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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.

How to Make Liberian Caramel Candy

Caramel Candy West African Style
Liberian Caramel Candy or Milk Candy is delicious and easy to make having only two ingredients.

Caramel Candy

How to Make Liberian Caramel Candy in Africa


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Milk Candy is a rich, creamy caramelized candy made throughout the world especially loved in Liberia, Mexico known as leche quemada, Japan, China, and throughout Filipino Pastillas de leche sweet candy making history.

Liberian Milk Candy Recipe


Ingredients:
2 cans of condensed milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Directions:
Milk Candy is a rich, creamy caramelized candy made throughout the world especially loved in Liberia, Mexico known as leche quemada, Japan, China, and throughout Filipino Pastillas de leche sweet candy making history.
Yummy Milk Candy
In a large saucepan, over medium high heat the vegetable oil add condensed milk. Stir constantly until caramel reaches 248 degrees on a candy thermometer. 

Remove from heat and cool, 15 minutes. Once mixture is cooled, take small scoops of the mixture and roll into balls. 

Press your thumb into the middle of the ball to flatten or shape into desired form. Wrap candy in wax paper and store in a cool dry area. 


Tip:
Adds pecans, coconut or dried papayas for extra added flavor to your Liberian Caramel Candy or serve milk candy syrup over a bowl of vanilla ice cream, or as a dip for marshmallows or fruit.

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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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