List of Ghanaian pastries and desserts to try

Ghanaian cuisine is full of delicious pastries and desserts, each with its own unique flavor. From cakes to custards and fruit salads to chocolate, the options are endless. Ghanaian pastries and desserts are some of the most delicious treats you’ll ever taste. From fluffy cakes to savory pastries, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a traditional snack or a sweet treat, you’ll be sure to find it in Ghana. This article will provide a comprehensive list of some of the most popular Ghanaian pastries and desserts.

List of Ghanaian pastries to try

1. Bread

Bread is a staple in many Ghanaian households and is served at meals. It can also be used as a snack between meals. Common varieties include wheat bread, maize bread, and cassava bread.


2. Chips

Chips are a popular snack in Ghana, with many different types available. Common varieties include plantain chips, cassava chips, and yam chips.

3. Koose

Koose is West Africa’s answer to Middle Eastern falafel. It is made from black-eyed peas

4. Bofrot

Bofrot is a popular Ghanaian street food made from deep-fried dough balls covered in sugar and spices.

5. Poloo

Poloo is a fried pastry made from wheat flour, coconut milk, and sugar. It is often served with tea or porridge.

6. Gari Biscuits

Gari biscuits are small, round biscuits made from cassava flour and sugar. They are a popular snack in Ghana.

7. Spring Roll

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Spring rolls are a popular snack in Ghana that are usually filled with vegetables, meats, or seafood and then deep-fried.

8. Kakro

Kakro (or kaklo) is a delicious traditional Ghanaian snack made from very ripe plantain fritters.

9. Kelewele

Kelewele is a spiced fried plantain dish that is popular in Ghana. It is often served as a side dish or snack.

10. Bamfo bisi

Agbet is a type of fried dumpling made from corn flour and sugar. It has a crunchy exterior and a soft inside. Its main nutrient is carbohydrates and it gives instant energy. 

List of Ghanaian desserts to try

  • Ice Kenkey
  • Sobolo
  • Khebab
  • Pancake
  • Nkatecake
  • Brukina
  • Kelewele
  • Asaana
  • Ice Cream
  • Fruit Salad

1. Ice Kenkey

Ice Kenkey is a cold version of Kenkey, a traditional Ghanaian dish made from fermented corn dough. The dough is boiled and served with a variety of sauces and spices, such as pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, and fish.

2. Sobolo

Sobolo is a refreshing and tangy drink made from hibiscus flowers and sugar, or sometimes just sugar. It’s served cold and can be flavored with ginger, cinnamon, and other spices.

3. Khebab

Kebabs are a Middle Eastern food made of pieces of meat and vegetables grilled on skewers.

4. PanCake

Pancake is a type of pastry that is popular in Ghana. The pastry is made from wheat flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and milk. It is usually served with fruit or jam, honey, and cream cheese.

5. NkateCake

Nkate cake is a traditional Ghanaian dessert made with sugar and roasted groundnut.

6. Brukina

Burkina is a combination of steamed ground millet and fermented milk or yoghurt.

7. Kelewele

Kelewele is a snack made from deep-fried plantains seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, and other spices. It’s usually served with a spicy sauce.

8. Asaana

Asaana is a non-alcoholic, caramelized corn drink made from fermented corn and caramelized sugar.

9. Ice Cream

local ice cream is called ‘akonton’. It is made from a blend of fresh coconut milk, sugar, condensed milk and flavorings. Akonton is served with a variety of toppings like diced mangoes, crushed peanuts, grated coconut and syrup

10. Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is an easy-to-make yet delicious dessert that is sure to please everyone at the table. Whether you are looking for a sweet treat or a healthy snack, this traditional Ghanaian dessert is sure to hit the spot.

Final words

Ghanaian pastries and desserts are an important part of the culture. From biscuits to pastry, ice cream to custard, there is something for everyone to enjoy. They can be enjoyed as a snack, after a meal, or even as a dessert at a special occasion. All of these desserts and pastries provide a unique and delicious flavor that will leave you wanting more.

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