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       Title: Baked Plantain Load
  Categories: Side dish, African, Ivory coast, Fruits, Vegetarian
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       3 lg Very ripe plantains
       2 ts Chillie sambal, fresh
       1 c  Rice flour
      60 ml Corn oil
       2 ts Turmeric powder
            Salt to taste
  
   Peel the plantains, cut them into small chunks & put into a large deep
   mixing bowel. Mash into a thick paste with your fingers or an electric
   clender. If using a blender, you may need to add 30-60 ml of water for
   smoother blending. Add the chilli sambal, rice flour, salt and mix
   well. Gently heat the corn oil in a frying pan and add the turmeric.
   Stir well, remove from the heat and blend into the plantain mixture
   which should be thinck yet soft enough to pour. If it is too soft,
   add small amounts of rice flour or if too stiff, add small amounts of
   water until it reached th described consistency.
   
   Grease a loaf tin, and pour plantain mixture into it. Bake in teh
   overn on medium to low heat at 150-180C for 1 hr. or until cooked and
   firm. When cooked, remove from the overn and allow to stand for
   approximately 5-10 mins before turning it out on a wire rack. Slice
   and serve with salted peanuts or as an accompaniment to spicy dishes.
   
   Dorinda Hafner, “A Taste of Africa”  Posted by Joell Abbott 8/94
  
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