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sweet and savoury tarts topped with a dollop of yogurt

Baking in Ghana

Baking in Ghana is a delightful journey that intertwines traditional practices with contemporary flavours. From the bustling streets of Accra to the serene villages in the Northern Region, the aroma of freshly baked goods is a common and comforting presence. Ghanaian baking, while influenced by Western techniques, retains a unique flair that reflects the country’s culture.

The Baker

Now to introduce you to our wonderful baker behind this delicious classic! 

Ghana Baker

Name: Felicia (@dziatorwithmsboafo)

Home country: Ghana

The Story Behind the Bake

Ghana bake

Ghana tart, also known as tight, is a popular street snack in Ghana. This traditional recipe is made with a simple dough and is loved by many for its delicious taste and vibrant colour. Making Ghana tart does not require any special skills as all the ingredients are mixed together in one go. Interestingly, tight serves as an important snack in Ghana, providing a source of income for many young Ghanaian females.

I used to enjoy Ghana tart during most lunch breaks at work as a special treat. It was a cherished tradition at my workplace to indulge in these delicious snacks with a cold FanIce or FanYogo, a sweet yogurt drink in Ghana. The combination of the sweet, buttery tart and the creamy yogurt was always a perfect pairing.

While I love the traditional recipe for Ghana tart, I enjoy adding my own personal touch whenever I bake at home. By using turmeric instead of yellow food colouring and a heart-shaped cookie cutter instead of the usual tight cutter. I am able to put a unique spin on this classic bake while still preserving its traditional flavours and textures.


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