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Obwenju: Dried Apple Banana Biscuits

Obwenju: Dried Apple Banana Biscuits

Update: 2022-08-30


In Episode 17 we learn to make obwenju (apple bananas) and the biscuits that special guest Fiona’s mother used to make with them. Fiona learned how to make these biscuits from her mother and she shares the recipe with us below:

Obwenju Biscuit Recipe


1 hand of apple bananas (obwenju)

1 cup of roasted groundnuts

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of sugar

Shortcrust pastry:

175 grams. Flour

pinch of Salt

85 grams. Blueband/Butter

Cold water to mix


Peel the bananas, split in half lengthwise, place them on a tray, and put them in the sun to dry. This will take at least one week, depending on how much sun there is!

Pastry Case: Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter in pieces and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in enough cold water to draw the mixture together. Roll out the dough on a floured board and line the dish with it. Cut the dry bananas into small pieces, and mix them with the roasted nuts in the beaten eggs and sugar. Pour the mixture onto the pastry and bake for 30 mins. Serve with tea.

Leave a comment to let us know if you will be trying this dish. Also, let us know if you enjoy eating apple bananas and let us know which other ways you prepare them.

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Obwenju: Dried Apple Banana Biscuits

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