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Cape Verde Gufong (Fried Pastry)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Cape Verde
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of baking powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • In a saucepan combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil.
  • Once it is boiling add in the cornmeal until it is well mixed then add the flour.
  • Add a dash of salt and baking powder and continue mixing until everything is well combined.
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Once the mixture is cool, take a small piece of the dough and roll them into small finger sized logs on a floured surface.
  • Heat up your oil in a frying pan or you can use a deep fryer
  • Cook until golden brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel
  • Serve warm with coffee or tea and if you would like drizzle some chocolate syrup and powdered sugar to taste.