Fruit is often plentiful in Ghana and
Uganda, especially during a good harvest.
Tropical fruits such as mangos, papayas,
jackfruit and pineapples are the most
accessible and therefore the most popular.
Sometimes in Uganda dessert also consists
of sweet cakes called mandaz, which are
somewhat like fried dough with some sugar
added in the mixture.
Recipe for Mandaz
2 kilos wheat flour
½ kilo sugar,
2 mugs of cold water
about 75 grams of yeast
Combine the flour, sugar and yeast
with the cold water. Blend until the
mixture is not too firm, but not too
sticky. Roll mixture out onto surface and
cut into triangular pieces. Heat the oil
and place one triangular piece of dough
into the pan at a time. Each piece should
rise. Remove from heat when the piece is
about to brown.