Saturday, November 19, 2011

Welcome to Recipe Saturday!

Welcome back to help us celebrate two years of blogging as International Christian Fiction Writers. I hope you've been enjoying Recipe Saturdays during November. Have you snagged your FREE copy of International Recipes yet? Please do!

This week we're celebrating Africa! Contributors of African recipes to our cookbook include Lisa Harris from Mozambique, Ufuoma Daniella Ojo from Nigeria, and three lovely ladies from South Africa: Shirley Corder, Marion Uekermann, and Ruth Ann Dell. Their yummy recipes include: Snoek Pate, Vetkoek, Curried Cabbage, Bobotie, Cape Lamb Pie, Chicken Curry, Tomato Bredie, Cheese Cake, Melktert, Passionfruit & Coconut Cake, Koeksisters, Crunchies, and Tameletjies (Pine Kernel Brittle).

Wow, do you know what most of those things are? I didn't, but now I do, and many of them look like something I can make in my own Canadian kitchen. Check them out! Today I'd like to feature...(insert trumpet blast here)...

Passionfruit & Coconut Cake
  • 1 C grated coconut
  • 3⁄4 C sugar
  • 3⁄4 C flour
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1⁄2 C soft butter
  • Pulp of 6 passion fruits
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • Icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a round cake pan. Mix the coconut, sugar, and flour. Add the eggs, butter, passionfruit pulp, and lemon juice. Mix well, pour into greased pan, and bake for about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar when cooled.

This recipe is by Lisa Harris, but all the aforementioned African recipes are also in International Recipes. Download and enjoy!

Valerie Comer's life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary inspirational romance. Like many of her characters, Valerie and her family grow much of their own food and are active in the local foods movement as well as their church. She only hopes her creations enjoy their happily ever afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughter.

Her first work, a novella, can now be pre-ordered in the collection Rainbow's End from Barbour Books, releasing in May 2012. Visit her website and blog to glimpse inside her world.

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