Nkatie Cake: "My favourite hang outs are usually on the streets of Accra and elsewhere in Ghana, usually perched on the head of a vendor. Ironically, the roasted groundnut or peanut you need to make me also come perched on the head of a vendor. I guess I am what you’d call a typical Ghana street food."
3 cups unsalted roasted groundnut or peanuts
1 cup sugar
1Spread roasted peanuts on a chopping board and crush them with a rolling pin
2Put sugar into pot or sauce pan adding some water (optional) and cook by
3Leave the sugar to dissolve or melt, which occurs at approximately 320 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius). At this point, the sugar syrup should be clear in colour.
4Add crushed peanuts to the sugar syrup
5Stir vigorously for 2-3 minutes on low heat
6Spread the crushed peanut syrup mix on a chopping board and use rolling pin to flatten it
7Quickly cut several deep-ish lines into the flat nkatie cake before it coagulates or hardens
8The Nkatie cake is then broken off in pieces along the cut lines for storage
Nkatie cake hardens quickly as soon as it is taken out of the pot