In this recipe, we used semolina flour because the tartlet’s texture will be softer and still retain a gentle crisp. If you are using all-purpose baking flour, when you place tartlets into the oven, cover with aluminium foil and place some beans into each shell, and bake for the same amount of time. After the 15 minutes, remove the beans and aluminium foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
Lonno Lodge is nestled right on the coast of the Indian Ocean which means fresh Yellow Fin Tuna is almost always fished in abundance. When I visit Watamu, Tuna Tartare is a must. There are few pleasures in life greater than eating fish that has just been caught on the shores of where you’re staying.
This dish is ideal as a starter or even as a main course. Whether if it is an individual stack or a family-style casserole, this classic Aubergine Parmigiana will convert any aubergine skeptics. The most important step is the first one. Allowing the aubergines to sweat will ensure you draw out the best of this vegetable.
Delicious, creamy and sweet. This Panna Cotta with Mango Coulis is the perfect dessert for a hot and humid day. Whether you’ve just taken a walk on the pristine beaches of Watamu or just spent the afternoon lounging next to Lonno Lodge’s saltwater pool, this Panna Cotta will delicately jiggle and taste like a cloud of cream.
In Kenya, there are many mango trees and orchards. When driving along the highway from Malindi Airport to your home-away-from-home, Lonno Lodge, you’ll often see tall mango trees dotting the gardens and providing shade to its residents. When ripe, Kenyan mangoes are some of the most delicious and succulent fruits you’ll ever taste.
Kenyan Arabica coffee is known for delicious and rich flavours with hints of brightness. These flavours complement the creaminess of the ice cream very well. The crunch from the biscuits adds much-needed texture. Finally, the different temperatures of the espresso and the ice cream keeps things interesting and cool, poolside at Lonno Lodge.
Crepes often require some patience and a lot of skill. In this case, this recipe takes it up a notch with stuffing them full of a delicious filling. If you’re using blanched leeks as a rope, make sure you double knot it when you’re securing the money bags. The last thing you want is all your hard work unravelling in the oven.
Lounging next to the source of fresh seafood all day long will inspire you to add a taste of the ocean to this soulful dish. With the relaxing backdrop of Lonno Lodge, even a risotto seems to taste of depth.
An Indian influenced flatbread, the chapati is usually served with stews, curries and many dishes that originate from the coast. Its supple and flaky layers are accentuated with the crispy golden exterior and make it the perfect vessel for saucy mains and rich dishes.