Nigerian Fruit Salad 2.0 | The New Nigerian Kitchen

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 14, 2016
Desserts & Presentation – two ways in which we should progress Nigerian cuisine :). This week, I will focus on Nigerian desserts. And yes, I dare say we have a class of them, if budding. Truth is, dessert for a long time was fruit salad (with milk), ice cream and cake. Enter The New Nigerian […]

J’s Yogurt & Granola Parfait

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 26, 2015
She made it up, inspired by ‘Sweet Kiwi‘. We got home from ‘shopping’ on Saturday and J, Daughter #1 made up a glass, showing off our recently acquired glassware. It turns out (via Google) that these glasses are actually parfait glasses. Who knew 🙂 Anyway, it’s a simple 3 ‘ingredient’ dessert or breakfast and in-between. […]

Poached Pawpaw in a Scent Leaf Syrup

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 25, 2015
Yep, scent leaves again. And again, and again. This time, they walk the sweet route in a beautiful dessert. I took inspiration from basil-poached nectarines which were delicious a few years ago – this is no exception. The essence? Fruit poached in a spiced, herby sugar syrup. I’ve been fascinated by pawpaw – the wholesomeness of […]

Mango & Coconut Custard with Lime Marmalade Puff-Puff

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 20, 2015
Cravings don’t come much stronger than this. Think checking every store you know on Lagos Island, rejecting other brands – Domo, and all the others that aren’t Bird’s. I find it at a supermarket called ‘Supamarket’ on Gerrard road, where I also meet the actor, Olu Jacobs and take a selfie with him.  I am […]

‘Nigerian’ Bread Pudding with Pawpaw Custard

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 23, 2014
This was the point of the lime marmalade…but it was TOO bitter. Even to feature, not less star in the dish. Thankfully, I had some great, store-bought orange marmalade which took its rightful place at the table. This is another recipe from Zina. This time though, she cooked. Baked it. For us.

Nigerian Desserts: Mangoes & Lime with Cardamom Yogurt

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 6, 2014
As much as I love lemons, they have nothing on limes. Even Meyers. I’m sorry. So sorry. Limes transport me to a place. Sharp. Vibrant. Fragrant. All at once. Yes, harsh but with the feeling and willingness to be tempered. I think one of the most sacred combinations of fruit and citrus lies in Mangoes […]

Cardamom, Orange – White Chocolate Bread Pudding

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 27, 2012
I can’t say that the thought of warm bread pudding brought comfort to me on a freezing cold day. No I can’t in the 26 degree centigrade heat that has enveloped me in sunshine and a gentle breeze since my return home two nights ago. Its harmattan season. I’ve swapped cold American nights for windy […]

Filipino Fruit Salad: Virtue in a Can

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 17, 2012
I know, tinned foods aren’t virtuous, especially from ‘self-proclaimed’ foodies. Mind you, that’s not me talking, that’s the ‘Voice of the world’. Because I know better. I know that virtue can be earned in a myriad of ways: fresh, frozen and canned. Like everything else, they have their time and place, their season.

Happy Mother’s Day with S’Mores Semifreddo

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 8, 2011
To all mothers and motherly figures: To those who have transitioned From rebellious teenager To responsible parent Without any training in between Ride on…..with greased elbows And joyous hearts For the smile of a child Wipes many tears away   Oz, 8th May, 2011 Happy Mother’s Day! May your offspring have a strong legacy, which […]