Pap aka. Akamu or Ogi is a typical breakfast staple in Cameroon and most other West-African countries. It is made from dried white or in this case yellow maize. Sold at nearly every street corner and eaten with “Beignet & Haricot” (Puffpuff and beans), this healthy breakfast alternative is for people of all Age groups who want to benefit from the antioxidants and Vit E yellow maize has to offer. Read about the health benefits of yellow maize here and try out this yellow maize Akuma recipe topped with fresh fruit jam.
How to make Pap/Akamu/Ogi from scratch
This is a healthy breakfast alternative for infants and older persons who want to benefit from the antioxidants and VitE yellow maize has to offer.
500g dried yellow Maize
- Soak maize in water and let Ferment. Fermentation takes 3-5 days depending on how dry maize is.
- Drain water from maize and rinse with clean water.
- Using a Food processor, blend maize to a smooth consistency.
- With a fine kitchen sieve, seperate the chaff from the paste. Repeat this procedure untill all maize is sieved through. Discard the chaff.
- In a bowl, pour the pap and add clean water to cover it and let it settle for 2 hours.
- To know if the maize has fermented well, check for small bubbles on water and a strong smell.
- For an intense pap taste, let the maize settle overnight after sieving.