Bammie

kaylar By kaylar, 6th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Important facts about cassava flour, its preparation before cooking

What is Bammy?

Bammy is a dumpliing made with cassava flour, not wheat flour as most of your are familiar with. Cassava grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is a very hardy crop which needs very little care.

It is a root crop, and it is that root which is dug up, skinned and gratered to make the flour.

Cassava root is poisonous so that you have to know how to extract the poison before you use the flour.

How To Eat Bammy

Usually bammy is eaten with fried fish and eaten with your fingers. The Bammy is cut into wedges. In the image to the side there is ackee and saltfish, another famous Jamaican dish, in the upper left.

At the lower left is fried green banana, then the Bammy.
Behind the bammy the little round things are flour dumplings.

Bammy doesn't taste like anything else, so for those who haven't tasted it, just imagine a kind of fluffy dumpling that melts in your mouth and has a very nice flavour.

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Arawak, Cassava, Cyanide, Flour, Indians, Manioc, Poison

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
7th Nov 2010 (#)

I have had Cassava, but not Bammie, thanks for this,
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author avatar kaylar
7th Nov 2010 (#)

You're welcome. It's really very nice, which is why it is so much trouble. I got a bit concerned when I saw you didn't mod my page...I felt this could be a 'Star' page... I have another recipe on ackee and Saltfish but will wait a little before posting to see if this article is popular.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Nov 2010 (#)

If your page is STAR or not, comes as a result of the points it gets during moderation. Add a link - as to another recipe, and this page will get rated higher.

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author avatar kaylar
8th Nov 2010 (#)

it wasn't a star I was thinking about, it was if people were interested in recipes like this

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author avatar kaylar
8th Nov 2010 (#)

I sort of wondered if I should write a recipe. Then I looked around and realised that food was a popular topic so I put in ackee & salt fish. I am a vegan but I'll do one on curry goat as I know how it is cooked and it is also very interesting in the non-eating aspects

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