Season 2 Episode 20
You’re welcome to another edition of Learn Africa where we share and learn about the amazing cultural heritage of Africa and its people.
Today we’d be looking at one snack and one drink that is popular among the people of Lesotho. You can try this at your convenience and share the recipe with your friends and family.
MAKOENVA (LESOTHO CINNAMON ROLLS)
- Vegetable oil
- All purpose flour
Method of Preparation
- Put yeast and sugar inside a clean container and add some quantity of lukewarm water and leave for some time.
- Add flour to the mixture to form a dough by using your hand to mix it.
- Add salt and vegetable oil to the mixture and keep kneading as you add more flour to the mixture till the dough feels stretchy.
- Leave the dough for some time and allow it to rise. Cut the dough into small pieces using your hand and put in hot vegetable oil inside a frying pot.
- Crush the sorghum and pour it inside a container.
- Mix with cold water until it becomes soft.
- Add some quantity of boiled water to the mixture and stir thoroughly.
- Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, add some little quantity of yeast, cover with a lid for some days till allow the process of fermentation.
- After a day or more, add the mixture into boiling water inside a cooking pot, cook well and stir it thoroughly till it thickens.
- After cooking, allow to cool down then your motoho is ready. You can add sugar preferably.
Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun