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Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on May 05, 2004, 02:00:29 AM
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My question is this: How can I know choose the sweet oranges to buy from a fruit seller? Anytime I purchase oranges, all I get is TSAMI KAWAI :? Its hard for me to tell which oranges r sweet & which onces r sour by just looking at them & I cant just c mahself askin the fruit seller to cut his oranges into two juss 2 becus I wan2 buy the sweet onces, it sounds silly? Anyone knows:?:
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Surayya Galadanci on May 07, 2004, 12:09:43 PM
Wallahi kuwa nima na kan  samu irin wannan matsala and I dont really know.

My own question for the girls because I know the men might not know.
What can I do to stop the tears flowing from my eyes when ever I am cutting onions? Number two, I always have cuts and burns by the time I finish cooking :( . What can I do?
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Surayya Galadanci on May 07, 2004, 12:11:19 PM
Am sorry I was the one who left the message above. It will take time for me to get used to the system.
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: gogannaka on May 10, 2004, 02:31:08 PM
Ummita sorry but you'll have to learn to ask the 'mai lemo' to cut a sample if not you'll not buy,or rather ask him for guarantee.Idan da tsami za ki dawo da su..might sound funny but thats how it is...If u cant do that always ask for oranges from benue.The local masu lemo call them 'Dan tivi mai cibiya' they are sweet and juicy.Or ask for "dan aure" but they are always more expensive than the ordinary oranges.
As for madam surayya,i once heard on the program urban peasant that to prevent having watery eyes when cutting onions,u light a candle near the cutting board or you cut the onions under running water.(ki kunna famfo ki yanka albasar a karkashi) shey u grab? :wink:

oya try it and see. i dey wait for yuwa response.
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on May 20, 2004, 05:25:16 PM
 I WAS WONDERING, WHAT IS THE REAAAAAAAAAAL HAUSA TRADITIONAL MEAL, IS IT TUWO OR RICE?
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: gogannaka on May 28, 2004, 03:21:12 PM
Ai rice is not a traditional food....tuwon dawa or gero or masara are the traditional meals..
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Shiekh on June 11, 2004, 02:33:58 PM
 Ques: What is the most expensive spice?


Ans: Wildginsengfrom china.
only about 4kilos are found per year. one gram costs 500USD.


from: sumal Bubble Gum.
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: dan kauye on June 12, 2004, 01:28:57 PM
well......my problem is not sweet orange detection.....bcoz y'all need 2 stay in d village 2 know d secrets...dis is where DAN-KAUYE'S power lies....lol...

my question is:eva since dis world came 2 xsistence women are known 4 thier cooking prowess but how cums d best chefs in d world r all men..@leat d top ten chefs.....plz sum1 betta ansa dis quest coz it neva cease 2 amaze DAN-KAUYE
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on July 22, 2004, 12:53:09 AM
BECAUSE MEN LEARNT FROM THE BEST (YOU GE ME :wink: )

My own is not best male chef, or which orange is juicer or expensive spice or onion wahala my own is majorrrrrrrrrrrrr.

WHY WHY WHY WHY is it that any time a person takes fizzy drink, the person ends up burping!!!. Its so annoying when people burp in your presence even when its not intentional. Its quite disgusting and embarassing also its bad manners. I know burping is quite natural. The funny thing is a person dining with his freinds, he drinks a glass or a coule: of coke.........he try hard not to burp but then he start burping, orrgggg orgggggggg orrrggggggggh. How can you avoid burping after meals or after taking fizzy drinks? I hate burping and I hate hearing people do it. It puts me off meals but my granny says its a sign of "koshi" meaning eaten enough . So why do people burp after taking fizzy drinks or when they filled up?
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: dan kauye on July 24, 2004, 05:14:06 PM
ahhhhhhhhhh! 1/2cy dats an eezy wan! its bcoz of d chemical parambulation dats taking place inside ur stomach! need i add more ideas?
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Post by: Hafsy_Lady on April 11, 2005, 06:16:55 PM
Oh boy I do sciences, maybe I got my question mixed. I should have put it like this. How can people avoid it!


Anyway listen to this. I was reading some SUYA article and alot of people were giving reasons why they like suya.

