I've not quite tasted it yet, NFA. But a colleague swears by it. He can even do it in his own kitchen!
NY, This I know!I think I remember eating something like that many moons ago. Add a picture of these treats. It will add an interesting edge.
Thanks for your suggestion, Posekyere. I'll see what I can find.
Mmmmm....sweet treat..Is this not condensed milk toffee rather? Well, my office-mate is insisting so. According to him, ayigbe toffee is made from grated dried coconut flesh juice mixed boiled with melted sugar. I'm ashamed to say I'm clueless. Gotta to go.. he is telling me about ayigbe biscuit, lakoa, alewa, polo, sweet-bad and akpiti. I really missed out on a childhood in GH :(
You have sparked off excitement in my office. I have three grown men reminiscing about the good 'ol days of growing up in Ghana in the '80s/90s (pre-nintendo)!
Hmmm...that's different from condensed milk toffee. Ayigbe toffee is what Abena described and it is sweet papa! Used to eat it till my tongue got sore though mama wasn't happy about that! hehe
There is a raging verbal war in my office too, Abena, about the dis(similarities) between Condensed-Milk Toffee and Ayigbe Toffee. Both sides sound confident about what they know to be Ayigbe Toffee. I guess I will have to look for an old woman to settle it definitively.
Abena, I reminisce about those days too, from time to time. There was too much sugar in the things we ate!
Ok Maxine, maybe they are two slight variations of making the same sweet, no? :))
Always nice to meet another writer, nice blog.Yummy post, tofee remains my favorite sweet.
Now is this the hard or soft/chewy kind?
Oh Nana Yaw- what about this snack...I have no idea what they are called. I call them Ghana Chips. Its some kind of "chips" made from fired dough. There are 2 variations- the salted cream (colored) ones, and the sweet brown (colored) ones.I had a love/hate relationship with those treats, especially the sweet ones. I love how good they taste and hate how annoying/hard it was to munch on them. My jaws always hurt after eating it!PS. I think the cream ones were served with candied peanuts?? Another yummy treat!
Dear Myne Whitman, you'll never know what happiness you've brought me by calling me a 'writer', rather than 'blogger' even, for example. I truly appreciate it. I will check out your blog too.
Raine, I'm told they are skilled enough to make it either hard or soft or in-between.
I am not sure I know this snack you are talking about, Raine. But I will do the research and let you know the name, if I find it.
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