How to make elastic tuwo shinkafa with palm oil
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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.
There are actually two methods of making tuwo shinkafa. One is to mix the flour/starch with palm oil and water before adding to the pot of boiling water. Another method is to first cook the flour and starch before adding palm oil in the pot.
- First, mix a handful of rice flour with some water and boil.
- Mix a tablespoon of starch with water until it looks like raw pap about to be cooked, you can add the palm oil to this even though it won't mix well now, don't worry, just set aside.
- Then, measure the rice flour you want to make and begin to add gradually while briskly stirring the boiling pot of tuwo. If you need to add some more water, feel free to do so. Add the starch.
- Add a tablespoon of palm oil, depending on how colourful and elastic you want it because as we know, palm oil reduces the elasticity of carbs. Stir until the oil is well mixed and the whole dough is one colour. Stir more for about 2 to 3 minutes or until tuwo looks like what is on the picture below.
- Scoop out in small quantities and wrap in cellophane (bread) bags so it doesn't get cold and hard.
- Serve with any soup of choice. Best enjoyed with ogbno or okro soup
NOTE: If you see tiny lumps while making your tuwo, just sprinkle in some more rice flour and stir until every lump disappears.
|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.|
How do you make your tuwo shinkafa (Rice fufu)?