This Yoruba guy said :...SUYA PROMOTES FRIENDSHIP, NETWORKING AND SOCIAL GATHERING (because alot of guys hangout at the suya spot)
 
This Hausa guy said: Suya is used by amorous suitors to tempt women out of their matrimonial homes, or to win a girls heart.

Wannan wani irn wulakanci ne haka? Its so pains me abun yana mugun bata min rai, the fact that a guy has nothing better to offer sai a sayo miki wani tsiri. Dem tell wuna say dey no dey chop meat for diya papa house abi dey be lioness? :roll:  (hiss).


Talking of suya............Drop me a recipe, anyone
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on February 08, 2006, 02:17:44 AM
How do you eat in ur homes? Like where? What r u fond of doing whilst eating which might be considered a bad habit? What r ur eatin habits outside the home? Where do u feel most comfortable eating.....like ur favourite spots......tables or floors.....? Your table etiquttes........etc..............

Personally.........I love sitting on d floor & I have a bad habit of watching tv whilst eating & it take me probably an hour to finish half a plate.....because inb/w I will warm up my food 3-4 times because I was busy talking 2 someone or I was doing something. My usual habits I never finish my food. I also hav a bad habit on pickin on food not really eatin it up. I hav a bad habit for being very selective in wat I eat.....I dnt my rice to soft but I like my tuwo very soft etc and meat from a two legged animal or bird, will never be consumed by me (ie chicken)...........

So whats urs? (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_1_125.gif)
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on March 13, 2006, 07:12:03 PM
 I eat everywhere my dear :roll: if my tummy begins to cry out. I dont know,  but for some reason when ever (well very very often) if am about to push a spoon in my mouth, the phone is always ringing. I enjoy eating and watching TV (who doesnt, we all do). Talking on phone, laughing and geting choked in the middle of it all (is a lesson well learnt!!!) but at times you just cant help grobbing and gossiping  at the same time:D . I love eating in bed.........(another bad way.....but its more comfortable, even if a food is not tasty when you get yourself positioned in a comfortable way, it makes it delicious.......) when you have your back rested on soft cushy pillows with your food tray on your lap flicking chanel after channel BUT the most annoying thing is after settling in that comfortable position, the phone rings (bringgg, brrringgg, bringgg) and it is in your bag and your bag is like 3 steps away on the dresser...... (arrrrghhhhhhh) :evil:

I seriously HATE rice!!!!!! and am not a spoon and fork girls........FIVE FINGERS (BABY)....( I try to do the 3 fingers just like (S.A.W) but I cant, it leaves me starvingggggggg :oops:

Anyway, so I dont really enjoy eating from the same plate with people, and I know it should be a blessing when you do, but I just dont like it!...............

Ohhhhh and what gets ppl in my house upset: where I finish eating, where my plate remains. Frankly speaking, I cant remember the last time I took a plate by myself to the kitchen. And when was the last time I washed a spoon or plate?  errrmmmmm.....3wks ago I think.

Bad table etiqutte I guess, well least am better off to be frank with you guys, than to lie.
HELL, I STILL MAKE A DAMN GOOD WIFE AND COOK TO MY HUBBY :roll:

And did I say am Ace with chop sticks......(showing off? No! .......promoting skills? Yes!)
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on September 14, 2006, 12:48:42 AM
Quote from: "Hafsy_Lady"
where I finish eating, where my plate remains. Frankly speaking, I cant remember the last time I took a plate by myself to the kitchen. And when was the last time I washed a spoon or plate?  errrmmmmm.....3wks ago I think.
That is why I refused 2 visit u 4 d past 9months......


Quote from: "Hafsy_Lady"
HELL, I STILL MAKE A DAMN GOOD WIFE AND COOK TO MY HUBBY :roll:
Wallahi I pity that guy...........he has no idea what he is bringin in2 his house
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Fateez on September 14, 2006, 08:19:18 AM
Quote from: "Surayya Galadanci"

What can I do to stop the tears flowing from my eyes when ever I am cutting onions?


Oh i found a solution for that one.

