THIS IS NOT
Fine maize flour
Manioc flour (or white wheatflour, preferably unbleached)
Heat some water in a heavy pan. When just too hot to put finger in,
and definitely not boiling – pour in some maize flour, stirring well,
and keep stirring till a thick but still loose paste…
Turn down the heat
Allow to cook for a good while, stirring from time to time so it
doesn’t burn. When it starts to smell cooked (slight hint of cheese
or maybe good ghee, rather than wallpaper paste!) add a sprinkling
of manioc, stir well and repeat until too thick to stir. Take off the
heat and beat hard for a minute or two – turn out on to a plate and
shape into balls with wet hands.
Eat with bishousha, or with south Indian tomato chutney – or both!