The journeys in Build a Better World! take you
to many parts of the globe. If you have a taste for adventure, try
one of these recipes from some of the countries where CWS works. The
snack and meal suggestions will be fun to eat - and to make, if you
have the facilities.
Here are a few more elaborate recipes for snacks:
Chapati (Indian Flat Bread)
Heat a heavy ungreased fry pan. Cook each Chipati until it starts to bubble on the bottom, turn, fry on other side, and remove. Stack in a tea towel to keep warm.
For a main meal:
Dovi (Peanut Butter Stew)
Thin the peanut butter with a few spoons of hot broth and add half the resulting paste to the pot. Simmer until the meat is well cooked. Meanwhile, boil the spinach leaves until tender. Drain and toss with the remaining peanut butter paste. Serve stew and greens together.
Serves 6-8, from Burkina Faso
Bananas in Coconut Sauce
Serves 4-6, from S.E. Asia
Heat in a sauce pan: 3/4 cup canned coconut milk *
Bring to a boil and simmer two minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in: 3 large bananas, peeled and cut in ½ inch diagonal slices
Return to a boil for 10 seconds. Serve alone or as a topping on ice cream. Best if served immediately so bananas do not discolor.
* Option: Replace coconut milk with regular milk and 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut.
Serves 5-6 , from Central and Latin America, as well as Spain
In separate bowl, beat:
Slowly add egg-and-sugar mixture to boiled milk. Pour into refrigerated mold and place in oven in another container that has about 1 inch of water. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Flan is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and remove from mold. Serve chilled.
Pan de Banano/Banana Bread
F rom Central America
Add to butter and sugar mixture.
Fold into liquid mixture. Pour batter into a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven (350 degrees) for one hour, or until a toothpick stuck into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Serve with honey or topped with fresh fruit.
Dip bananas in sugar mixture until coated. Place the four quarters cut side down, side by side, in a 9-inch round or square oven-proof dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, basting with the juice, if desired.
Serve piping hot directly from baking dish.
Option: Pass a bowl of sweetened sour cream (use brown sugar) as a garnish.
Accra Banana Peanut Cake
F rom Ghana
Yield: 1 cake, 9 x 12 x 2 inches
In a 2 quart bowl sift:
In a 3-quart bowl cream:
Fold the dry ingredients above alternately with:
Bake in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan at 350' for 30 minutes. Test with a toothpick. When toothpick comes out dry, cake is done.
Sprinkle cake with cinnamon mixture as cake comes out of the oven.
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