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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.

Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns

Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns

Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns
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Chadian steamed honey cassava bun recipe has as many variations as to the fillings and the preparations. Our recipe offers a tasty filling of sweet honey to compliment the delicate soft steamed buns.

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Ingredients

2 cups cassava flour

½ cup water

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon salt

Honey for drizzling


Directions
Mix together cassava flour, water and salt. Knead until dough is formed then divide into 10 equal balls. Using your thumb make a deep indication in the center of each ball, fill with honey and smooth the dough back over the filling. Place squares of parchment paper under each ball so the dough does not stick to the steamer, steam in a bamboo steamer for 25 minutes. Drizzle with honey and serve warm as a snack, appetizer or with meals.

Chad Food Recipes

Chad iconic steamed cassava buns are a traditional food recipe made throughout Chad homes. Cassava also known as manioc and tapioca is a major crop for food and money making produce for the rural community of the Southern of Chad. Porridges made from millet and sorghum is common throughout the country. Sesame seeds and sesame oil are used in many dishes. 


Did you know?
The population of Chad is unevenly distributed due to climate and physical geography; the highest density is found in the southwest, particularly around Lake Chad; the dry Saharan zone to the north is the least densely populated.

Cooking bread in Chad
Cooking bread in Chad

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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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