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Vibibibi, the Swahili rice and coconut pancake

The recipe of the traditional breakfast cake from Malindi and Watamu

26-04-2020 di redazione

Vibibibi" are local pancakes made with rice and coconut milk.
"Vibibibi" in kiswahili means "young ladies."
In the tradition of the Kenyan coast they are used in particular at breakfast or as a sweet appetizer before lunch.
Some people also appreciate them together with ice cream.


Ingredients:
1 and a half cup of rice
1 cup of coconut cream
Half cup of coconut milk
An egg
Three-quarter cup of sugar
One teaspoon of instant yeast
A shaved spoon of flour.
Half a teaspoon of cardamom powder
Clarified butter or seed oil

Procedure :
Rinse the rice, then soak it in water for eight hours.
Clean and give a final rinse and put the rice in a sieve to drain off as much excess water as possible.
Put the rice in a bowl, add the sugar and half the coconut cream.
Work with a whisk until all the rice is finely ground.
This may take some time, continue stirring and gradually add the other half of the coconut cream.
Then add coconut milk, baking powder, eggs, flour and cardamom powder.
Stir again until everything is well combined.
Pour this batter into a bowl and cover.
Put it in a warm place for about an hour or until the batter becomes foamy and increases in volume.
Now you can start making the pancakes.
Heat a small non-stick pan and add a small drizzle of oil or clarified butter.
Place a little batter on a pan (about a kitchen spoon), turn the heat down and cover the pan.
When the top of the pancake starts to dry and starts to form small holes, sprinkle a little oil on the pancake and then gently turn it upside down to cook the other side.
It should have a firm browning on both sides.
Remove on a plate, then repeat the process and continue until all the pancakes are done.

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