After blending beans, either for moin moin or for Akara, you need to stir the beans for a considerable period of time to whip in air into the mixture to ensure fluffiness. Now, this stirring is done manually using the omorogun and it could take ages and ages. Save yourself the trouble using kitchen gadget technology, in one of two ways, depending on the volume you have.
Continuing, the conversation between Big Oladunni and Small Oladunni Me: So, once I have the beans paste, I should whip air into it, right. Big Dunni: oh yes, use the omorogun and stir in circular motions in one direction, but you already know that now. Me: ah yes, I just wanted to be sure, because Akara Osu is slightly denser than regular Akara Big Dunni: yes it is, but it is light at the same time, so you have to find a balance, because you don't want to be eating Buns Me: okay mummy, nodding my head. I didn't even bother arguing. Omorogun ko, I love you Mummy, but little does she know about the #deathtoOmorugun hashtag 7 minutes in a mixer, I am about to make the fluffiest Akara Osu in history ???. Machine peeled the beans, blended the beans and whisked air into it. #zeroeffort #theNewNigerianCookery #aintnobodygottimeforkitchenslavery. Beht, see the texture of that paste now, looks like buttercream ???
Remember my post with the hand mixer for Akara? I do the same for moin moin too. For a smaller batch of moin moin, to save on washing up, I'll just let the blender run for a while, but today's batch would take too many runs in a blender and I have too much to do, so stand mixer it is. It will even do a better job and the moin moin will be light and fluffy. Thank goodness for splash guards. Those engineers at #Kenwood know what they are doing. All hail #thenewNigerianCookery. #KenwoodChef #KenwoodChefPremier
So, you still use the wooden spoon to incorporate air into your bean batter for Akara. Come, let me give you a hug ???. I hated doing this for my grandmother, she would tell you to stir and stir till the mixture doubled in volume. Ain't nobody got time for that. Use a hand mixer, stat. #deathtoomorogun #theNewNigerianCookery. You can also use a hand mixer to make Amala, Fufu, Semo and any soup staple you need to stir in a pot on the stove ???. Akara for brekkie. Comfort food in Kemi's house. The ultimate in laziness is to pour it in a stand mixer and walk away. Tee hee ???. If I was home, stand mixer straight ???. Will be watching TV while it does the work. Such a blessing to be born in this era