Most people when they think of a safari holiday conjure up an image of ‘roughing it in the wild’. Well they couldn’t be more wrong! Today you can enjoy pure luxury in the heart of the African bush with elegant camps and lodges and gourmet cuisine. Home to the original safari holiday, Kenya is one of the most exciting safari destinations in Africa, blessed with a variety of wildlife and a breath-taking landscape.
The standard of accommodation and food in the private reserves is extremely high and the guiding is excellent. One of the most exciting aspects of Kenyan food is its diversity of flavours with a combination of Indian, Arab, European and Pakistani foods. The meat is outstanding and due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean, the fish and seafood is exquisite.
Here is a delicious recipe from luxury safari lodge, Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park.
Elsa’s Kopje Danish Layer Cake
1.5 stick of butter
¾ cup caster sugar
¾ cup plain flour
2 tsp cinnamon powder
¼ cup plain chocolate
1 cup double cream
1 tbsp caster sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mark an 8 inch circle on 5 pieces of baking parchment and place onto baking trays ready for later. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Then, beat in the egg and fold in the sifted flour and cinnamon. Spread the cake mixture onto the circles marked on the baking parchment. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until golden. Carefully peel away the parchment and leave the cakes to cool.
Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl with the butter. Melt them together by placing the bowl over a pan of hot water, making sure the bowl is secure and will stay in place. Spread the chocolate and butter mixture over the top of one of sponge rounds.
Whip together cream and 1 tablespoon of caster sugar and spread over remaining sponges. Layer on top of one another, finishing with a chocolate covered round and serve.
Africa Exclusive is a luxury tour operator that specialises in luxury African safari holidays.