Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Garlic Bread!
First, you start off making the cheese, the closest thing to ricotta. Lome is the only reliable place to buy cheese and since that is 8 hours away on a good day, homemade cheese is the way to go. Boil up some powdered milk, add some vinegar, and watch the curds separate from the whey.
Make some sauce from a can of tomato paste, water, chopped up onions and tomatoes, and mushrooms from a can.
Make homemade ravioli pasta. We also use the same recipe for making lasagna noodles. Some flour, eggs, and water. Let it sit for 30 minutes before you start molding it around.
Stuff each of the ravioli shells with the ricotta cheese and your spinach. But spinach doesn't exist in Togo so you gotta use gboma, the closest thing to spinach but a little more bitter.
Cook your raviolis in some boiling water until you think it's done (we totes guessed).
Garlic bread. If you're lucky like me and you live next to Bouba, a Germany bakery in Togo, you can get some yummy breads. Bouba is actually in Sokode, 34k out of Tchamba, but some lady always comes to my village with a giant box full of bread probably weighing 50 pounds. She walks all around my town with that huge box on her head selling bread. Pretty unbelievable. Anyways, we got some plain old bread, drizzled some olive oil on it, garlic, and italian herbs.
And then you eat delicious food!