This is our first time trying African food; we made this for a school project. Depending on where you live, you might have trouble finding semolina flour.
I tried four different places before finding it at Earth Fare.(I was put out by the thought of paying $11.98 plus tax for 2 bags weighing 1.5lbs each, and I was about to try Cream of Wheat instead, but read Tunisianswifes review and thought it might not work.)
Word of advice: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON GRADUALLY ADDING THE WATER WHILE MIXING WITH YOUR HAND! Otherwise, you may put in too much water and end up with a gluey, elastic dough which still has clumps of dry flour, cannot be rolled out and will not hold its shape no matter how much you try to stretch it! (We have ADD and do not have the patience to read instructions, so this is what happened to us.) We went ahead and fried up our dough after shaping it as best as we could, and even though this resulted in what resembled rubbery, uneven pancakes, the flavors were good - no leftovers.
The sauce is very refreshing as written, but I can see myself adding more garlic to suit my personal tastes.
This is fairly easy to make, with a little practice...
We also made the Malian Ginger Juice and the Shuku Shuku (Nigerian coconut balls) from this site, and were quite pleased in spite of any mistakes we made due to lack of experience.
Based on the results so far, I am looking forward to trying more of the African dishes - they might become a new favorite in this household!
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This is our first time trying African food; we made this for a school project. Depending on...