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Cake Recipes

Fortified Blended Food Cake (baked)

2 parts FBF
1 part sugar
20 g or 1 large tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 parts water (enough to make a batter of flowing consistency)

Method of preparation

  1. Mix FBF with sugar, oil and salt. Mix in warm water until batter is of flowing consistency.
  2. Allow stand for up to 30 minutes in a warm place (near the fire or in a sunny spot).
  3. In a pan, heat sugar over a fire, allowing it to caramelize.
  4. Spread caramelized sugar evenly at the base of the pan and pour batter over sugar.
  5. Bake in traditional way over a moderate flame for approximately 45 minutes.
  6. Cool before serving.

Additional ingredients

  • ripe bananas
  • leafy or other vegetables with salt
  • any local seasonal fresh or dried fruits

Local names
in India, Nepal, Somalia
in Malawi
in the United Republic of Tanzania
in Ghana
in Burundi

Suitable for all age groups over 1 year

Fermented Steamed Cake

1 part FBF
2/3 parts yogurt or sour buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin seed

Method of preparation

  1. Prepare a thick batter of FBF and yogurt or sour buttermilk.
  2. Add salt and cumin seed and mix well.
  3. Cover and set aside overnight, or for 4-5 hours, in a warm place for fermentation.
  4. After fermentation, stir batter well and pour into a flat pan. Steam cook it for 20 minutes.
  5. Let it cool and then remove from pan.
  6. Cut in small pieces and serve.

Local names
or Dhokla in India

Suitable for all ages (over 6 months)

Source: World Food Programme

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