SUNGLASSES 8) !! Yup, prada or Oakley, pick one  :wink:

works everytime  :D  
Title: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: amira on September 14, 2006, 11:21:53 AM
lalle sai sunglasses, power to the shades 8)   :lol:
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on February 28, 2007, 02:16:08 AM
Any highlights please. Egg or chicken, which one came first? Seriously I want to know this...Anyone up?
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Post by: precious on February 28, 2007, 01:56:16 PM
Hmmn.Good question.
So which came first-ova or woman?
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Post by: HUSNAA on February 28, 2007, 06:52:44 PM
lol precious it has to take hafsy to get u back online here!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on March 01, 2007, 02:34:58 AM
Hmmn.Good question.
So which came first-ova or woman?
None of the above, but man came first: Adam then his Mrs; Eve!

Now back to my question.........chicken or the egg, which came first?

Husna, stop smokescreening and answer my question mana ;D
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: IBB on June 08, 2007, 10:18:42 AM
Chicken. I thing u can use common sense to ans this question. Two chickens came and produce eggs. Eggs need to be hatched by a chicken.
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Post by: IBB on June 16, 2007, 05:02:44 AM
Sisters can you assist this poor boy by teaching him how to cook a pepper-chicken
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Post by: gogannaka on June 21, 2007, 03:36:03 PM
Hmm I no be sister but i'll tell ya!
The last time i asked how to cook bitter leaf soup sai dan borno ne ya amsa
kana kuma anty Husnaa ta kara bayani.

Peppered chicken:
Get the chicken(slaughtered and prepared ba mai rai ba)
lol,that one u are holding in your avatar will be ok.
Boil the chicken.Put onions,curry,thyme,nutmeg(if u want) and whichever seasoning u want.
Get some attarughu with some tomatoes (depending on the pepper u want) and some onions.Ka jajjaga su (u can blend if u want).You then fry the jajjage in oil(can be vegetable,g/nut,palm oil or mix them--its up to you)
Be careful not to burn them o!Just fry them lightly.

Next you drain the boiled chicken(pls dont let it boil too much.U can boil for like 10 mins as chicken is very tender and easily boils.)
Lightly deep fry the chicken in oil so that the flesh will hold itself (is that good english  :-\ )

After that u pour the pepper in a clean pan and fry the chiken in it.You lower the heat so that the pepper does not burn.Keep turning it untill it cooks.
Kar fa ka kona.
I like it with a lot of garlic.

Tell us when u are done.
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: HUSNAA on June 23, 2007, 08:24:08 AM

Get the chicken(slaughtered and prepared ba mai rai ba)


Hehehehehe!! ba mai rai ba!! lol  ;D
antaba peppering mai rai ne? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: IBB on June 23, 2007, 02:56:21 PM
Thanks Gogannaka I will try it n would definately tell yah how it went
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Post by: hafsee on August 09, 2007, 09:08:19 PM
well......my problem is not sweet orange detection.....bcoz y'all need 2 stay in d village 2 know d secrets...dis is where DAN-KAUYE'S power lies....lol...

my question is:eva since dis world came 2 xsistence women are known 4 thier cooking prowess but how cums d best chefs in d world r all men..@leat d top ten chefs.....plz sum1 betta ansa dis quest coz it neva cease 2 amaze DAN-KAUYE


dan kauye dont you know that almost everything if not everything in this world is opposite... think abt it .................... perfect example. they say "pple who appear strong at heart are actually the weakest ppl and vice versa. also pple who appear quiet may be fire and those who  act crazy on the out side are soft.. stuff lyk dat women may cook more than men in number but men do cook great meals. talking fom experince, wen my brothers cook I literaly clean the plate up with my tongue. ever had dat experince LOL
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Post by: amira on August 09, 2007, 09:34:22 PM
Thanks Gogannaka I will try it n would definately tell yah how it went

 Have you managed to cook your peper chicken?
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Post by: ummita on August 24, 2007, 03:45:36 PM
*Brushin off shoulders*,
Ehemmmm I knw hw 2 myk d best peppered chicken........just tip me *winks*
 Bsyds....wasnt it jst lyk yesterdy dat all d young girls around started goin 2 their kitchens & u ask dem 2 prepare a delicacy wit chicken....kowa pepper chickn, pepper chckn, pepper chckn.........ask 'em 2 prepare one.....dey will juss say fry ur chicken, add pepper, onions & spices & serve on china.....

