|My Colourful rice Flour Fufu appears first here on wives connection blog.|
cheapest. Being able to create this lovely swallow from it aside the white inelastic rice flour tuwo shinkafa that we know. I think I just discovered the most economical form of fufu for my family. I didn’t expected it to be rushed the way it happened being the first time I'm serving shinkafa to my family, but everybody enjoyed it so much and suggested that with the high cost of poundo flour, this is the best for us yet.
These two bags of rice flour have been in the pantry for months after I used a little to make shortbread for the kids, shortbread that didn't turn out well even after I followed that online recipe to the teeth. The blog pics that enticed me were so well presented and inviting. I had to bake those cookies with my laptop in the kitchen to make sure there's no mistake, yet for where? My cookies were falling all over the place like garri made with too little water.
After that failed attempt, I didn't know what to do with the excess rice flour, I didn't want the usual tuwo shinkafa either. When yesterday, my daughter asked if I'm aware that my bags of rice flour are going to expire next month, I had to get creative in the kitchen. Quickly sent my brother to the market to get me starch,they were all wondering what I wanted the starch for and because na my first trial, I refused to disclose because I know how they like to laugh at my mistakes in this house. Quietly I set to work using just a quarter of the one hundred naira starch bought and 2 cups rice flour withjust a scoop of palm oil.
|Rice flour with the 100 naira starch from the market.|
|I take out just a quarter of this starch to mix with the rice flour for my exceptional tuwo shinkafa African fufu.|
|Here is the little starch I used while the rest is waiting in the fridge for the weekend and more fufu swallowing.|
|The starch is crushed, stirred in water like when we make pap for babies, then a scoop of palm oil is poured on top. Palm oil is the best thing you can add to starch. If your stomach reacts not so good after eating starchy foods, try adding palm oil and see the difference. Anyway, I do always add palm oil to my babies' pap because I introduce them quite early to pap and, palm oil helps it digest very well without giving baby stomach problems or indigestion. Again, you can't see my babies' poop looking greenish or fatty and I always thought it's because of palm oil that their poop's always that colourful. Imagine me talking about baby poop beside a plate of food, una nor vex abeg.|
|Here I scoop out the flour into a bowl.|
|This is made exactly like amala, poundo or wheat meal|
|Here I add the palm oil starch and continue to stir|
|It turns out a bit lumpy, so I sprinkle some rice flour to smoothen while I stir.|
|You know my cameras by now, how they behave. This shinkafa looked more beautiful and appetising than you see in pictures.|
|Rice flour fufu ( tuwo shinkafa) served with native toasted melon soup and fish.|