Watermelon Lemonade

Lemonades are refreshing drinks containing a fruity and pleasant sensation made with citrus fruits and desired add ins.

I made this with watermelon, thankfully if the watermelon is that sweet.

Lemonades are best served cold.

I removed the flesh from the watermelon using knife and spoon and then i made the lemonade inside the empty cover. I just decide to do so, you can prepare it inside a bowl.

Ingredients

•3 cups watermelon, chopped

•1 cup lemon juice, refridgerated

•2 cups sugar syrup(2 cups sugar boiled in 2 cups of water)

•10 pieces of fresh mint leaves

•1 tablespoon fresh ginger

•½ cup ice cubes or as needed

•Blend watermelon, ginger and 10 pieces of mint leaves till smooth. Sieve

•Pour ice cube in a bowl, add the blended watermelon, mint and ginger.

•Add lemon juice and sugar syrup. Add as the sugar as much as possible to balance the sour taste. Turn

•Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves. Though this is not just a garnish, it release flavouring gradually. Serve and enjoy.

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Fish floss (dambun kifi)

Assalamu alaikum. I have posted earlier on how to make chicken floss. I can remember that i mentioned that the floss is made for different purposes, and how it is stored.

This is a floss made with fish. And i am sure if you love chicken/meat floss, or you love fish, you will definately love fish floss too.

Fish floss is quiet different from other flosses:

~It has very nice and attracting aroma ahead of them. That aroma that makes you to drool and calls you toward eating something without intending to😃

~It is quiet easier; Though it also require time and energy, but fish due to it’s softness do not need grinding or beating with a wooden stick.

~Moreover , it require less oil than the other flosses.

It can be served over jollof rice…i did so and it goes well.

It can also be served with bread (be careful…do not take fish floss together with milk).

I also mentioned in the former floss recipe post that other recipes can arise from the floss. Well, i made this yummy sandwich roll ups with fish floss. Relax, the sandwich roll ups procedure is also here in this post!

To make fish floss:

Ingredients

•3 large fleshy fish(any type)

•2 cups oil

•2 cups water

•1 lemon

•Enough onions

•Scotch bonnet(attaruhu) as needed

•Garlic, Ginger and Curry powder

•Seasoning cubes

•Salt

Directions

•Remove the fish heads. Cut the body into 3 or 4.

• Squeeze lemon in a bowl of water. Use it to wash the fish. Place the fish in a strainer to reduce the moisture.

•Add the fish to a pan or pot, add the water.

• Add ginger, garlic and chopped onions. Cook on medium heat till very soft, tender and squeezable.

•Remove from heat and strain excess water if any. Remove the larger bones using hand.

• To reduce the work, you can break the fish into small pieces.

•Heat oil in a wide pan. Add the fish. Stir and add curry powder, salt, scotch bonnet, more onions and seasoning.

•Total time of stir frying is one hour (or thereabouts). And all has to be done on low heat.

•At first, it would be moist with the oil as shown above. Stir fry slowly.

•But after 25-30 minutes, that’s when it start absorbing the oil, here comes the work! Stir fast and faster as you move on. This may take 30 minutes.

•As you move on, the bigger pieces will be breaking/shredding into flosses as shown below, the oil will be gradually absorbed and the flosses will be getting hard and start browning.

•When it start sticking to the pan, that’s when the oil is totally absorbed by the fish, stir more fast than the earlier steps. This should not exceed 5 minutes. If not, the floss may burn.

•It would be well-browned in no time and would be having very nice aroma.

•Remove from heat.

•Place a strainer on a container. Place a net on the strainer and transfer the floss to the net. Close the net tightly and press a heavy object on it and leave it overnight.

•This will allow the oil to escape. You will find quiet plenty of oil lying in the container placed under the strainer.

•Fish floss is ready! Store in an air tight container. I can not figure out for how long it stays because this one was consumed by the family within 2 weeks.

To make the sandwich roll ups:

•Trim the brown edges of a bread slice with knife. Roll it and spread some mayonnaise (if desired)

•Add the fish floss to one end and roll.

Classy puff puff

They are elegant, they are firm and they are delicious. They have a lasting round shape with a beautiful appearance.

A type of puff puff in which a soft dough is formed instead of batter. They are not that fluffy but their softness is achieved by kneading.

Ingredients

•2 cups flour

•3 tablespoon sugar

•2 teaspoon yeast

•1 cup warm milk

•½ teaspoon salt

•Oil for frying

•Combine milk, yeast and ½ teaspoon of sugar together. Allow it to proof for 5-7 minutes.

•Combine flour, salt and sugar together. Stir in the wet ingredients.

• Form a sticky dough.

•Knead it for 10-15 minutes, until the dough becomes very soft, smooth and non sticky.

