Sunday, 7 February 2016

Pumpkin leaf (ugu) noodles recipe


Here's an easy recipe for homemade noodles. I decided to try this recipe out when i noticed it first at a roadside noodle stand close to where i stay. People would gather wait in line for the male owner to prepare this meal and it sold faster than anything else around. He usually has this big pot of water boiling non-stop so it takes less than 10 minutes to process one order. Most times, people even book in advance and before it gets to your turn you'd end up waiting for hours. This is because he prepares it fresh once it's ordered. Just add fried eggs by the side and the meal is complete. You can use any good quality noodles sold around for this too. Here's how it's made.

Monday, 1 February 2016

How to make easy bread rolls from scratch

Happy New month blog fam! How are y'all doing. Today we'd be learning how to make bread rolls so here's a little background on how i started making my own bread at home to show it's really not as difficult as it seems. I think that day was a Sunday and i noticed we had run out of bread in the house. Most shops weren't open and i really had to have bread and pap for breakfast so i went through the cabinets in the kitchen and was able to put together these few basic ingredients listed below. It wasn't difficult at all although i made a few mistakes at first like using dead yeast.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Ukodo recipe (Urhobo yam & plantain pepper soup)

Wadoo!!!! Is it just me or did the weather get chilly all of a sudden. This is the best type of weather for one of my favorite south-south recipes....Ukodo. Usually, this is the type of meal i take and sleep off afterwards under my thick duvet cover while the cold air mixed with the irresistible aroma ukodo leaves the house with brushes through my face and nostrils while i sleep...sweet lazy morning all the way.  

Friday, 22 January 2016

Introducing "Dobby's Signature Foodie" community

Hi friends! 
I've got exciting news for you! We've just added a new section to Dobby's Signature known as Dobby's Signature "Foodie". Here at Dobbyssignature, we believe wonderful memories start in the kitchen and everyone is a star.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Black Forest Cake Recipe

I was intrigued by Black forest cake the very first time i tried it. It was soft and kinda melts in the mouth once it gets in. The flavors are also out of this world if you know what i mean. As i prepped for this cake, I couldn't help but feel nostalgic about my early cake making days. I mean, i actually started dobby's signature making cakes for lots and lots of people back then (tries to hold back a tear) without an oven too. If you intend making a chocolate cake this season probably for next month...wink...wink...I highly recommend trying this one.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

How to whip cream from scratch

Whipped cream is a fairly thick edible cream that becomes thick and fluffy after it is stirred or beaten very quickly. It can be sweetened & used as a topping for drinks and just like butter cream, it can also be used as a frosting for cakes & desserts. The butter fat content of whipping cream allows it it whip and is what gives it that great taste and texture.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Ero "Mushroom" Stew with cauliflower.

Have you guys had mushrooms with cauliflower yet? There's a way i usually make it at home and it's really Yummy! Mushrooms don't get as much attention as they should here in the country. Even though they are more of a fungus rather that a vegetable, the edible ones are often very nutritious and tasty. "Ero" means mushroom in igbo and we've got lots of it here in Nigeria.  

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Healthy eating tips

Aaaahhh!!! the new year! The perfect opportunity to reflect on things that are working in your life and things that aren't. For me, it's a time of retrospection when i re-write my new year resolution (as i always do) which includes my food and healthy lifestyle goals. Hopefully, i'd summon the will power to stick to them all this time...there's no harm in trying innit? :D. So, what better way to jump start the year than with an inspirational healthy eating post i put together. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind. 

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Reader Favorites of 2015 by Dobby

It's that time of the year once again my people when i head down memory lane to the posts that made this blog an Ogbonge destination for food lovers this year. You searched and visited these posts several times this year which put them on the list of posts "Planted with good seeds" :D. This list was put together from the back-end based on page views, number of shares e.t.c. It was a blast putting this together and seeing what your favorites were! 
Hopefully when shame commot from my body i go upload the list of posts "Planted with rotten seeds" too...lol!. So here Goes.......... 

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas from Dobby's Signature

Merry Christmas Everyone! May the joy of the season be abundant in your life and that of your family. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful celebration. 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Winners Emerge in the Dobby's Signature Giveaway Contest


Ladies and gentlemen, i'm certain you are all shuddering in anticipation, dying to find out the winners of the very 1st Dobby's Signature Giveaway Contest. The stakes couldn't be higher and everyone who participated did a great job. Cliche or not, everyone who participated in the contest is a winner in my book but since the contest was based on the number of votes, that was the criteria used in determining the winner. Without further ado, here are the winners; 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Dobby is coming on the Sterling bank google plus hangout in a few Hours

Join me on the sterling bank google hangout by 3pm on Thursday 17th, December, 2015 as i talk on lots and lots of things! There will be free giveaways after for listeners! Don't miss it! The hashtag is #SterlingBankNg

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Spiced Panla Fish Recipe

I'm finally convinced that fried fish and soaked garri is the ultimate comfort food we've got here in Naija. Even with as little as 100 Naira, you could get a whole meal without stress....well, almost. My recent street foodie waka journey took me all the way to Ajegule market in search of shawa fish but i guess i got panla instead....Updated!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Mixed juice : Beetroot + Carrot + Pineapple + Coconut water

Hey guys! Have any of you tried making your own mixed fruit juice yet? If not, don't fail to bookmark this page because i'm about to share with you my recipe for this red looking juice. One good way of enjoying the benefits from a wide variety of fruits or vegetables that i might not enjoy eating whole is by juicing. Taking a glass of fresh juice in the morning (on an empty stomach and alone) 1-2 hours before a meal is not only refreshing but also healthy. So if you're looking to try something light and refreshing, don't fail to add this to the list. Beetroot on it's own is healthy (You could check out all you need to know about it HERE) but when combined with coconut water and other nourishing fruits like carrots and pineapple, it increases the health benefits you stand to gain. If you're a health fanatic, don't fail to try this out. For a different take, try AWG juice 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Nadi's Stuffed Tomato delight

 Happy new month everyone!!! *Dancing jigibambam* Can't believe it's December, the very last month and my favorite month of the year. With the holidays coming in full gear, i figured you might love to add this tasty appetizer to your list of mouthwatering meals to make this season. When momma came up with this recipe some years ago, we really didn't have a name for it so we called it Nadi's tomato delight. So, to keep it coming, my siblings and i had the habit of talking fondly about how tasty "Nadi's delight" is whenever she's within earshot and BAM! she'd make it whenever she had the time to. I guess naming this after her really makes a difference.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Miyan Wake - (Northern Bean Soup)

Whether you're under the weather or looking to whoop it up, there's a bowl of soup that's just right for the occasion. That soup is Miyan Wake...the Northern bean soup. It's very similar to the western Nigerian gbegiri soup but with a slight twist due to the ingredients used in the preparation. As easy as it sounds, this soup is bound to be a family favorite when prepared well. The good thing about this soup is, it doesn't require any fancy ingredients. Beans which is the main ingredient used in the preparation of this dish is a very good source of protein, iron, vegetable fiber, niacin and pantothenic acids which are two vitamins that protect and nourish the skin for a healthy glow. It is cholesterol free and does not contain saturated fat. It's usually eaten with tuwon shinkafa, a popular "swallow" in the northern part of Nigeria. Now this is what the northerners call "Arewa" meaning Fine dining at it’s best!
p.s: Have you submitted your entry for the Giveaway??? Click HERE to do so and win fabulous prizes. 

Monday, 23 November 2015

Dobby's Signature giveaway!!! (CLOSED!)

Hello Everyone! How una dey? Can you believe December is around the corner? Just like that? i can remember almost everything from my very first blog post of the year to how Dobby's signature automatically grew from just one staff (me) to 2 (can someone give the lord a big hand..lol). We are so thankful for our DS readers! Like we actually have a great spot on the internet visible to people around the world, and it's all because of you and your support. This is one of the reasons why we decided to host a contest to decide on who gets the gifts. Here's the catch! We'll be choosing a winner from the first few entries. So the quicker you are to submit, the better your chances of winning will be!  Ready to win? Here's what you have to do;

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Vegetable salad recipe

Since the Holiday season is fast approaching, i decided to rummage through my kitchen cabinet for leftover food items i had in store before going for my usual shopping and i came across some canned food items i could use to put together a quick salad for a quick lunch. Here's why i love salads; It's healthy, mouthwatering and easy to make. did i also mention that it goes with just about any meal i.e jollof rice, fried rice, coconut rice, and a host of others. When making mine, i combine a host of things; sweet corn, green peas, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce,carrots, eggs and YES macaroni with a drizzle of salad dressing. Just imagine having a bowl of this tasty salad on a hot day.....can you taste it? :D. We love it really chilled, but it's also great when it's warm too. You could check out other salad recipes here also.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Ikokore recipe - How to Make Ikokore "Water Yam Porridge"

Back in the day as a growing child, i had this friend who's mum would always make hot ikokore whenever it was wateryam season. The lumpy nature of the porridge could never go unnoticed and the distinct mouthwatering aroma would always invite us in to "Play" once we got close to their house during such times. While reminiscing on some of the mouth watering dishes i enjoyed during the good old days, i had to call Dotun my childhood bestie for this recipe. So if you're thinking of what to prepare with water yam why not try making ikokore. Ikokore is a meal native to the Ijebu people from the southwestern part of Nigeria. Just like Ojojo, it's made with water yam and also very similar to ekpang nkukwoThe final texture of this dish is similar to a pudding or porridge. Just one taste and you're bound to get hooked. Some people add peppered stew to it while serving, others serve it plain but it's all a matter of choice.  

Monday, 9 November 2015

Food Profile: Beetroot + How to make beetroot juice

Hello fam! hope y'all had a great weekend. Today, we'd be taking a look at this not too popular vegetable found here in Nigeria. Beetroot is a vegetable with a delicious but distinctive flavor filled with lots of nutritional benefits. Typically, it has a rich purple color although it can also be white and golden.