Hello and welcome to the cooking wardrobe. Today, in cooking, I will be showing you my family's way of baking rice bread. Rice bread is another party favorite in Sierra Leone. You've got to have it at your party, simply because almost all of your guests would be expecting to have some with ginger beer upon arrival. In Sierra Leone, the ingredients are all mixed by hand in a calabash (as shown here), poured into a cast iron pot and baked over hot charcoal or wood fire. This is my oven baked version, which I hope you will try, and if you do, let me know how your's turned out. So let's get baking, shall we?
The ingredients I used are:
9 medium sized bananas (blended), 4 cups rice flour, 2 cups vegetable oil, 1.5 cups caster sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean extract, 1 large nutmeg (grated), 1/2 tsp baking powder, 170g tomato paste, 1.5 cups water, pinch of salt.
|Preheat oven to 180C fan forced. In a large bowl, whisk together the banana and sugar.|
|then add oil, water and rice flour and mix to combine|
|add the tomato paste, nutmeg, vanilla extract, pinch of salt and baking powder|
|Mix well to combine|
|Pour into well oiled baking dish and bake for 45 minutes to an hour or till a skewer comes out clean when tested.|
|Let it cool down in the tray for about 20 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!!!!!!!|