Cookbook:Gurasa (Nigerian Flatbread)

Gurasa (Nigerian Flatbread)
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Gurasa is a homemade bread from Northern Nigeria. It has been in existence since the 1980s, when it was a special delicacy for the rich and the Royalists. It has now become a street food, which the masses can afford to eat. Gurasa bandashe is made with an earthenware pot known as a “tanderu”, although ovens are used by some elites in the community. It is usually served with yaji or any suya of your choice.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a clean bowl.
  2. Gradually mix in warm water to make a dough. It should not be too thin/loose.
  3. Cover bowl tightly with a nylon, and allow to sit for 25 minutes.
  4. Dip your hands in water to moisten them. Take some of the dough, and flatten it into a baking tray or a big frying pan. Smear the dough with oil, then place parchment paper on it.
  5. If using an oven, bake at 350–375°F for about 12–15 minutes. If using a stove and frying pan, cook over low heat for about 4–5 minutes on each side, using a spatula to flip the gurasa. Allow to cool slightly.
  6. Continue cooking the rest of the dough until used up.
  7. Serve with suya.