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.
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