Sunday, January 13, 2008

First Recipe - Akasan



Haitian Girl here! 32, married, 2 kids... Perfect life right? Not quite. But I'm not complaining. Just like anyone, I got challenges to face. Still, I always try to face them with a smile.


So I said I was going to post my first recipe. Where is it you ask... I was waiting for my mom to review it. Couldn't wait any longer, so here it is. Haitian comfort food par excellence, in my household anyway.


Like a good Haitian Girl from Montreal, I must inform you that this post will be bilingual. My recipes will all be posted in French, just because I want to.


As previously mentioned, my first recipe is Akasan. Enjoy!


Ingrédients :

eau - 3 tasses
Cannelles - Quelques morceaux
Étoiles d’anis - 4 à 6
Sel - Une pincée
Farine de maïs - 10 cuillères à soupe
Lait - 1 demi-tasse
Lait évaporé - 1 canette
Sucre - 1 tiers de tasse ou au goût
Beurre - 3 cuillères à soupe (optionel)
Vanille - 1 cuillère à thé

Faire bouillir l’eau avec deux ou trois morceaux de cannelle et une pincée de sel. Pendant ce temps, prendre une tasse de farine de maïs très fin et la mélanger avec de l’eau froide. Ceci empêchera la formation de grumeaux lorsque ajouté à l’eau bouillante. Lorsque l’eau bout, ajouter le mélange de farine de maïs et d’eau et bien remuer jusqu’à ce que ce soit homogène et épaissi. Ajouter le lait de vache. Remuer. Ajouter ensuite le lait évaporé. Remuer. Ajouter finalement le sucre, le beurre et l’essence de vanille. Faire mijoter pendant quelques minutes tout en remuant. Servir chaud ou laisser refroidir, réfrigérer et servir froid.


Bon appétit...


xoxo, Haitian Girl

Monday, January 7, 2008

Welcome Ann-Shirley!


Haitian Girl here! 32, married, 2 kids... Perfect life right? Not quite. But I'm not complaining. Just like anyone, I got challenges to face. Still, I always try to face them with a smile.

I decided to start this blog because I thought it would be a fun way to share my world and mainly some Haitian recipes. There aren't a lot of them on the net. Trust me, since I've moved out from my parents', I've looked.
So for the girls and boys who like to try things and are not necessarily great Haitian-food cooks, stay tuned. Don't worry, I will run all my recipes by my mom first just in case. However, they will be simplified for the modern Haitians who do not have a lot of time, like me.
First recipe : Akasan (stay tuned)
xoxo, Haitian Girl