Having some nostalgic throwback moments right now 😀 😀 :D. One Of my most vivid childhood memories has to do with this popular local sweet. It wasn’t the type of sweet you’d find in supermarkets or stores but on the streets where it goes by different names such as ‘sweet alagbon’,’Chalbin mallam’, ‘Black Tofi’, ‘gulisua’ etc. Back then as a kid, my friends and i usually hung strings of baba dudu around our necks as ‘Bullets’ when playing ‘police and thief’. The Teevee stations usually started around 4pm in those days so we always had enough time to play. Those were the simple days when you could actually do a whole lot with 1 naira and below so buying this sweet was no biggie as a kid…lol!. Baba dudu is a dark brown rock hard candy made with coconut milk and sugar then wrapped in transparent nylons and made into strings. Its got a sweet bitter taste but really addictive.
• 1 small sauce pan
• 1 small Pot
• A wooden spatula/whisk for mixing
• 2 Transparent nylons
Step 1: In an empty pot, Boil the coconut milk till most of the liquid evaporates leaving the concentrate
Step 2: On medium heat, place the sugar in a separate sauce pan and heat to melt.
Step 3: Next, gently pour the coconut concentrate into the melted sugar and mix to incorporate
Step 4: Leave to cook till the mixture turns dark chocolate brown
Step 5: Gently turn off and leave to cool for a very short while. This is done so it wouldn’t burn the nylon.
Step 6: Open up the nylon and scoop the hot candy into it leaving spaces in between. This should be done quickly because as the candy cools, it hardens.
Step 7: Roll up to seal the content and leave to cool further and harden.
Loooool! I remember this sweet! Sweet memories, now kids these days are asking for skittles (if I hear). God bless you Dobby!
Oh wow! Dobby thanks for this, jux went down memory lane. We call it chalbin mallam in the north, and normally recite it d way we see d moslems do with their beads, when we were kids. This is also part of the children's day celebration, lol.
Didnt know it was ds easy to prepare.
Can I use caned coconut milk?
D highest chocolate back den was goody goody nd robo.awwww baba dudu rily missed u *smiles*
I don't understand something Dobby. How did the sugar become brown?
I just love you Dobby! I'm a big fan. Please can u post the procedure of how to make tapioka. Thanks a lot.
When u melt sugar on fire it turns brown
It sure brings back sweet memories 😀
Rotflmao!!! @ skittles…You can say that again cyn….Plus, it gets worse…lol!
@ Anonymous3:25: That's so true. i still wonder why they stopped producing goody goody, robo itself is now extinct :(.
yes you can Anonymous7:35
Awww!!! thanks anon :). would put tapioca tutorial on the list.
Dobby, I'll love to learn how to make pizza and then tapioka. Those two – I'll love that you post the procedure. Thanks
Ha, those days- we also had ekona gowon (gowon's finger), tafawa balewa (colored candy). Thx for jogging our memory with this.
It's been added to the list. would put up a post on it soon.
Lol! you are a real lagosian who definitely had a wonderful childhood. still trying to remember the local name of some coloured sweets we used to call lizard eggs :s
Lool @ reciting baba dudu
So much to remember as a child.oh! Baba dudu how long I have missed you.
Thanks dobby for putting dis up,will definitely try it.
you are welcome dami 🙂
Pls dobby what is tapioka?
Tapioka is made from cassava starch. it looks just like pap/ogi/Akamu once prepared. See More on Tapioka HERE
I used to get in trouble for buying this sweet from the mallam Lol I'm slightly obsessed with your blog now 🙂
Lol! you just brought back memories of the day my mum caught me with this sweet. All hell was let loose :D. Thanks Vieve!
Dobby the colourful lizard eggs were called ALANGBA eggs. Lol. Beautiful memories.
Ah!!! i remember those. I still search for it on the streets of Lagos till today. Don't know what happened to it though…..lol!
I am so trying this today. Thanks Dobby you rock.
you are welcome Bukola, do keep us posted.
Could you please post the recipe for Mr Goody Goody it will be much appreicated.
Okay Anon, that'd be added to the list.
Nice, just bought some. Pls can you put up how to make sisi pelebe.
That's coming up soon Smurf
Can you find and post the recipes and method of making katanga….80s snack,plssssssss.
Dolly placing you post recipes and method for katanga snack……..
would add that to my list.
Pls can you share the recipe for sisi pelebe, i ve been trying to get it for months now. And anytime i try all d recipes online, it doesnt turn out dark brown and the taste is also diff. Thanks.