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South African Freedom Amasi Scones Recipe

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Many South Africans grew up drinking sour fermented milk or Amasi it is regarded as a traditional food. Making scones with Amasi adds unique flavor.

In the book Long Walk to Freedom, written by Nelson Mandela he mentions how he hurriedly left his hideout at a white friend’s apartment when he was one the run from the South African Apartheid government after he overheard two Zulu labors comment that it was strange to see milk on the windowsill left out to ferment.

The two labors were referring to amasi or fermented milk, an ancient probiotic drink popular with many South African tribes but especially with the Xhosa, Afrikaans and Zulu. Amasi is sour tasting, great for baking and can be used as a substitute for buttermilk.

African food recipes are easy to make at home.

South African Long Walk To Freedom Amasi Scones Recipe.
Ingredients
2 cups cake flour, sifted
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 large egg
1 cup Amasi
¼ cup cream
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Making of African Apostolic Church of John Maranke

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The late Muchabaya Momberume popularly known as Johane Marange in the year 1912 founded the African Apostolic Church of John Maranke.
Muchabaya Momberume the story of an African religious pioneer

About Johane Marange The Johane Marange Apostolic Church is most known for pioneering the famous white garments, teaching Old Testament laws, beards and bald hairstyle.
Johane Marange was born Muchabaya Momberume and his father was named Fuleni. While working for Chief Marange, Fuleni fell in love with his daughter in Mafararikwa leading to the birth of Arnold, Cornolius and Muchabaya and some girls.

Fuleni, could not afford to pay lobola or a bride price to Chief Marange. As a result, Chief Marange decided to adopt Muchabaya, the youngest of the boys, as payment. That is how he became Muchabaya Marange.

Although missionaries had the monopoly on who could preach, Johane Marange's church managed to get registration and the church was established in 1912. From then, he was told by the Ho…

Landlocked Countries List and Facts

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Landlocked Countries List and Facts
Africa has the most countries of any continent; 16 of these countries or 30% are landlocked.


Sixteen landlocked countries are in Africa out of 49 worldwide.


Landlocked African Countries List and Facts
Landlocked countries are entirely surrounded by land having no coastline but not including lakes and rivers.

Sixteen landlocked countries are in Africa out of 49 worldwide. The largest landlocked country in the world is Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia is slightly less than four times the size of Texas. world's largest landlocked country and one of only two landlocked countries in the world that extends into two continents. The smallest is the Holy See or Vatican City, located in Southern Europe. The Holy See is an enclave of Rome Italy.

The 16 landlocked countries in Africa are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, ESwatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.



What is th…

Cooking and Eating Sweet Potato Leaves

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Bet you would eat more sweet potato leaves if you knew they have five times more vitamin C than other greens such as spinach. While it is true, you will not find sweet potato leaves at your local supermarket or farm-fresh produce stand that does not mean you cannot find sweet potato leaves to cook.

Sweet potato leaves are widely popular throughout Africa in cooking recipes but do not get as much use in the United States. Most people have no idea you can cook with sweet potato leaves. Sweet potato leaves are edible and delicious with a soft texture that tastes like kale or spinach.



Go outside of your comfort zone and shop at Caribbean or Asian food supermarkets where it is easy to find fruits and vegetables such sweet potato leaves at places dedicated to ethnic cooking. Sweet potato leaves range in color from dark green to yellow to purple depending on the type of sweet potato. The creeping sweet potato vines are most tender when the sweet potato leaves are younger.

The good thing ab…

How Do I Call Africa from the USA

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How Do I Call Africa from the USA
Pick up your phone and call a friend in Africa

How to Dial International Long-Distance Calls to Africa from the United States





Everyone in the United States of America knows when you want to dial a long distance phone number from Florida to New York you must dial a 1 then the area code then the seven digit phone number, this is called the North American Numbering Plan. AT and T developed the North American Numbering Plan in 1947 to simplify and facilitate direct dialing of long distance calls.

Implementation of the plan began in 1951. The North American Numbering Plan is an integrated telephone numbering plan serving 20 North American countries that share its resources. These countries include the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia,…

What is in your commercial store bought tea bags?

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What is in your commercial store bought tea bags?

Make Real Tea With Natural Tea IngredientsNeed a hot tea recipes? Get a delicious pot of tea on the table with The African Gourmet best tea recipes, brewing tips and tea snack ideas.



What's in your store bought commercial tea bags?

What is in tea bags? Go to your kitchen, grab one of your favorite teas and take the tea bag apart. Usually, commercial tea bags are not made of whole herbs, fruits or flowers; they are blended for everyone’s taste buds, standard. Now take a look at your tea bag, tea bags are commonly made of paper or food grade plastic. Make your own fresh tea; your teacup needs high quality fresh tea. Here are three fresh tea recipes below to make for your mind, body and soul.



Tamarind Ginger Tea recipe ingredientsTamarind fruit is very popular in many regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The pulp is sour and is regularly used to create delicious tamarind tea.



African Bush Tea Recipe recipe ingredientsThe continent of Af…

Fried Buttermilk Squab African Food and Recipes

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Fried Buttermilk Squab Recipes
How to Fry Squabs

The classic way of frying a chicken is probably the best way to fry squabs but is not often used unless there are a number of squabs to fry. Although by this method a lot of grease is needed in which to fry the birds, they are not at all greasy when cooked if the grease is kept hot.




