Mkate wa mayai. Mkate wa maji are Kenyan crepes consisting of flour, water, eggs, sugar, and ground cardamom. The batter is cooked in a pan with ghee butter. These crepes are often sprinkled with sugar and are served.
Comments for Mkate wa Mayai (Kenyan Sponge Cake). The Kenyan Sponge Cake is more famously known as Mkate wa Mayai (literal translation means Bread of Eggs). It's a very light and fluffy cake, that takes absolutely no time to prepare using minimal. You can cook Mkate wa mayai using 4 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Mkate wa mayai
- You need 1 cup of eggs.
- It’s 1 cup of + 2 tablespoons self rising flour.
- You need 1 cup of sugar.
- Prepare 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (you can use cardamom powder).
Kutengeneza Biscuits Nyumbani Biscuita Cookies Short Cake. Jinsi Ya Kupika Mkate Wa Mayai Wa Tambi. Mkate wa mayai Jinsi Yakupika Mkate Wa Mayai Kumi Mlaini Na Mtamu Sana Na Mambo Yakuzingatia. It's called Mkate wa Mayai, which sounds wonderfully exotic but actually means quite simply 'bread made from eggs'.
Mkate wa mayai step by step
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare an 8-inch baking tray by greasing it with butter and dusting with flour, or lining it with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar for 10 minutes, using a mixer, or until fluffy and creamy..
- Add vanilla and mix well. Gently fold in the flour in 3 potions using a hand whisk, until all the flour is well incorporated. Don’t over mix the batter.
- Pour your batter into your greased baking tray and bake for 30minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (I sprinkled some sesame seeds at the base which is optional)..
- Let the cake cool in the tray for about 10 minutes run a sharp knife around the edges of the tray to release the cake before turning it out onto a rack to completely cool..
- Note: You can sprinkle raisins that are lightly dusted with flour on your batter after you have poured it into your baking tray. Gently mix the flour into the egg mixture using light hands so as not to deflate the eggs too much..
- Serve with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy 🌹.
Yai, mayai reminds me of ei, which was the native way to say "egg" in English, before it was replaced with Old Norse's egg. Hiliki ya kusaga ½ kijiko cha chai. Baking powder ½ Kijiko cha chai. Have you ever heard of Mkate wa Sembe (Swahili words directly translating to bread of maize meal). This bread/cake is a delicious accompaniment for tea time.