Enriched Bouille

Enriched Burkina porridge.


  • 1 cup millet meal/flour
  • 1/2 cup bean flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour or peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups room temperature water
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Bring 2 cups room temperature water to a boil in a pot.
  • Meanwhile, mix flours and meals with 2 cups cold water.
  • When the water begins to boil, add the flour/meal mixture.
  • Stir until mixture boils, then reduce heat and cover.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Take mixture off heat, add a pinch of salt, sugar, and oil.
  • Serve hot.

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Recipe submitted by Kirstin Krudwig – Peace Corps Volunteer, Burkina Faso (2008 - 2010).

This dish is a staple food in Burkina Faso. Staples are foods that are eaten regularly, often daily or with every meal. In Burkina, Bouille and Enriched Bouille are eaten for breakfast and served hot with a bit of milk and sugar.

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