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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jane & Ching-ching


Hello, this is Ajenai.

Jane is a friend of my moms and she has a two-year old son named Treasure. Jane is from Africa and she lives in a nice house across from a market. She lives near my street, up a huge flight of stone steps and to the left..

She is a nice woman and is very friendly. She goes to church on Sunday's and goes places with her son. She speaks English well and her son is a good boy for his age.

She makes food by hand like in Africa. She makes the dough then cooks it and sometimes she makes treats. She is a very nice woman.

At Jane's house I played with her son. We played with his toy instruments and he rode around in his toy car. We watched a little TV and then I read him a story. He put in his Barney DVD and he watched that. When it was over I helped Jane make an African treat called Ching-ching.

I helped cut the dough into little squares while Jane made more dough slices for me to cut. When the dough was in little squares, Jane put them in a pot of oil and fried them. I took another chunk of dough from the big piece of dough and flattened it out.

I folded it over and layed it out. Then I cut int into small slices and gave them to Jane to cut into little cubes. We made three batches and put the fried cubes into a bowl. We ate them hot. Jane made more batches of the Ching-ching treat while I played with Treasure again. At eight, Treasures dad came home and I left.

Ching-ching Recipe
Here is a recipe for an African treat called ching-ching. I learned how to make it at Jane's house. You can make it too!

You Need:
flour
butter
sugar
nutmeg

1. mix with hands
2. take out a chunk
3. roll out flat
4. cut into strips (toss out edges)
5. cut strips into small cubes
6. fry in oil till brown
7. enjoy!

3 comments:

kaytea said...

Hey,
Nice blog. My father is Nigerian and we have a snack that is similar, but it's called chin-chin. Which country is your friend from?

Christoph Jenkins said...

Nice Blog! Looks great!

Oma said...

My mom hasn't made Chin-Chin since I was little. Thanks for the recipe, now I can surprise her with a treat one day and she'll be glade/shock to see that her American child has some Nigerian skills. lol. Thanks again