Abolo or Ablo is a gluten free sweet and slightly sour, steamed dumpling which is popular amongst the Ewes of Ghana, Togo, Côte D’Ivoire and Benin.
Abolo is made with Corn and Rice flour, Sugar, Baking powder and yeast.
It’s best enjoyed with a spicy Tomato Salsa (known as raw pepper), and fried tiny white baits known as ‘One Man thousand’.
Steaming the Ablo or Abolo in a banana leaf, will require a thicker mixture, hence add the extra dry ingredients, as per the instructions below.
This is an easy to follow recipe and a must try. You can enjoy the Abolo with Ademe dessi, Shito, Okro soup etc.
Watch the full recipe on my YouTube channel,’Ndudu by Fafa’.
100 Corn flour
60 Corn starch
300g Rice flour
Half a teaspoon of baking soda
7g of dry Yeast
2 tablespoon of Sugar
500ml of Water
120g of Rice flour
50g of Corn flour
7g of dry yeast
Watch how to prepare Abolo or Ablo from scratch below ;
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