In this article, I will show you how to make Alkubus, which can be made in two ways: using small nylon bags or small containers similar to those used for cupcakes, but first, let’s learn about the origin of this delicacy.
Alkubus originated from the Arabs and the food came into Nigeria when the Arabs started coming into the country. It is made primarily from wheat flour. It is also known as “steam bread” in the English language, and it is mostly consumed by the Hausas in the northern part of Nigeria.
Let’s start cooking, shall we? But first, the equipment and ingredients needed to make this delicacy.
Equipment for Making Alkubus
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Ingredients for Making Alkubus
5 cups of flour
2½ cups of water
½ tablespoon of salt
1 spoon of yeast
3 spoons of baking powder.
Procedures for Making Alkubus with Flour
STEP 1: First of all, pour your flour inside a clean bowl and use your sieve and sieve flour to remove a few dirt and small stones.
STEP 2: Add the yeast and a little salt to the sieved flour.
STEP 3: Add the baking powder and water and mix them together to make a paste or dough.
STEP 4: The dough should be a little bit thicker than that of puff-puff.
STEP 5: Cover your dough and set it aside. Allow it to rise for about an hour or more. You will notice that the dough will double its original size when rises fully.
STEP 6: Mix thoroughly again to exhaust the air in the dough.
STEP 7: Use a little oil to grease your cupcake or moi moi container for easy removal after it’s done. Then add in the mixture.
STEP 8: Place a steamer pot on medium heat and add water inside. Allow to come to a boil.
STEP 9: Arrange the cupcake or moi moi containers inside the steamer pot, cover them with nylon, and allow them to steam for 45 minutes to an hour.
STEP10: You can prick it with a teaspoon to make sure it’s properly cooked.
STEP 11: Take it down and allow it to cool.
STEP 12: Your Alkubus is ready.
Procedures for Making Alkubus using Nylon
STEP 1 to STEP 6 is the same as the above procedure.
STEP 7: Grease your nylon bags to avoid the finished product sticking to the nylon leather.
STEP 2: Wet your hand inside a clean bowl of water and scoop the paste into the nylon bags. Continue to do so until all the dough is exhausted.
STEP 3: Heat a steamer pot with a little water, then place the filled nylon bags in the steamer and steam for 45 minutes, or until the dough is soft.
STEP 4: When done, turn off the heat and allow to cool. Your Alkubus is ready.
How to Serve Alkubus
Alkubus is best served hot with any desired soup, such as stew, sauce, pepper soup, miyan taushe, spinach soup (miyan alayyahu), or any vegetable soup of your choice. It could also be served with pepper and fried oil.
Occasions to Serve Alkubus Best
Alkubus can be served on cultural days and can be eaten anytime, anywhere.
How to Store Alkubus
Store in a warmer and this makes it last and tastes best for just a few hours. However, you could store it in a freezer and rewarm it when you need it again.
Nutritional Benefits of Alkubus
The flour used to make Alkubus aids digestion, prevents weight loss, lowers the risk of heart attack, cleanses your system, and lowers the risk of cancer.
Alkubus preparation procedure (yadda ake Alkubus) is really easy and straightforward, as you have seen above. You can try any of the ways, and you should achieve a great result if done properly as instructed above.
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