Life continues to be about sharing time with people over food here in Dodoma.
Thursday evening we had four dinner guests for hospitality, one from the UK, one from the States, one from Holland and one from Sweden! All here in Dodoma to do different things for MAF. On Friday we went out for dinner in town with another MAF family who are from Australia. Saturday, we invited some of the teachers from Abigail's school round to catch up for the afternoon and evening. And yesterday, Sunday, we out for lunch, just the four of us.
One thing that I've found that I have been doing recently is revisiting some of the recipes that I used to make while I lived here before and was taught by various missionary friends. For some unknown reason I haven't used a lot of them in the twelve years since then!
At the end of last week, while Abigail was on school holiday's and Naomi was fast asleep. Abigail enjoyed trying out another one of these recipe's with me, Lemon Bars ... cooking still being one of her favourite pastimes. They went down a treat with some of our visitors over the weekend!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup margarine/butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs - beaten til light and fluffy
- 1 cup sugar
- 2T self-raising flour (or 2T flour + 1/4t baking powder)
- 1/4t salt
- 2-3T lemon juice
- Combine first 3 ingredients (flour, marge, sugar)
- Press into 9x9 pan
- Bake 350/180 for 20 mins
- Combine remaining 5 ingredients (eggs, sugar, flour, salt, lemon juice)
- Pour over hot crust
- Bake for a further 25 mins until crust is lightly brown
- Cool, cut and serve!
Although we didn't do it this time and they taste delicious either way ... you can also make a glaze (from 1/2 cup of icing/powdered sugar and 1-2T lemon juice, blending till smooth) and drizzle it over the cooled bars before cutting and serving!