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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

African Mango Dessert Fool Recipe

African Mango Dessert Fool Recipe

Ripe mangos make the best mango fool.  A Fruit Fool is a delicious British dessert made of a mixture of lightly sweetened fruit. Fools are one of the quickest, easiest, and tastiest desserts.

When making African mango dessert fools the softer the mango the sweeter the pulp
Ripe mangos make the best mango fool. 

The culinary influence living under British rule was different depending on the region in Africa. British food has a huge impact on the eating habits of Africans. Dating as far back as the 17th century, fool is classic British dessert. The key to making African mango dessert fool is using the folding technique properly. 

Traditionally, Britain’s folded pureed stewed gooseberries into sweet custard to make fruit fool, nothing could be easier. African fruit dessert fool could not be simpler to make, fold a handful of pureed fresh fruit into whipped cream and you are done. The key to making African mango dessert fool is using the folding technique properly. Folding is combining a light ingredient with a much heavier ingredient while retaining as much air as possible. Mango African Dessert Fool is very simple and refreshing.

Proper folding

  1. Add the light mixture to the heavier mixture.
  2. Carefully cut through the mixture with the edge of the spoon, working in a gentle figure eight motions.
  3. Scrape around the sides and base of the bowl at intervals.



African Mango Dessert Fool Recipe


Ingredients

2 very ripe mangoes
1 tub of whip cream
Sugar optional

Directions

Pare, slice, and mash the mango until a soft pulp. Add sugar as is desired. Fold mango mixture into whip cream and serve immediately.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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