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Recipe: Nkatie Cake

Photo credit - Desifoodbazaar.com

Photo credit – Desifoodbazaar.com

3 cups unsalted roasted groundnut or peanuts

1 cup sugar
1. Spread roasted peanuts on a chopping board and crush them with a rolling pin

2. Put sugar into pot or sauce pan adding some water (optional) and cook by

3. Leave the sugar to dissolve or melt, which occurs at approximately 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius). At this point, the sugar syrup should be clear in colour.

4. Add crushed peanuts to the sugar syrup
5. Stir vigorously for 2-3 minutes on low heat
6. Spread the crushed peanut syrup mix on a chopping board and use rolling pin to flatten it

7. Quickly cut several deep-ish lines into the flat nkatie cake before it coagulates or hardens

8. The Nkatie cake is then broken off in pieces along the cut lines for storage

Nkatie cake hardens quickly as soon as it is taken out of the pot


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