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Tasty delights of masa and buns!

If you want to have a taste of northern excellence right in your home, then this masa recipe is the right one for you.

The north is known for a lot of rich and healthy recipes and masa is one of the very best of the lot.

If you have ever been to the north or tasted the masa recipe at any point in time, you can replicate it at home and in a much better fashion.

Dietary information
Total Calories: 815Kcal.
Prep Time: 16 hours
Cook Time: 10 mins.
Total Time: 16 hours and 10 mins.
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients
• Vegetable oil
• ½ teaspoons of salt
• Three tablespoons of sugar
• Two tablespoons of baking powder
• Two cups of rice – preferably Tuwo rice
• Two tablespoons of active dry yeast
• One small onion
• Small ginger – ½ inches
• ½ cup of water for blending
• Two tablespoons of yoghurt
• ¼ cup of cooked precooked rice
• ¼ cup of water for proofing the yeast

Instructions
1. You should rinse the rice several times until the water is clear. After then, let it sit in water for at least the night. This will make the rice easier to handle and suitable for blending.
2. Blend the dry active yeast, sugar, and warm water in a small bowl. Leave the mixture alone for about 10 minutes, or until it begins to foam.
3. After it has soaked, drain the rice and put it in a blender. Put in a half cup of hot water, the cooked rice, the yogurt, the onion, the ginger, and the water. Process until a uniform batter forms.
4. Add the foamy yeast mixture, baking powder, sugar, and salt to the rice mixture that has been mixed. Blend the ingredients together by stirring vigorously. Put the bowl in a warm spot and cover it with a clean towel or plastic wrap; the batter has to ferment for at least two hours. If you want more of a sour taste, you can let it ferment for another seven hours.
5. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients for baking (baking powder, sugar, and salt) and then add them to the fermented batter, mixing thoroughly.
6. Pre-heat the masa pan over medium heat and add about a quarter teaspoon of oil to each hole. In the absence of a masa pan, a nonstick frying pan will do.
7. After giving the batter one more stir, spoon it into the hot pan and fill each well approximately two-thirds of the way. Masa should be fried for about four to six minutes per side. Reuse the same pan and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
8. Sprinkle some powdered sugar or honey on top and serve hot.

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African buns

A bowl of buns

if there is one thing about buns that makes people avoid preparing them at home, it is the bad aftertaste when it is not properly prepared.

Well, with this recipe, you do not have to go through that – this is the perfect recipe.

This African bun recipe is perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside with the perfect aftertaste that makes you always want more.

Dietary information
Total Calories: 113Kcal.
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 10 mins.
Total Time: 20 mins.
Servings: 18 African buns

Ingredients
• Three cups of all-purpose Flour
• ¼ cup of sugar
• ¼ cup of butter
• ¾ cup of milk
• ¼ teaspoons of salt
• Three eggs
• ½ cup vegetable oil for deep frying
• Two teaspoons of baking powder

Instructions
1. In a bowl, combine the salt, flour, sugar, and baking powder.
2. Mix in the eggs, melted butter, and milk. Blend thoroughly until uniform.
3. Over medium heat, bring the oil to a temperature of about 350 F in a big but deep skillet.
4. Place the batter balls in the oil carefully. Turn them over when one side is golden and keep cooking until both sides are browned. I made use of a scoop for ice cream.
5. After cooking, transfer the items to a cooling rack to catch any dripping oil.
6. Have with a glass of cold juice and savor!

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