•Cover in a warm place and allow it to rise. This will take 20-25 minutes.

•Cut out small sizes from the dough.

•Take one and knead it within your fingers, ball it by pulling it through the gap between enclosed thumb and pointing finger. If this process is a pressure to you, simply cut and roll small balls from the dough and go on.

•Release and drop the ball on oily surface. Make the rest of the balls and allow them to rise again for 7 minutes.

• Heat oil and deep fry the balls

•Turn the other sides and fry till brown.

•Remove from oil and strain using a colander

•Insert a toothpick or skewers. Serve with sugar, chocolate sauce and (or) hot drink. Enjoy

FULL RECIPE

Ingredients

•2 cups flour

•3 tablespoon sugar

•2 teaspoon yeast

•1 cup warm milk

•½ teaspoon salt

•Oil for frying

•Combine milk, yeast and ½ teaspoon of sugar together. Allow it to proof for 5-7 minutes.

•Combine flour, salt and sugar together. Stir in the wet ingredients.

• Form a sticky dough.

•Knead for 10-15 minutes, until the dough becomes very soft and non sticky.

•Cover in a warm place and allow it to rise. This will take 20-25 minutes.

•Cut out chunks from the dough and roll with hand into small round balls. Drop the balls on oily surface and allow them to rise again for 7 minutes.

• Heat oil and deep fry the balls

•Turn the other sides and fry till brown.

•Remove from oil and strain using a colander

•Insert a toothpick or skewers. Serve with sugar, chocolate sauce and (or) hot drink. Enjoy

Egg-mayonnaise sandwich

It would be awesome to have a breakfast with this delicious sandwich. They were simple to make, with handy ingredients.

I prefer this sandwich in a creamy form so i added more mayonnaise. U can reduce the quantity of the mayonnaise if you don’t like it very much.

I could not get white bread slices, that’s why i used yellow ones.

Ingredients

2 eggs, boiled

1½ tablespoon mayonnaise

4 bread slices

1 teaspoon butter

Pinch of salt

Procedure

•Using fork, roughly mash the boiled eggs in a bowl. Add salt.

•Add mayonnaise and mix

•Spread butter on all the bread slices.

•Add a tablespoon of egg-mayo mixture on two slices.

•Cover the slices containing the mixture with the other buttered slices.

•Cut each sandwich diagonally into two. Cut each half into two also, you’ll have four equal triangles from each sandwich.

•Best served with hot tea.

FULL RECIPE

Ingredients

2 eggs, boiled

1½ tablespoon mayonnaise

4 bread slices

1 teaspoon butter

Pinch of salt

Procedure

•Using fork, roughly mash the boiled eggs in a bowl. Add salt.

•Add mayonnaise and mix

•Spread butter on all the bread slices.

•Add a tablespoon of egg-mayo mixture on two slices.

•Cover the slices containing the mixture with the other buttered slices.

•Cut sandwiches diagonally into two. Cut each half into two also, you’ll have four equal triangles form each sandwich.

•Best served with hot tea.

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Eggy pie crust with filling

Making pies has became common to nigerians, in which different kinds of fillings were prepared with nearly similar crust recipes. Example meat pie, fish pie, chicken pie, vegetable pie, potatoe pie etc. Mostly, the pie crust were constantly made while the pie fillings were the variables.

I once told you that i am a kind of person that like change and modification; here, in terms of recipes.

Today and here, this change fall on the pie crust itself!

Here, i have a new pie crust recipe which would be another variable. It can be attached with any type of the fillings above and other favourite fillings. And can also be made without filling, because of the spicy and additional flavors it contain.

The spicy taste resembles that of salted buns.

I had got positive feedbacks from those who tried out this recipe. Thank God.

Let’s start making the filling

Ingredients

•Fish, boiled or fried

•Onions

•Scotch bonnet

•Carrot

•Cucumber

•Seasoning

•Curry, ginger and garlic

•Little oil

Procedure

Fry onions in a pan with little oil. Add carrot and very little water to soften. Cook and add fried fish(boiled fished can be used instead).

Stir and add scotch bonnet, spices and seasoning. Cook for 2 minutes. Add cucumber, stir for 30 seconds and remove from heat.

Filling is ready.

Now, let us prepare the Pie crust

Ingredients

•2 cups flour

•¾ teaspoon baking powder(optional)

•½ teaspoon curry powder

•½ teaspoon ginger powder

•3 seasoning cubes

•Pinch of salt

•⅓ cup oil or 2 tablespoon butter

•Chopped onion and scotch bonnet

•1 egg for the dough

•2 eggs for dipping

Procedure

Combine the dry ingredients (spices, b/powder, salt and 2 seasoning cubes) as shown in step 1. Add oil or butter to the flour and rub.

Add 1 egg, mix and add chopped scotch bonnet and onion.

Add cold water and form very smooth dough as shown in step 5. Allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.

Roll the dough very flat and thin. Cut the dough into squares or circles, add fillings and seal with a fork.

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl. Add 1 seasoning cube and curry powder.

Dip both sides of each pie in the egg using hand(step 8).

Deep fry both sides in hot oil on medium heat. Be careful. Use medium heat.

When the sides are browned, remove from oil and transfer to a colander to remove excess oil. Then put them on kitchen towel.

Cover the pies to avoid drying.

Gas meat and flat bread recipe

Assalamu alaikum.

What a perfect combination?..; Gas meat + flat bread.

Thanks for visiting. Let’s start with the gas meat recipe.

Ingredients for making gas meat:

1 cup lean meat (the one which the fat is removed)

2 large onions

2 scotch bonnet

2 tablespoon oil

⅔ cup cold water

Seasoning

Garlic

Ginger

Curry powder

Salt, pinch

Procedure

Add the meat to a pressure pot or a pan. Add the spices and half of one onion

Close with a tight lid if you are not using pressure pot. Any lid is okay, not necessary the one i used. Allow the meat to cook and absorb it’s liquid

Add cold ⅔ cup water.

Add 2 tablespoon oil. You can reduce the oil to your desired quantity.

Cover and allow to cook well, until the meat is tender and absorb most of the liquid

Add seasoning , scotch bonnet and cover with enough onion. (Note: Add enough onion). Cover and allow to simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve while it is still warm.

Ingredients for the flat bread;

2 cups of flour

⅔ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup oil

1 tablespoon sugar to taste (optional).

Mix flour with baking powder , salt and sugar. Add oil and rub.

Add water and form a soft stretchy dough.Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes.

Roll the dough flat. Cut a cycle shape .

Keep aside and cut another cycle. Spread oil on top of the first one before adding the latter. If you are going to toast immediately, no need of spreading oil. Just cut and toast.

Heat a non stick pan and toast one or both parts of each flat dough .

Remove from heat and cover immediately so that it did not dry or lost it’s moisture. Be careful on this please.

Serve with gas the meat, or any best soup.

This flat bread can also be used as shawarma wrap.

Homemade shawarma bread recipe

Homemade chicken shawarma recipe

It can also be stuffed and served, check: stuffed pita bread for procedure

Note

Leaving the bread opened without covering after toasting can makes it dry, hard and not foldable.

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Stuffed bread

Assalamu alaikum . To make this bread, either plain or stuffed, you will need:

Ingredients

2 cups of flour ( 1 Cup=1tin+ 2 tablespoon)

1 teaspoonful yeast

3 tablespoon sugar

Half cup milk (or normal water )

1 egg

1 tablespoon oil (optional)

Salt,pinch

Pinch of sesame seed

Method

Combine milk with yeast, if you are not using milk, normal water would do. Add salt and oil.

Add sugar, mix and add egg. Add flour and form a dough.

Add butter on the dough. Use hand to combine the butter with the dough. Beat well until the butter blend in, and the dough became very smooth and fluffy as shown.

Rub your hand with oil and adjust the dough. Tuck in and keep in it a bowl. Cover and allow it to rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.

After it rise, take a portion and dip in flour. Roll it and cut a rectangle shape. Add filling of choice

Fold and roll to cover the filling. Add egg at the edge in order to stick the end.

Roll it to a cylindrical like shape. Fold one side and roll to a coil. You can make any shape of choice.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes in moderate temperature.

Alhamdulillah. Stuffed bread is ready to be served. Serve with a drink….. Thanks for your time.

Check other recipes with zubaida isah

Gas meat and flat bread recipe

Stuffed pita bread

Semolina puff puff

Homemade chicken shawarma

Potato rings

FULL RECIPE

Ingredients

2 cups of flour ( 1 Cup=1tin+ 2 tablespoon)

1 teaspoonful yeast

3 tablespoon sugar

Half cup milk (or normal water )

1 egg

1 tablespoon oil (optional)

Salt,pinch

Pinch of sesame seed

Method

Combine milk with yeast, if you are not using milk, normal water would do. Add salt and oil.

Add sugar, mix and add egg. Add flour and form a dough.

Add butter on the dough. Use hand to combine the butter with the dough. Beat well until the butter blend in, and the dough became very smooth and fluffy as shown.

Rub your hand with oil and adjust the dough. Tuck in and keep in it a bowl. Cover and allow it to rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.

After it rise, take a portion and dip in flour. Roll it and cut a rectangle shape. Add filling of choice

Fold and roll to cover the filling. Add egg at the edge in order to stick the end.

Roll it to a cylindrical like shape. Fold one side and roll to a coil. You can make any shape of choice.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes in moderate temperature.