ANGOLA PEANUT CANDY

Welcome to Season 2 Episode 26 of Learn Africa.

In our last episode, we looked at two cuisines eaten by the people of Angola; Cabidela and Fish Calulu and the method of preparations so you can easily get to taste the delicacies at home.

Today, we’d be checking out one snack and local drink by the people of Angola.

Doce de Ginguba (Peanut Candy)

This is a simple Angolan snack that is made from groundnut and sugar.

Ingredients

  • Peeled and roasted groundnut
  • Sugar
  • Water

Method of Preparation

  1. Put a cooking pot or saucepan on fire. Add water and sugar and allow to boil.
  2. Allow the sugar to slowly turn brown i.e. caramelize as it boils.
  3. Once it turns into a brown syrup, add the peeled roasted groundnut to the mixture and stir it continuously until the brown sugar syrup is mixed evenly on the peanuts.
  4. After some minutes, remove from heat and pour it on a clean tray and spread.
  5. Put it in a refrigerator and allow it to cool and chill.
  6. Slice the peanut candy into desired shapes and serve.

Kissangua

This is an alcoholic drink made from maize or corn.

Ingredients

  • Corn 
  • Sugar
  • Yeast

Method of Preparation

  1. Boil some quantity of water and add the desired amount of corn to the boiling water and allow it to cook. Add more water to the mixture.
  2. After cooking, allow it to cool and drain the water into a clean bowl or bucket.
  3. Add sugar and yeast to the drained water and allow the process of fermentation to occur for a few days.
  4. When bubbles start forming on the top of the water, it is ready for drinking.
  5. You can serve it cold.

Join us for the next episode of Learn Africa and don’t forget to get your own copy of the first maiden edition of LOISPIRATION E-MAGAZINE

Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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