From “North African Cooking” by Hilaire Walden.
“It is generally recommended that the lamb used for Keftas should contain about ten percent fat, to bind the ingredients together and keep them moist during cooking. Leaner meat can be used, however, if you do not mind crumblier, slightly drier Keftas.”
This is an American version of the Hungarian Dobos Torte. Six thin cake layers filled and frosted with dark chocolate cream, then topped with shattery caramel candy. I used to request this as my birthday cake as a kid because it looks so impressive and I loved to crack the candy topping. It really is more of a grown up cake though, not very sweet. I haven’t had it in ages but it is well worth the work if you want to impress someone.
This is a nice hearty warming fun flavorful fiber filled soup. It's adapted from a recipe I found in a Coca Cola cookbook. I'm sure you could play with it even more than I did adding garlic, carrots etc. It can also be made with a ham or beef bone omitting the bouillon cubes. It didn't specify the type of lentils but looking at the cooking time I surmised it was a whole type. I used whole red lentils (Masoor) which turned out perfect! I also added in some cooked crumbled bacon per my husband's request and it was great in it.
This is my new favorite pasta recipe. I've made it about 10 times the last few months because it's so easy and so good. It's adapted from a grocery store recipe. It's great even without the chicken. You can add onion to this also by sauteing some in the olive oil before adding the tomatoes. Please use all fresh ingredients for the best results.
From: “The Africa News Cookbook, African Cooking for Western Kitchens”.
South Africa, Dutch territories East- Indies origin. Any firm, fleshy fish will pickle well. Great alongside potato salad. *Needs to sit 2 days before serving.
From: "Iron Pots & Wooden Spoons Africa's Gifts to New World Cooking by Jessica B. Harris. I'm posting this because MarraMamba requested it. Sounds like fried peanut butter balls to me. These can be shaped into any form that takes your fancy.