Mabuyu (Recipe 2)

MABUYU (Recipe 2)
(Baobab seeds)..cooked in sugar syrup
…I did two coatings of sugar for this recipe, please read the whole recipe for more understanding..

First coating:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup mabuyu flour
4 cups mabuyu
1/4 tsp chili powder(optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cardamom(optional)
Red or any colour food colouring.

In a pot, add the water, sugar, salt, chili powder, food colouring, ground cardamom and cook on high heat stove.
Mix the mixture and let it cook.
Once the syrup starts to cook, you will see lots of bubbles foaming up the pot. Keep mixing and stirring and let it cook.
When the syrup starts to bubble down, it means the syrup has started to thicken, check to see if the syrup is sticky (not too sticky), then add the mabuyu seeds and mix well.
Continue to cook and mix and then add the mabuyu flour and mix very well.
Continue cooking until the syrup starts to crystallize and starts coating on the mabuyu seeds.
Then remove the sugar coated mabuyu and place them on a big plate (sinia).
Let the mabuyu cool completely..The mabuyu is ready to be eaten or you can coat them with a second coating of sugar to get the same results as in this picture

Now for the second coating:
You need:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Red food colouring

Mix the above ingredients and cook the same way you cooked the mabuyu in the first coating, but in this case you will use the cooked mabuyu, to give it a second coating of sugar..


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