- Created on Friday, 12 February 2010 18:07
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the
Guaña Family’s Own Peanut-Honey Candy!
By: Marcelo Guana
By: Marcelo Guana
Dulces de Miel
Cook time: 20 minutes
· 1 cup water
· 2 cups granulated sugar
· 3/4 cup honey
· 1/4 cup light corn syrup
· 1 tsp salt
· 2 cups shelled and roasted peanuts
· 2 tbsp butter, softened
· 1/4 tsp baking soda
· 1/2 cup peanut butter
1. Line a large baking sheet (or two medium-sized baking sheets) with aluminum foil, extending it over the edges. Lightly grease the foil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan. Stir until the sugar is entirely moistened, then add the honey, corn syrup and salt.
3. Cook the candy over medium-high heat until it reaches 225 degrees Farenheit on a candy thermometer. At this point, add the peanuts and stir to combine. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 290 degrees Farenheit.
4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter, baking soda and peanut butter. Mix until well-combined, and then pour onto the prepared pan.
5. Spread the candy as thin as possible with a spatula or spoon and allow it to set at room temperature. Once it is entirely cool, break it into small pieces to serve. Store the candy in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature.
6. We’ve taken the liberty of adapting Jamila’s original recipe slightly for the Thanksgiving holiday, and we hope they add sweetness and spice to your dinner.
7. Thank you again for helping Jamila and other hard-working people to realize their dreams of self-sufficiency.
- Created on Friday, 22 May 2009 14:03
Depending on location and culture, the whitish dumpling food shown here (center) is known by several names like Iyan, Nni-ji, Ema, Kokonte, and Yam fulu. Pounded is a main meal to be eaten with stew, okra, ogbono, mbanga, or other African soup (vegetable, meat or fish). A treat for special occasion, pounded is suitable for any diet.
Serving Size: 2
Direction: (using yam flour, 8oz measuring cup and spatula)
1) Boil 4 cups of water in a cooking pot.
2) Set aside 1 cup of the boiled water for later use.
3) Pour 1.5 cups of yam flour into the remaining boiling water.
4) Stir the yam flour quickly and continously for about 3 minutes until it form into dough-like and is smooth.
5) Add the boiled water set aside as needed to soften the pounded yam.
6) Stir again until pounded yam (dough) is smooth and soft.
7) Serve with stew (vegetable, fish, or meat) or other African soup.