Fried buttermilk squab recipe to explore delicious squab regional cuisine of Africa and make authentic squab recipe at home.But first

What is a squab?

Squabs are young pigeons and are usually expensive as they are considered a delicacy to eat. The birds are very small, the meat is delicate, as their bones are tiny. After the egg has been incubated for seventeen days, the squab lies in the nest for four weeks and in that, time puts on fat, which for lack of exercise is exceptionally tender.

The squab, until it is four weeks old, stays in the nest, and is fed with seeds and beans, and kept as fat as possible. The vegetable protein in the seeds is changed to anim…

How well do you know Africa Quiz Questions and Answers

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Take our four question quiz on African geography, language, and history and see how well do you know Africa. The answers are below.



How well do you know Africa Quiz Questions and Answers
Try our How Well Do You Know Africa quiz and see how many questions you know the correct answers to. The questions can be tricky so pay close attention to the details of each question before you mark your answer. Good luck or bahati nzuri, that’s good luck in Swahili!

Four how well do you know Africa quiz questions
To reach the highest point of land in Tanzania, you have to climb?Mount Stanley
Mount Kilimanjaro
Luigi Di Savoia
Mount Meru

The official language of Angola is?Portuguese
Umbundu
English
Fiote

Which African country hosted the first group of repatriated enslaved freed blacks back to Africa in 1820?Freetown, Sierra Leone
Monrovia, Liberia
Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone
Conakry, Guinea

What are the largest and smallest countries in Africa?Sudan and The Gambia
Algeria and Seychelles
The Democratic Republic of t…

Worst Female Serial Killer In Recorded History

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Worst Female Serial Killer In Recorded History
Ugandan African woman Credonia Mwerinde planned, committed the worst mass religious murders in the world Jim Jones serial murders pale in comparison.Many of the worst serial killers recorded in history are women.Death is a woman living in Uganda Africa, The Programmer Credonia Mwerinde the worst mass religious murder in the world.

Death is a female from Uganda and her name is Credonia Mwerinde believed to be the worst mass religious murder in the world. Many of the worst serial killers recorded in history are women. Women who society tends to believe can’t engage in such dreadful activities as they are thought of as caregivers and kind.


The Programmer Credonia Mwerinde

Credonia Mwerinde was believed to organize the death of at least 924 followers in the cult in a fire and mass killing that engulfed the secluded mountain church at Kanungu, Uganda. The mass murder is the largest religious sect mass murder in the world, the second largest is …

Look into Madagascar’s Plantations, Economy and Government

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Look into Madagascar’s Plantations, Economy and Government
Wages, government and employment conditions for agricultural workers on a sisal plantation on the world’s fourth-largest island of Madagascar.
What is sisal?


Sisal is a strong fiber from the spiny leaves of the agave plant. Sisal hemp, or henequen, is the name given to the cleaned and dried fiber of the cultivated varieties of the agave plant. The name sisal may have originated from having been first exported through the port of Sisal, in Yucatan.

In Africa, sisal is cultivated for fiber in Angola, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania. In Tanzania and Kenya, sisal is predominantly a plantation crop as opposed to small-scale farming.

A coarse and strong fiber, sisal is used in fabrics, twine, ropes, string, yarn, carpets, mats, cigarette paper filters, and tea bags. Sisal is also used in composite materials for cars, furniture, and construction as well as in plastics and numerous paper produ…

Three Banana Recipes and Bananas Carbon Footprint

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Three Banana Recipes and Bananas Carbon Footprint Bananas are perhaps best known for their yellow color, health benefits and potassium, fiber and natural sugars but did you know:
Bananas float in water.

Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world.

Banana skins can be red, pink, purple, or black.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of bananas grown and eaten throughout the world. Bananas are a part of the world’s fourth most important food crop and are the main ingredient of countless recipes and income for more than 70 million Africans.

Being the world’s fourth most significant food crop the carbon footprint of the banana is important to consume less energy.
Green banana stew for dinner tonight
There are various types of banana unique to Africa, and these can be eaten fresh, cooked, fried and processed to be served as baby food, juice, and beer. East African Highland cooking banana and plantain makes up approximately 70% of all bananas grown on the c…

Three Ethiopian Eggplant Stew Recipes

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Three Ethiopian Eggplant Stew Recipes
Ethiopian eggplants are small, bright red to orange, intensely flavored vegetables, similar in appearance to a tomato. Fruits and leaves of the Ethiopian Eggplant are eaten boiled, as a recipe ingredient of African soups and stews. Ethiopian Eggplants are usually picked when still green or slightly yellow and are typically grown in micro-gardens and small family gardens.

Three Ethiopian recipes, two recipes using Ethiopian eggplants and one for making the best Injera bread to eat with your Ethiopian eggplant stews by the African Gourmet.




Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 min


Spicy Ethiopian Eggplant Stew Recipe

Ingredients

4 sliced Ethiopian eggplants
1 small head cabbage, shredded
2 onions, sliced
2 cups baby carrots
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 large white potato, finely diced
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons oil

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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