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Wara: This local delicacy is not cheese

Wara: This local delicacy is not cheese
Wara This local delicacy is not cheese

Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by MyGh.Online

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As sometimes portrayed, wara is not cheese. It is milk curds achieved by adding a coagulant to fresh milk whereas Cheese is achieved through a process of ageing pressed milk curd. You can call it a local Tofu.

Besides, Wara is not a product of fermentation. It is made by boiling milk with some added coagulant to curdle the milk protein.

Interested in making Wara? Below is a typical Nigerian Wara recipe:

1. 3 cups of soybeans or cow milk

4. Salt and pepper to taste (if you want)

1. Soak the soybeans overnight. Drain and grind in a blender ( add about 3 cups of water while grinding). If using fresh cow milk, you are good to go!

2. Strain soybeans through a cheese cloth or sieve. Make sure you get the clothe kind.

3. Pour the sieved milk into a big Pot, Boil the soy-milk or cows milk on medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring frequently.

5. Place the sieve in a bowl or over the sink, pour the tofu in carefully, fold the cheesecloth over and press out as much milk as possible.

6. Press down on the sieve with a tray and a heavy object (this is to remove all excess water from the tofu and allow it to set)

Your tofu should be set and ready to serve fresh.

To fry: Cut the tofu into desired sizes and season with some salt, condiments and pepper. Deep fry until golden brown.

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