Sunday 21 May 2017

Globecooking recipe : Pineapple bissap (Cameroon)

Bissap, made with dried hibiscus flowers, is considered to be a natural energy drink and it is hugely popular in Cameroon. It's simple to make and creates a refreshing, zingy drink that would be perfect for sipping through a straw with lots of ice on a hot summer's day.

My Cameroon-themed Kitchen Trotter box contained a bag of dried white hibiscus flowers, which I've already used for making Hibiscus & Almond Cakes.

Pineapple bissap 

ingredients : 

50g dried hibiscus flowers
1/2 a fresh pineapple
1 litre of water
sugar to taste

Cut the skin off the pineapple then cut into chunks. Put in a large pan with the dried hibiscus flowers and the water and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 40 minutes.

Pass the whole lot through a sieve. Press down on the pineapple and hibiscus flowers to get as much juice out as possible. Stir in sugar to taste and leave to cool. Chill in the fridge and serve over ice, with a chunk of pineapple on the side.

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