Konde za Tende
Konde za tende
3 cups flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup melted margarine
1 cup milk
Mix all the ingredients except milk. Knead for a few minutes then add the milk a little at a time until you get a soft but firm dough.
Let the dough rest for a few minutes.
Then cut the dough into small pieces or balls.
Next take one ball and place it on a fork or on a new hair pick (shanua), flatten the dough on the fork and then roll the flattened ball away from you to form a crescent like shape. Repeat with the remaining balls.
Then deep fry them and let them cool.
For the syrup:
1 and 1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
ground cardamom or vanilla sugar (optional)
Mix these and cook until you get a sticky syrup.
Once the konde za tende have cooled, take a wide pot and place it on high heat and add some of the syrup, then add the konde za tende, hold the handles of the pot and start flipping them around to coat the syrup. If you see that you need more syrup, add the remaining syrup a little at a time until all the konde za tende are coated with syrup. continue flipping them around until the sugar crystallizes.
Once the sugar have crystallize, place them in a big plate and let them cool.
Once completely cool, place them in an airtight container.
Serve them with tea or kahawa.