pan and place on a board or plate and let it completely cool.
  • Step 8 To make your glaze, combine your coconut oil, milk, vanilla and coconut extract. Properly mix using a whisk until they are combined. Now add your confectioners sugar and mix until completely incorporated. If glaze is too thick loosen with very little milk, about a tbsp. Toast shredded coconut in a hot pan until browned.
  • Step 9 Drizzle glaze on cooled banana bread and topped with toasted shredded coconut.
  • Step 10 Enjoy!!!

Jerk Sausage Potato Casserole

Jerk Sausage Potato Casserole

Hello Everyone! Is it just me or does it seem like August ran by so fast? OMG it’s hard to believe summer is basically over, it was just yesterday when I was rocking my favorite dresses and sipping on sangria and iced teas; God! it […]

Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Hello Everyone! This is another one of those recipes I have been meaning to blog about and to be frank I have been lazy getting to it 😀 Moi Moi is a Nigerian delight made from blended beans as the base and steamed in a […]

Crepes topped with Jelly Beans infused Blueberry Compote

Crepes topped with Jelly Beans infused Blueberry Compote

Hello Everyone!

I will not describe myself as a sweet tooth but when I have my unusual sweet cravings there are certain kinds of foods I like to enjoy. I loveee crepes and I enjoy them for breakfast and more frequently for dessert (when I decided to have one)😏 A while ago, I entertained my friends over for the weekend and I served them this dish for brunch. I decided to try something new and switched up my regular blueberry compote and infused them with jelly beans instead. I will say it is a little bit more on the sweet side compared to your regular blueberry compote, I recommend this used for dessert only! I stuffed my crepes with whipped cream, topped with my blueberry compote and dusted with confectioners sugar. Goddam!😊🙆 It was a hit! You have to try this, this is not something you want to miss out on and you will be doing yourself a great disservice if you do not get a taste of this recipe. Achieve this now and click click below 😋

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Crepes topped with Jelly Beans infused Blueberry Compote

August 25, 2017
: 5
: 1 hr 10 min
: 20 min
: 1 hr 30 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Crepes:
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ Cup of Milk
  • ½ Cup of Water
  • 3 tbsp of Melted Butter
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • ¼ tsp of Salt
  • Additional Butter for coating pan
  • Blueberry Compote (Jelly Beans Infused)
  • 1 of Water
  • ½ cup of Jelly Beans
  • 2-3 Cups of Blueberries
  • 1 tbsp of CornStarch
  • 1 tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting
  • Whipped Cream to stuff crepes
Directions
  • Step 1 To make crepes, properly mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and place batter in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This will help the bubbles in the batter decrease to avoid tearing when cooking.
  • Step 2 Heat non stick pan and coat properly with butter.Using ¼ cup of batter per crepe, pour into the center of the pan and tilt in a circular motion to spread batter evenly in the pan. Cook for 30 seconds and flip to the other side and cook for an additional 30 seconds or until it turns light brown. Place on a flat surface and cover to keep warm.
  • Step 3 To make Blueberry Compote, add jelly beans into water and let it sit overnight or at least 6 hours.
  • Step 4 Place infused water into saucepan and set on medium low heat. Whisk in lemon juice and corn flour until properly incorporated. Add 1 cup of blueberry into sauce pan and let it cook for 10-15 minutes or until sauce has thickened and blueberry skin has fallen off. Add remaining blueberries and add cook for an additional 6-8 minutes. Stir occasionally and do not let the second blueberries breakdown as the first batch. Allow to cool down and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Step 5 Stuff Crepes with whipped cream and top with blueberry compote and dust with confectioners sugar. Serve warm for breakfast or brunch and cold for dessert. PS: I recommend making the compote the night before to speed things up.

Breakfast Plantain Patty

Breakfast Plantain Patty

Good Morning!! I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.  I am having a lazy Sunday morning so I decided to get into the kitchen and prepare something different for breakfast. I was watching the real 😍😍(I love that show btw) earlier this week and […]

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

Hello Everyone! Happy Sunday!! It’s the season to be Merry and I love every bit of it. I am here with another quick delicious recipe we all love and will be great to serve during this holiday season. Today’s recipe is how to achieve a […]

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are having a good week! I am back again with another quick recipe. Today’s recipe is a classic southern buttermilk biscuit. For those of you who read my posts, you know my expressed love for Popeyes, I am in love with their meals and more importantly their biscuits they include on the side with every meal 😋 love in plate I tell ya. I was inspired to learn how to achieve this so I can make it anytime I want and enjoy with my friends and family at home. So guys after countless researches, trials and errors, I have found this method to be perfect for me and it works every time. Its close enough to Popeyes, hell! in my opinion is just as good but it is left for you to decide by trying this recipe, and tell me what you think. It is very easy and affordable to prepare, you can have it as a side to your meals or you can turn this into a quick breakfast sandwich by adding eggs, cheese and maybe bacon or sausages; whatever you decide just have fun with it. Hey Zinny Factor here is another quick recipe you can share with your readers.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

June 25, 2017
: 8
: 15 min
: 35 min
: 50 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 Frozen Butter Stick
  • 2 and half cups of white lily flour (self rising) or all purpose flour
  • 1 and half tbsp of baking powder (if using all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup of Cold Butter Milk
  • 1/4 cup Cold Whipping Cream (recommended but optional)
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt (recommended but optional)
Directions
  • Step 1 In a bowl, add your white lily flour and set aside. If you are using all purpose flour, mix with baking powder and set aside. White lily flour is ideal because it has less protein and gluten which makes the biscuit very tender and fluffy in the end.I recommend adding salt if you want your biscuit to taste just like Popeye’s.
  • Step 2 Grate your frozen butter stick and combine with flour and toss together using your fingers. Place in the refrigerator for 20 mins or freezer for 10 mins. Making an ideal buttermilk biscuit is all about using cold ingredients, if it is warm before getting into the oven the ingredients start to react with each other.
  • Step 3 Add buttermilk to the flour and gently mix together with your hands or use a wooden spoon.
  • Step 4 Sprinkle your working surface (counter top) and rolling pin with self rising flour.Turn your dough to your surface, sprinkle some flour on your dough and gently roll your dough into a rectangular shape and fold, roll again and fold. repeat folding process 4-5 mins making the dough about half an inch thick.
  • Step 5 Preheat oven to 470 degree F. Layer your baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease or sprinkle with flour.
  • Step 6 Using a biscuit cutter, dip your cutter in flour and cut out in circles. Place on baking sheet, closely together making sure they are touching each other. When they touch together they help each other rise.
  • Step 7 Bake for 12-15 mins until the top is golden brown. Brush with melted butter as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  • Step 8 Your food is ready!!

Plantain Frittata

Plantain Frittata

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week. I have been M.I.A for a while now and  that is because I have been ill, and when I got better work took over, and then I had to go away for my birthday and […]