Dang!!! theres more 2 that 2 a peppered chickn.........(am I lookin 4 trouble)*she laffs*

Anywy.....dats nt my worry 4 nw, though a member emailed requestin 4 waina recipee....said somethng bout her husband buggin out.....Anyone ups forrit?
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Post by: ummita on September 12, 2007, 02:28:10 AM
Tha last tym I popped by I remember where I exactly made a point of requestin 4 waina recipee as above! & I said d magic word too........... (P-L-E-A-S-E) >:(.......Suprisingly enuff, seems like none of d girls know it.........mhmmmm!! Well, theres dis chick here & from the luks of it.....she's top.....when it comes to cookin.........Omo dearie, (u r much envied 4 ur cookin abilities wo!).....but am suprised......dnt tell me, u cnt too cnt smack me a recipee?........I aint callin names (she laffs)

*Signs*.................well boys.........any1 wanna help out? 
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Post by: ummita on January 15, 2008, 08:58:12 PM
I have been complaining lately about loss of appetite and Lord knows my best food is TUWON DA MIYEN KUKAH and its all that I can eat. However, yesterday after complaining to a friend that am lazy to cook, and bored off kukah she prepared me a meal and brought it over. The soup, the soup is unbelievably tastely. I have never in my life seen nor tasted the soup!!!! Mennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, it is the best and God bless the person who found KARKISHI.

I just poured the soup in a bowl, got a teaspoon and got licky licky !!!!! ;D ;D

MIYEN KALKISHI……….Boi! Oh boi!………its wat I have been eating morning, noon and night………and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If any of you haven’t tried it before, SORRY! YOU ARE MISSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by: Mufi on January 17, 2008, 10:25:52 PM

Anywy.....dats nt my worry 4 nw, though a member emailed requestin 4 waina recipee....said somethng bout her husband buggin out.....Anyone ups forrit?


I wanted since to reply to u about the recipe for waina, but unfortunately that did not happen, anyway here is one recipe ur friend might try to follow... ;D ;D

WAINA:
Ingredients:

long grain rice                3cups
Baking powder or Yeast   2tsp
Kanwa (potash)              1 small piece
Water                            11/2 litres
Veg. Oil                         21/2 cooking spoons

METHOD:

Grind 2 cups of the rice to a fine powder, then wash and boil the remaining 1 cup with 11/2 litres of water for about 35 mins or until it is very soft.

Mash the cooked rice to form a paste, then mix with the rice flour. Mix thoroughly with the baking powder or yeast (some ppl use yogurt instead of the bak. pwdr or the yst) and allow to stay over night to ferment about 12hrs.

Add a litre of water to the fermented rice. Stir properly, then add the ground kanwa(which of course u soak in water). Cover up and allow to rise for about an hour.

Heat the waina pot ( a special clay pot with holes like "cup cakes" baking tray) for 10 mins. Grease each hole with 1 tbls of veg. oil and allow to heat up for about 2 mins. Scoop the rice mixture with a spoon and drop into each hole. Allow to fry for a few seconds, then turn over with a fork or spoon, and let all sides be properly fried till golden brown. Remove and place in a collander.

SINASIR:

The ingredients and method for Sinasir, except u make the mixture a little watery and also u will grind the 3 cups of rice to a fine powder. You will fry it on a frying pan and cover to cook just like the waina.

You can of course eat Waina or Sinasir with ur favourite soup such as Veg. soup, egusi, or miyan taushe. Whichever u prefer. Bon appetit!!! ;) ;D


One thing i found out about it, is that u have to keep trying many times to perfect it, so even if it doesn't work out the first time don't give up. :) :)

There are of course many ways to do it, so if anyone has another way of doing it, by all means share with us..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on January 24, 2008, 05:14:39 PM
Minkam na godeh diyawa fah, Mufi. Really appreciate it. I will send a PM of it 2 d member. Nima I might try it :-\ But am scared........ Come, how did u know how to make it? Makin pessin feel abit jelous here (rolls eyes).............(she laffs)............

