Cooking Breakfast for Global Solidarity Challenge

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We told our co-workers that next week we were doing the Global Solidarity Challenge and we wouldn't be buying food out. They got very concerned that we wouldn't have enough to eat so we got an impromptu cooking class on breakfast food.

So one of the things that we were taught was how to make Mandazi. We are making a whole batch today (Sunday) so we have breakfast for the rest of the week. So here is our breakfast for the next 7 days! 

Recipe for Mandazi
This is a Tanzanian fried bread/donut. We were told you could reduce the sugar and add vegetables to it if you wanted. Our vote was to add cinamon which we hope to try soon!

1 kg of Flour (plus some to roll out the dough)
2 handfulls of sugar (or to preference)
2 spoons of salt
1-11/2 spoons of yeast
3/4- 1 cup of hot oil
Water until it forms a workable dough

  1. Combine Flour, sugar salt and yeast and mix well.
  2. Heat oil (this helps with activating the yeast) and add it slowly into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add water combining until you have dough about as soft as pizza dough.
  4. Kneed vigorously and until the dough is smooth and elastic and there are no more lumps in it.
  5. Let sit in a covered pan in the sun for 1-2 hours or until at least double its size.
  6. Heat oil for frying in a deep saucepan.
  7. Roll out and cut dough into shapes of whatever size you desire.
  8. Fry dough pieces in oil, turning frequently until they are a dark golden brown
  9. Let the oil drain before eating (though they are very good hot!)


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