Sausage Rolls -2 Ways-

1. Mini Sausage Rolls

You will need-

  • Chipolata sausages
  • 1 Roll of Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg (for brushing)

Method-

Bake at 200 °C for 30 minutes

Result-

Mini Sausage Rolls

Mini Sausage rolls with a Kachumbari Dip

All you need..

All you need for your sausage rolls

2. Regular Sausage Rolls

What you will need-

  • Hot dogs/Frankfurters
  • 1 Roll of Puff Pastry
  • 1 egg (to brush)

Method- 

Enjoy!

Quad Biking at Lake Elementaita, Kenya

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For months I have wanted to try out a Quad bike….But where?? I have heard of places in Nairobi where you can bike in Ngong Forest but I haven’t tried it yet. As part of our road trip, I discovered a new-ish Lodge at Lake Elementaita that has Quad Bikes; Sirville Lodge (Click to check out their Facebook page). It’s right on the Lake, with a lovely view; we were there at about sunset. I can’t speak to the accommodation or food..yet 😉

 

Logistics:

  • Details: They had 2 Quad bikes when we visited (Dec 2016).
  • Location: It is right on Lake Elementaita and the map available on google maps is rather accurate. There is also a good amount of signage, so don’t worry, you aren’t likely to get lost.
  • Price: 500 Ksh per 30 minutes (Prices may change, this was our experience at the time).
  • Other: You aren’t allowed to ride after sunset, for your security, so make sure you get there early enough in the day…first come first served.

 

We arrived a little late so we were only able to ride down to the lake and back, then had a drink by the lake side, at sunset. Definitely a recommendable experience!

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The Great Rift Valley View Point, Kenya

When you spend so much time in Nairobi constantly staring at the backside of cars in traffic, you can forget how beautiful and serene parts of our country are. Not even an hour outside Nairobi, is the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint.

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Mount Longonot from the Viewpoint

In addition to the lovely view, there are several shops selling gifts and souvenirs, you can get yourself something memorable. In the future, I would also come out here for a picnic or just to be out of the city for a few hours/minutes. There are some more isolated areas where you can be undisturbed and still enjoy the viewpoint.

It’s a nice stopover spot, and there are public toilets available for free 😉 (Carry your own toilet paper). It is very windy so  make sure to carry a jumper or something (unless you, like my brother think you are immune to cold).

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Some Botties

This was the first stop of our Family Christmas road trip…Where to next? Gilgil? Lake Elementaita? Naivasha? Hell’s Gate?…

Apple Cinnamon Roses

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What you’ll need..

Ingredients

  • An Apple
  • 1 Roll of Puff Pastry
  • 2 Table Spoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Table Spoons White Sugar
  • 2 Table Spoons Honey
  • 1 Table Spoon Cinnamon
  • A cup of water
  • Icing sugar (decoration)

 

Method

  1. Cut the Apple in half and then cut into thin slices. Put the thinly sliced apple pieces in a bowl with a cup of water and 2 table spoons of white sugar, mix. Put in the microwave for 2 minutes. Drain when done and set aside. 

  2. Roll out the Puff Pastry and cut into about 8 equal strips. With each strip; spread some honey on half the strip, neatly arrange apple slices over the honey covered area, sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the remaining area. Fold the pastry over part of the apple and roll gently into a rose. Place in cupcake baking tin. Brush with egg wash. 

  3. Bake at 200° C for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving. 

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    The final product