So Today I really wanted to make porridge (uji), (one) because I was really craving it, (two) because of the flu I have, I really haven’t had the stomach for anything else (three) I figured it was easy because mum makes it in less than 10 minutes
So I walked into the kitchen, with all confidence, took the wimbi flour (for all my non_Kenyan followers it’s millet flour i think 🙂 ) the instructions are on the pack, they were relatively easy. so I started:
I took my one cup of water and put it to a boil
then I started making the porridge mix while I waited for the water to boil. I took one cup of cold water, and started adding flour until it formed a thick paste.
then (as the instructions say) I started adding the thick paste into the boiling water, ….
(all of a sudden, craziness happens)
before I even put in a quarter of the mix, the water in the pan already starts to thicken, and bubbling everywhere , sending drops of porridge all over my dress ( I am not the kind of person who cooks with an apron)
So I took the mwiko (I mean cooking stick – Please learn Kiswahili-translating sucks) and started stirring the mix , I quickly dawned on me that it looked like I was making brown ugali I guessed the water to flour ratio and didn’t get it right, had to add a lot of water (^_^)
It couldn’t get any worse than this, I took the cooking pan (sufuria) out put it on the side and started working on the lumps, I stirred till I couldn’t feel my hand anymore. I put it back on to boil, maybe the lumps would disappear
i took it out completely after a few minutes of stirring, at this point, my craving for the damned thing had gone
I just looked at it, saw all the lumps and the mess it has made in my kitchen and nearly threw up.
P.S: It’s time I learnt how to cook / I just move back in with mum.