EAST AFRICA MILK FUDGE/LABANIA ZA MAZIWA
Milk fudge translates to 'Labania za maziwa' (in Kiswahili/East Africa). It is a popular sweet among children and adults alike. Usually made of flour, milk, sugar and flavored with ground cardamom spice hence also referred to as 'Fudge za Kiswahili' along pop up corner shops! As children, we usually looked forward to some 'mabuyu' (baobab candy) as well as these milk fudge after school. If anything, it definitely made the trek back home more bearable! It is so delicious and easy to cook. I tuck into these for its melt in the mouth moments as well as being nostalgic.
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More information & tips
1) Some cooks do not roast the flour- This is an optional step and there is no much difference in taste whether you roast it or not- but this is how my grand ma taught me - she used to say 'No one will notice but YOU know you did it! It is the the proper way and there should be no cutting corners when cooking good food!
2) You can substitute the oil with ghee (clarified butter) for a smoother melt in the mouth texture.