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Did you know?

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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Simple Egyptian Bread Recipe

Delicious everyday Eesh Baladi Egyptian bread recipe will look like pita bread when done baking. Egyptian bread is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serve this simple Egyptian bread recipe with honey.


Simple Eesh Baladi Egyptian Bread Recipe

Simple Eesh Baladi Egyptian Bread Recipe Directions

Simple Eesh Baladi Egyptian bread recipe step by step directions


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Throughout Africa, where there is no mechanical dough mixer available, in most families the entire bread baking process is completed by hand. Baked goods in Africa are an ideal convenience food and street food because they are not expensive, they store well and can be hand held for on the go eating.

The term baking is usually applied to flour-based foods, for example wheat, oats, maize and sorghum. These grains and flours have a relatively long shelf life. Baking is affected by several external factors, temperature and humidity are two of the most important variables that need to be controlled.

These two factors vary throughout the day and change with dry and rainy seasons. Two homes sited close to each other may have different temperatures and humidity inside, which affects the breadmaking process.

Baked goods are produced from either doughs or batters which are a mixture of flour and water made by mixing, beating, kneading or folding. The processing method depend on the ingredients being used and the product being made.

Bread is either leavened or unleavened. Leavened bread is made from a mixture of flour, yeast, salt and water. Unleavened bread does not contain yeast and therefore does not rise. It is a flat bread that is quicker to make than yeast-bread.

White and Wheat Bread


More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again.

  1. Curried Tanzanian Coconut Okra Recipe
  2. Yedoro Stir Fried Ethiopian Chicken Dinner
  3. Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli
  4. Caldo Verde Portuguese Kale Soup
  5. Air Fryer Black Eyed Pea Dumpling Stew

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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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