1 small coconut
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
(That's it. Really!)
1: Grate a fresh coconut. This process can serve as amazing entertainment for the baby plopped on the counter beside you.
|1 fresh coconut, grated|
2: Add sugar. Add milk. Stir a bit to dissolve the sugar.
|All the ingredients in one little bowl.|
|Also good toddler entertainment|
3: Cook on the stove top. Let it come to a boil and continue to stir and stir and stir.
|Two stirrers are better than one|
4: Cook and stir the mixture until it's good and dried out. It can take a bit of time to achieve maximum nyanpul crunchiness.
And voilà, finished nyanpul.
I dream of sprinkling a bit of nyanpul on ice cream or on top of a cake. But if you want to be traditionally Congolese, just eat it by the handful. That's very culturally acceptable, thank goodness.
all photos by Sarah