Keeeeee, kin tabah cin Karkishi.........its a soup just like Kukah, and if u haventttttttttt GODDDDDDDDDDDD U r missin ;D..............I will send u d recipee 4 it. I hav turned d soup in2 my ice-cream..........Bowl & teaspoon.....& u r sorted. I eat it wit almost anything. Last week I was dippin my bread sticks into miyen Karkishi...............Why hvnt I known dat soup in my years of livin ehn? ;D

Mufi, let me know if u hav tasted it before............ ;D
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Post by: Mufi on January 29, 2008, 08:08:56 PM
Lol!! u know it took a lot of practice b4 i was able to be comfortable making it ;D;D

WAINA is one of my Hubby's favorite food. Growing up my Mom used to make it a lot n i remember fussing whenever she makes it, b'cos i didn't like it that much.

Well... I got married and my DH wouldn't mind eating waina for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So u know what i had to do...learn how to make it.

Anyway, just keep trying n u will get the hang of it... ;) ;)

Back to ur MIYAN KARKASHI yes i've tasted it b4 n i loved it ;D, though it has been a while since i made some.
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Post by: Hafsy_Lady on January 30, 2008, 03:32:03 PM
@ Ummita, yawwa sauran idan abunnan, asked, who taught you how to make waina? Better mention this lady. E'he! Before you carry credit alone and pretend like you used your own initiative ;D Ki tabbatah kince wata baiwar Allah ce mai suna Mufi ita ta koya miki. >:(

Point of correction, yar madara da manshanu its KARKASHI not KARKISHI!!!! ;D
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on January 31, 2008, 06:55:09 PM
Mhmmmm Mufi. Once again thanks for the recipe. Even though it was another member who wanted it, I also taught its worth trying but mhmmmm, this is my result.

I printed off your method of making waina and got all my ingredients ready. Puree’d my rice etc. I got my non-stick pan and started frying. First one got stuck, second one was pure white but decided to brush it over with egg white or add sugar to give it the brownish look and not bad but inside, paste was still fresh!!!! 5th attempt it wouldn’t come off my pan!!!!.
(http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/n_images/recipe_1.gif) Yes! I brushed the pan with oil. 6th try it just wouldn’t even cook, just hot paste! I was loosing it……….FINALLY, I took the paste bowl and poured everything down the drain!!!!!!  Very annoying!!!! Nah hankurah. :(

I hav given up! Its waina and kunu na koko, these are the only two things I can never make. Hiss!!! If I want waina, I will simply send money off. This lady makes special once for me and I normally freeze them and eat when desired. For me, its not something I see everyday in kitchens, otherwise would have been able to make it!!!

Hafsy yadda inah jin haushi, just keep shut or you will smell my wrath!!!! >:( >:( >:(

Anyway Mufi, u still Ace!!!!!
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Mufi on January 31, 2008, 08:17:09 PM
Ummita, u have to make several attempts, believe me don't give up, or perhaps try to get somebody who has master it already and have them make it while u watch.

My early days of making waina, a friend of my husband was visiting, n i decided to make some for lunch that day, OMG!! it was a horrible experince n the gud thing i didn't tell them i was making waina for lunch, it would have been a big embarassment  :-[ :-[. The only thing that saved me was making Tuwon Shinkafa, b'cos i had already made Miyan Taushe.

U know its just like making Puff-Puff, some days it'll rise the way u want it, n some days it won't.
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Post by: ummita on February 02, 2008, 05:05:27 PM
Still sulking :-[…………..will get back at u when am overdone! ;D
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Post by: ummita on February 02, 2008, 05:16:28 PM
*Deep breathe* & *exhale*...........ok am better naw ;D

Ummita, u have to make several attempts, believe me don't give up,
With the way I was going on about my waina trial………………..several attempts will be one hell of a waste. Kadah buhun shikafah ya kareh…… ;D

Amma apart from serving waina wit Miyen taushi, you can have it with Stew too......shebi?…….
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Post by: bakangizo on February 04, 2008, 04:18:04 PM
A ina ake waina a frying pan?!!! Maza ki sayo tanda, in kina son cin waina tayi kyau.                                                           
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Post by: Hafsy_Lady on March 14, 2008, 12:49:49 AM

Hafsy yadda inah jin haushi, just keep shut or you will smell my wrath!!!! >:( >:( >:(

WELL HELLO, NEWS FLASH. >:(..............YOU ARE NO GOOD AT IT SO GET OVER IT!!!!! ;D And did Mufi say frying pan? Am in stitches. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  Har namiji yasan ba'a yin waina a frying pan. Gaya mata dai Bakan Gizo. ;D

Wallahi idan kina so you can come over next week na koyamiki idan zaki bani dubu hamsin. Allah! By the way, that stuff you made during EID is so delicious har abunnan ya manta da hularsa. So teach me I teach you. Its your call.

Walking away and shaking her head. That Mufi sef no sabi business >:(....ai kamata yayi ace kinki koyamata sai tabiya ki.
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Post by: Mufi on March 14, 2008, 03:46:02 AM
Hafsy_lady, yes i use frying pan for my waina, believe me when you find yourself home away from home there is nothing you could not do to make your favorite food.
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Post by: HUSNAA on March 14, 2008, 05:26:49 AM
Hafsy_lady, yes i use frying pan for my waina, believe me when you find yourself home away from home there is nothing you could not do to make your favorite food.
Well done Mufi! Dama an ce necessity is the mother of invention... ;D ;D ;D ;D
let me guess.. do u put  pastry cutters in the flat pan to act as partitions for the pieces of waina? ... Very smart!! I never thought about it till u mentioned the frying pan, so I couldnt see how you can make the individual pieces of waina stay put in the pan without spreading out.
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Post by: Mufi on March 14, 2008, 09:43:31 PM
Actually, Husnaa i used the smallest frying i can get and just make one at a time. Its just like sinasir, if i'm not mistaking you use some thing like a frying and you also cover in order to simmer the top right? .. thats exactly how i make my waina except i don't cover it and i have to turn it over for the other side to cook, and the only difference you'll see is just the shape and nothing else.

Some ppl also use griddle the one you use for pancakes, and you know the shape of it, its kinda big and wide, and thats what allow you to cook about six or so at a time, I don't like using the griddle for the simple fact, the waina comes out flat...
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on April 10, 2008, 08:32:05 PM
Minkam, I have tamdah da suyah waina. I just wanted to be a bit more creative and make my waina into sinasir.
Second reason, mehhhhhyyyynnnnnnn cooking firewood.......I love it, makes me feel warmly traditional but the smokeeeeeeee, the smokeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! My eyes cant bear!

I have the ironed tamdah na suya that I can use on my cooker. Its just not balanced. It slipped and almost fell on my aunts baby who crawled into the kitchen surrepticiously. So for safety reasons I rather not use!

So for those trying to gag me when I made my waina in a frying pan. Make wuna take time wo! Specifically......Hafsa and Bakan-Gizo. I even tried it on my WOK so? >:(
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on June 10, 2008, 01:58:44 AM
Toh, where are my haters!!!!!!!!! Hafsy & Bakan-Gizo. Thnks for the mockery. But I have done it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes I made waina on Saturday & all my waina's came out fantasically beautiful and delicious except the first two.........I had 8ppl dined out and everyone kept commenting on my waina. Infact one asked how I did it!!!! ;D ;D ;D Imagine!!! So Bakan Gizo & Hafsy saikuzo cin waina. (rolls eyes) >:( Let me see ur leg at my doorstep!!!!...........
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Fateez on June 10, 2008, 04:18:42 PM


Hehehehehe! Congratulations!

My Food Question::

It was a special person's birthday a few weeks ago and I decided to bake cupcakes. It was white

chocolate mud cake. I did everything the recipe said, in fact, I corrected all my measurements

and checked for error due to parallax. I waited in patient anticipation and when my cupcakes were

done...they came out CONCAVE, SHRUNKEN AND SHRIVELED! I almost cried! WHY people? WHY?

Why did my cakes shrink :( this has never happened to me before but then again i have never made

cup cakes. Everyone kept saying they looked "cute" but i bet they were only saying that because they

know I'll let them have it if they said otherwise :( Help.....

Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: gogannaka on July 06, 2008, 07:56:59 PM
Abin kunya.
Yam matan kanoonline ba su iya cake ba.
An tambaye su meyasa cake yake zama concave and shrunken sun kasa amsawa.
An ji kunya dai.

Fateez i think one of the ingredients was put in excess,maybe sugar or baking powder.
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: amira on July 06, 2008, 08:29:41 PM
Abin kunya.
Yam matan kanoonline ba su iya cake ba.
An tambaye su meyasa cake yake zama concave and shrunken sun kasa amsawa.
An ji kunya dai.

LOL!!!!!!!!
Kai amma GGNK ka iya yankan kauna.
Fateez dear kyale shi that was just a practice one since you've never made cupcakes
its okay i understand.
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on November 22, 2008, 03:48:33 PM
Abin kunya.
Yam matan kanoonline ba su iya cake ba.
An tambaye su meyasa cake yake zama concave and shrunken sun kasa amsawa.
An ji kunya dai.

Fateez i think one of the ingredients was put in excess,maybe sugar or baking powder.
Sannun "oasis". To, kai donAllah ka amsa. Fateez dont mind Gogannaka. Am sure ita missus din tashi bata iya ba aswell. Gogannaka ko kawar tamu ta iya ne itama? ;D

Actually did you say you kept checking? If you kept opening your oven, then that might have been the factor. Too much air! Or either, kinyi overbeating mixture din and too much air got into it again. Or your baking tins are too small or you've put too much mixture in it. One of the biggest errors is this: I learnt this ages ago, that is if you use a redcued fat butter, your recipe wont work and therefore you cake wont come out nicely because of the high percentage of water in the fat. However, stick butter works best. Or simply put, you measurements might not be correct as in kilos to grams or your cups to teaspoons or tasblespoons.

Goodluck on your next trial
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on February 06, 2009, 11:05:36 PM
 Ladies how many of us cook with either sunflower oil, vegetable oil or olive oil? I love cooking with sunflower oil but after persistent nagging from my circle about health effects, I decided to throw in a couple of olive oil bottles in the kitchen. But whenever I cook with olive oil it just doesnt have that aroma that sunflower oil has and the color of olive oil is not eye appealing to me.........and am finding myself going back to sunflower oil despite its "unhealthy" factor.
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: ummita on February 22, 2009, 02:49:32 PM
I am still about my cooking oil........ >:( Which cooking oil do you use? I have been urged to use red palm oil but I hate the smell of it, smells like raw fish or egg. I love sunflower but  :-\ theres such an outburst about health effects & they say substitute it for Oliver oil and I so so so so hateeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Olive oil. Ladies which one wuna dey?
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Hafsy_Lady on March 04, 2009, 11:49:50 PM

Dearie, Olive oil anyday!!! Any other cooking oil is unhealthy. I think red oil/palm oil is the safest of all sef).

Ok, I have issues with Couscous. >:( ??? Am not good in cooking it coz it turns porridgy!!! And most times my Akara/Kosai end up too oily after frying. Whats up with that? I was advised to add flour and I added self raising flour. I ended up have puff puff instead of Kosai. >:( >:( >:(
????????????
Title: Re: FOOD TALK!! Q&A
Post by: Fateez on May 31, 2009, 05:51:04 PM
Thank you Gogannaka, Amira and Hafsa!

I guess I did everything wrong

Gogannaka; I added extra white chocolate cos the person I was baking them for absolutely

loves white choc! My mistake!


Amira: I haven't even attempted cupcakes since then. I don't usually bake cakes. Only on very

special occasions or if I'm helping somebody out. I guess my concave cupcakes bashed my

baking esteem :(   :'(  will try again soon :)


Hafsy: Guilty as charged! I used reduced fat butter! in fact I used absolutely no fat butter! I'm

very paranoid about cholesterol because my mum's family all have hypercholesterolemia (Someone

should research cholesterol and Fulani people, I think something's fishy with them!) Anyways I

only use that kind of butter so I guess that's one of the problems.

Thank you for the help peoples :) I shall try it again soon!

And maybe even take pictures! Hopefully they'll be nice and convex this time  8)   8)   8)