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In this Workshop, we will be making Ghanian Nkatie cake, or peanut cake.  This treat is also known as peanut brittle. 

Nkatie cake has a long history in Ghanian culture, going as far back as to when sugar was discovered.  Today, it remains quite popular and you will often find it being eaten anytime and anywhere.  It is usually sold in shops and by the road side.  It is served as a snack to munch on at traditional marriages and you will also find it served with local drinks at traditional snack bars.  

In Africa, female children are taught to cook from as young as 6 years, so I have been making Nkatie cake for as long as I can remember.  In fact, the first ever snack I made to sell was Nkati cake.  There were a lot of kids in my neighbourhood who would come to our compound to buy it and play.  It is a delicious snack for all ages.  As food is the basis of any culture, I am very happy to share the piece of Ghanian tradition with you!

Please note: This Workshop is recommended to adults, as there is time spent at the stovetop to prepare it.  Children are welcome and encouraged to participate, as this would be a wonderful experience for the whole family to share together!

What You'll Need

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This Workshop does not require a GLOkit.

Additional Supplies

Learners will need:

  • A blender mill, food processor or mortal and pistol to crackdown/grind peanuts (peanuts need to be dry)
  • A rolling pin
  • Flour to dust rolling pin
  • Frying pan
  • A wooden spoon
  • Peanuts
  • Sugar
  • Knife
  • A metal/silverware spoon
  • Measuring Cups: 1 cup and 1/2 cup
  • small bowl

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Gwendolene Adu-TutuView Profile

I am Gwendolene Adu-Tutu from Ghana, West Africa.  I am from the Ashanti tribe.  I love learning about different cultures and languages, and teaching about my own.  I love to cook and eat good food, so I am thrilled to be sharing this part of my culture with Learners from across the world!  I love living in Ghana, because it is one of the top three most peaceful and friendly countries to live in Africa.  I love making new friends and being creative.  I also love learning new things, and I am currently pursuing my second degree and my masters degree simultaneously.

I started crafting as far back as when I was 5 years old.  I have always loved working with my hands more than anything.  I would pick up whatever skill I could along the way and enjoy every moment of it.  Growing up, the subjects in school that I would ace without much studying were always the creative subjects.

Food is one of the main bases of every culture.  The dish I will be teaching you to make is from the Akan tribe of Ghana. In Ghana, we have 4 major tribes and 100 sun tribes. Each tribe has several meals specific to the tribe only even though it is eaten all over Ghana

I love cooking and I find that I am very good at it.  Even better than cooking is eating delicious and healthy food that you have made!  In Africa, we have many wonderful herbs and spices, such as hwentia, pepre, sru wesa, and fem wesa.  I find they make all the difference in the meal. I am so excited to share this part of my culture with you!

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Ghanian Nkatie Cake