The Kashata (originally from Swahili) is eaten all across Eastern Africa, and is best described as a kind of biscuit, cooked over an open fire. Since African food does not have many deserts, this are generally eaten after dinner, but are also often served as an appetiser or even as a simple snack.
Swahilian Kashata – Ingredients
- 220g (7.8 oz) Sugar
- 200g (7.1 oz) Grated Coconut (or an equal volume of peeled and roasted Peanuts – or any mix of the two)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
- Pinch of Salt
Swahilian Kashata Recipe – Method
1. Heat the Sugar in a saucepan until starting to melt.
2. Add the other ingredients and mix together, cooking for approximately 2 minutes.
3. Scoop out the mixture and smooth flat, and cut into small shapes.
Simply allow to cool, and serve. Enjoy!