Amahewu ka Phayinaphu (Pineapple Amahewu)

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Amahewu ka Phayinaphu (Pineapple Amahewu)

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Ingredients

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Instructions

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1 cup maize meal (mealie meal powder)
4 cups of cold water (plus 1 extra cup)
1 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
1 large pineapple, peeled (reserve the peels)[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.3″ text_font=”Poppins|300|||||||” text_text_color=”#1e1e1e” text_font_size=”20px” animation_style=”fold” animation_direction=”left” animation_intensity_fold=”5%” animation_starting_opacity=”100%”]Mix maize meal with 1 cup cold water.

Boil remaining 3 cups of water and salt in a pot with a lid.

Whisk maize meal slurry into the boiling salted water.

Cover with a lid then simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in sugar, additional cup of water and the pineapple peels, then transfer to a bowl.

Cover with clingfilm, then leave to stand overnight at room temperature.

The following day, stir the mixture well, then strain through a sieve to remove the pineapple peels from the mixture.

Transfer to a jug, stirring in more water until the desired pouring consistency is reached (it should be the thickness of a drinking yoghurt) – you can also add more sugar if you prefer it sweeter.

Optional: finely chop ¼ of the fresh pineapple flesh and stir into the amahewu.

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