We are visiting Madagascar this month for #Food of the World event. Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The Malagasy cuisine is influenced by Southeast Asian, Indian, Chinese and European migrants who have settled on the island. Rice is the staple food and is eaten at almost all of the meals.
It was quite a challenge to find authentic vegetarian recipes from this Island country. There were quite a few versions of coconut rice that I could have tried but didn’t feel like making just rice 🙂
Then I found the recipe for this Mofo gasy, meaning ‘Malagasy bread’, which is made from a batter of sweetened rice flour poured into greased circular molds and cooked over charcoal. Mofo gasy is a popular street food served for breakfast food and is often eaten with coffee. In the coastal regions this mofo (or bread) is made with coconut milk and is known as mokary.
I followed the recipe from here, almost to the T – except that I used wholewheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour. These little yeasty breads are crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle. They cook pretty fast, the only time consuming part is waiting for the batter to rise. They are mildly sweet — I served them for breakfast with maple syrup, fruit and juice.
Recipe adapted from here: