Funje (Cassava Flour Porridge)

Funje is a a traditional Angolan recipe for a classic porridge made by stirring fufu (known as cassava flour) into water. It is a staple accompaniment in Angola to many dishes, including the calulu stew dishes and various others. It is a smooth and creamy mashed potato like substance that is perfect for evening out the intense flavor and wonderful spicy kicks of many Angolan dishes.

1/2 lbs. fufu (known as cassava flour) (if you can’t find this locally, you can buy some here on Amazon)
3 cups water

1) Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan.
2) While the water is heating up, beat the cassava flour into a bowl containing 2 cups of cold water until the mixture is smooth and consistent.
3) Add this mixture to the boiling water, keep stirring well.
4) Stir until the mixture is smooth.
5) Now cover it and place in an oven pre-heated to 355°F.
6) Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened to a dough-like consistency. Serve.

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