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Tiger Nut, Soaking

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Tiger nuts go many different names;  Zulu nut, yellow nutgrass, ground almond, chufa, edible rush and rush nut. In Nigeria, the Hausas call it “Aya”, Yorubas “imumu”, the igbos “ofio”, “aki Hausa” in southern Nigeria. They are usually preserved by sun drying for about three months before storage. They can be eaten raw, dried, roasted, grated and turned into flour. The nuts themselves have the texture of hazelnuts but way chewier. Once blended with water it creates a milk that is naturally sweet, with an almost vanilla flavor that doesn’t need anything added to create the delicious and delicate taste.  But there’s nothing stopping you from adding in…

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