Halifax Supper Club, Feb. 2016

We celebrated African Heritage Month with this African-themed menu: Jollof Rice, a dish from West Africa We served our Jollof Rice with roasted squash We had double dessert: Akwadu, a banana coconut bake that is enjoyed for breakfast or dessert in Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, and Almond Cookies.  We whipped up some coconut cream to…

Jollof rice

This dish from West Africa is really easy to vary, depending on your vegetable/protein preferences, or what you have on hand or in season. Makes 8 servings Kitchen equipment Large pot with lid Chopping knives, cutting boards Can opener Measuring cups, measuring spoons Wooden stirring spoon 1 or 2 medium-sized bowls Ingredients For the protein…

Almond Cookies

Inspired by Moroccan sweets — but not as sweet.  Sort of an almond shortbread.  We served these with Akwadu, as dessert for the African-themed meal we made to celebrate African Heritage Month. Makes about 60 cookies Kitchen equipment Large cookie sheets Parchment paper Measuring cup, measuring spoons Electric mixer 2 Large mixing bowls Plastic wrap…

AKWADU – Banana Coconut Bake

Serves 5-6 This dish is enjoyed in Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, either for breakfast or dessert. It’s very simple, but the flavour combination is delicious. We made it for African Heritage Month, February — warm tropical flavours in the dead of the Nova Scotian winter. Kitchen equipment Baking dish big enough to hold bananas in…