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Recipe: Funafuna (Sweet Cakes)

This week we're taking it to Tuvalu with this sweet treat that'll feed the whole family!

INGREDIENTS: (Makes approximately 15)

  • 5 cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbls dry yeast
  • 1 cup of sugar (to taste)
  • 2 tbls powdered milk
  • Jam
  • Water (Use accordingly to help make dough)
  • Oil for frying


  1. Pour the flour, eggs, yeast, sugar and powdered milk together into a bowl, mixing whilst adding water until the consistency is doughy...
  2. Wait for 5 minutes then cut the dough up into 15 portions.
  3. Roll/knead your dough up and then flatten out big enough to place a spoonful of jam in them then close it up.
  4. Allow the portions to stand for another 5 minutes
  5. Place and cook them in a hot frying pan until they are nice and brown
  6. They are now ready to eat...
  7. Share this recipe with your friends and family and let us know how you go!

Note: Recipe can be done without eggs and milk. Traditional/Tuvaluans back home use 'kaleve vii' (fermented toddy) which can be used in place of yeast.