Apitsi (Savoury plantain cake)

Apitsi (Savoury plantain cake)


  • 2 plantains - over-ripe - black skin
  • ¼ scotch bonnet chilli (de-seeded if you wish)
  • 2cm/1 inch ginger, peeled, freshly grated
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 120g/4oz plain flour
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/390°F/gas 6
  2. Peel the plantain then put the flesh in a blender with the chilli, ginger and onion, roughly blend then tip into a bowl.
  3. Mix in the flour and salt.
  4. Stir 3 tablespoons of rapeseed oil into the mix then spoon into a greased and lined baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.


Silicone bakeware makes this so much easier.

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