Muufo/Mkate wa Mofa2013-03-15
This delicious bread is of Somali origins. It’s known as Muufo in Somali, but in E/Africa it is more commonly known as Mkate wa Mofa (which means Mofa Bread).
1 ½ cups self-rising flour
¾ cup all-purpose/plain flour
¼ cup maize flour (unga wa sima)
2 tsp. salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. yeast
¼ tsp. garlic paste
1 – 1 ½ cups of WARM water
Put all the dry ingredients into a big bowl. Stir together so that everything is well-combined. Then gradually add the warm water whilst stirring. Once it is of a slightly loose-batter consistency, stop adding water and mix the batter very very well using either your hand or a whisk. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and store in a warm area for about 2 hours. The batter will double in size and be filled with bubbles.
Heat a tava or small frying pan. Dab a tissue in some oil and give the surface of the tava/pan a light wipe. Using a serving spoon, scoop up about half a cup of batter and pour it on the pan, trying to shape it so that it is round. Cover the tava/pan using a saucepan lid. Keep the heat on low and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Remove the cover and check the surface of the bread, it should have small bubbles all over. Gently lift and have a peep to check the under-side, if it is nice and brown, flip the mofa over and dab it with about half a tsp. of oil. Cover again and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes or until it looks done. Remove and store in a clean kitchen towel until ready to serve. Continue with the rest of the batter, remembering to give the tava/pan a quick wipe in between mofas!! Enjoy!