Jugu Cake

  • on June 7, 2022
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Jugu cake (the word “Jugu” means peanut in Kiswahili) is an East African and Indian cross-over similar to biscotti, but chewier and denser.  It is still a favourite in the home, and usually disappears within the week when it is made.

We should caution you that it is entirely possible to eat too many in one sitting.

Juggu Cake

Sukaina Nasser Mamado
Jugu cake (the word “Jugu” means peanut in Kiswahili) is an East African and Indian cross-over similar to biscotti, but chewier and denser. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course snacks
Cuisine African, Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup peanuts,slighlty roasted and ground
  • 15 cup (brown or white) flour
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons(tsp) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk(to bind)
  • 1 teaspoon(tsp) vanilla essence

Instructions
 

  • Bind all ingredients together with milk into a stiff dough, leaving one egg yolk for glacing
  • Press the mixture onto a greased tin, flattening the mixture completely
  • Beat the egg yolk and brush onto the mixture
  • Cut into squares or diamonds before putting in the oven at 160°C (Gas Mark 3 or 325°F) for one hour or until brown
  • Remove from the oven and separate the pieces immediately
Keyword cake, juggu, jugu paak
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