Cookbook:Ifumbe (Rwandan Cassava Fritters)

Ifumbe (Rwandan Cassava Fritters)
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Ifumbe is a Rwandan snack made from cassava flour and other simple ingredients. These cassava fritters are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them a perfect treat for any time of the day.

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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cassava flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and ground cinnamon (if using). Mix well to evenly distribute the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the milk, water, and beaten egg to the dry ingredients. Stir until a smooth batter forms. The batter should have a slightly thick consistency.
  3. In a frying pan, heat enough vegetable oil over medium heat for frying.
  4. Once the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, making small fritters. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan; fry in batches if needed.
  5. Fry the fritters for about 2–3 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried fritters from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve the ifumbe warm as a tasty snack or dessert.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • You can add a touch of vanilla extract or grated citrus zest to the batter for additional flavor.
  • If you prefer a sweeter version, you can increase the amount of sugar in the batter.
  • Ifumbe can be served with a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.
  • Cassava flour is a good source of carbohydrates and dietary fiber.