Many Happy Returns for today. You have been one of my greatest hero’s for as long as I care to remember and for your celebration I give you this and all the best from my whole family and from me!
They tell me that this is your favourite food – with a freshly slaughtered sheep. Jippee many of us will shout in absolute jo because, secretly, many of us love meat. Back to the Amarhewu (pronounced a-ma-grewu (with a soft ‘g’). It has a sour taste and it may take you by surprise – it is called beer and it is called porridge, but those in the know tell me that it depends on how long the fermentation process takes. Flora, my godchild’s mother and my good friend and housekeeper, tells me that you she likes it and you drink it “just like that”. I have heard that some people commit sacrilege and add fruit.
Fresh slaughtered organic sheep, washed down with a bowl of Amarhewu then, is what I wish for you.
2.5 Gallons Water
1/2lb Wheat Flour
1. Boil the cornmeal in the water for about 2 hours.
2. Mix in the wheat flour
3. pour mixture into a container witha lid (not sealed)
4. Leave in a dark place for 2 days
To be drunk after 2 days, but it can be let to ferment a little longer – up to a week. But then beware.
I don’t think there are any foodies around that do not wish you the same – maybe, just maybe on your 100th I will be able to make it for you.