Some education on Boflot, Bofrot, Too gb33, b3ff.

I Found this last night and got permission from the author Derry Dean  to share

 

Bofloat
Bofloat

Ghanaians or people living in Ghana will get this .( I will leave you now to go find yours or stare at the picture and wish you were back in Ghana ) :-)

 

Then the History

Some education on Boflot, Bofrot, Too gb33, b3ff.

“As named, ‘bofrot’ is really a corruption of the word Deep Fried Bun Loaves. Over the years and the lovely Fante brofolizations, it has been described as Puff Loaves/ Buff bofrotLoaves/Puff Floats/Bun Floats/Boflot. Bofrot’s actual hometown is in Holland. The Dutch colonists taught the Fantes of the coast. They [Dutch] call it OLIEBOLLEN. Yes, bofrot ni brofodzin!

An oliebol (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈoːlibɔɫ], plural oliebollen About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) is a traditional Dutch and Belgian food. They are called oliebollen (literally: oil balls) in the Netherlands, while in Belgium they are called smoutenbollen (literally: lard balls although the real “smout” is of rapeseed oil) in Dutch and croustillons (loosely: crispies) in French. In English they are more commonly known as Dutch Doughnuts or Dutchies. In the distant region of Istria, now split into the countries of Italy, Croatia and Slovenia, a variation of this dish is called fritole, fritule and blinci.

Oliebollen are a variety of dumpling made by using an ice-scooper or two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil. In this way, a sphere-shaped oliebol emerges. Oliebollen are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve[1] and at funfairs. In wintertime, they are also sold in the street at mobile stalls.

Ethel Cofie