Sunday, 9 September 2012
Plantain Gingerbread, Liberia. Olympic Food Challenge
Africa has been a mixed bag ranging from the sublime Kedjenou of the Ivory Coast to the not so good Matoke of Uganda and unfortunatly Plantain Gingerbread from Liberia.
I wanted to do something a little different so I opted for a baking task and found this recipe here for Plantain Gingerbread.
Gingerbread is one of my childhood favourites so I was hoping this would work out well. Unfortunately the result wasn't that good.
I think the recipe is off and slightly flawed. On the ingredient list 160ml of boiling water is stated but no instructions in using it are given, I added it at the end, alternating between the flour because the mixture was far too dry. The baking times are off by a mile as well the cake was done is 25 minutes instead of the stated 50.
The resulting cake was slightly chewy and not really that well flavoured, the plantains didn't offer much to the cake either just extra chewiness.