Guinean cooking 101: Kanya
Kanya is the Guinean equivalent of a peanut butter sugar cookie...almost. It is a tasty treat that is sold on the streets all over Guinea. I recently acquired a few kilograms of shelled peanuts, so my host family and I decided we should use them to make kanya. There are only 3 ingredients: peanut butter, rice flour and sugar.
Step 1: Grill the peanuts and bring them to the peanut-butter-making machine in the market
Step 2: Bring some rice to the rice-flour-making machine in the market and mix with the peanut butter and sugar
Step 3: Pound the mixture in a mortar until it becomes super dense
Step 4: Flip the mixture out into a bowl and cut it into little squares and voila!