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Showing posts with label nigerian drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nigerian drinks. Show all posts

Saturday, April 16, 2016

How To Make Good Yogurt At Home Without A Machine


The word yogurt comes from Turkey and refers to a tart, thick milk. The origin of yogurt is not singular to any culture, it has always been around cultures that kept animals for milk. Yogurt is a sourish food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures"  Homemade yogurt is great and very very easy for anyone, all you need is milk and a few spoonfuls of your favourite plain yogurt to use as starter culture. After the first, you don't need to buy plain yogurt to use as starter anymore as you can always preserve some of your own to use as starter for the next batch. Yogurt will always use Yogurt as a starter so I wonder how the very first ever yogurt was made, what was used as starter?

Here, I took step by step pictures of the making of this delicious yogurt with my phone, up to

Friday, August 09, 2013

How To Make Nutritious Nigerian Zobo Drink By Deborah Bala

Zobo drink recipe


Nigerian zobo drink.

Zoborodo!  zobo for short is a drink made from dried flowers, it's known as sobolo in Ghana sorrel in Caribbean bis app in Central Africa, rosella in Australia .  Zobo drink is  very nutritious and medicinal.


Ingredients for zobo drink:

 Back of pineapple optional
 Back of orange optional , ginger,
 garlic
 pepper soup spices
 pepper
 honey ( please don't use sugar let's eat and drink healthy) cucumber. 

How to:


  1. Wash the zobo leaves thoroughly with clean water to remove dirt 
  2. wash the pineapple also and cut into small chunks. Get a clean pot, put the zobo leaves, back of pineapple, back of orange, ginger, garlic, local spices (images below) and water and allow to boil. Once it starts boiling, wait for about 10 minutes for it to boil very well.
  3.  Blend the pineapple with little pepper, and the black round spice (African nutmeg. 
  4. pour the paste into the pot. Cover and leave for 10 minutes or more to cool. Sieve with a fine sieve or cheese cloth
  5.  Add the diced cucumber and honey and store in the fridge for use when you want. Zobo drink is best served chilled.