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Sometimes you can't help but miss the village where you had access to freshly washed bitter leaves. The dry leaves make your Bitterleaf Soup taste like cardboard, right?

Your nightmare is over when you learn these easy steps.

You will need:
*. Dry Bitter Leaves
*. Food Tenderiser (Akanwu)
*. Water
*. Plastic Bags
*. Sieve
*. Big Pot
*. Stove/Cooker
*. Pressure Cooker (Optional)

If you have a pressure cooker, you can put the dry bitter leaves directly into the pot. Putting them is in a plastic bag will not be necessary as its function is to create pressure around the dry bitter leaves during the cooking process.

1. Wash the dry bitter leaves and place in a plastic bag. Use several bags if you are tenderising a large quantity as this enables theleaves to soften faster.
A titanium plastic bag without holes works best for this purpose. Titanium so that it can withstand the heat and having no holes will make it airtight. The more airtight it is, the faster the dry bitter leaves will soften.

2. Spread powdered food tenderiser (akanwu) on the bitter leaves and ruffle the bag to distribute well.

3. Tie the handles of the bag(s) insuch a way that the bag(s) are air-tight.

4. Place in a big pot, pour some water and start cooking. Leave to boil for about 1 hour, turn off the heat and allow to cool.

5. Transfer the bitter leaves into a bowl, pour cold water and startwashing, rubbing the leaves together just as when handwashing a cloth. This is to remove all traces of bitterness and the tenderiser as much as possible.

6. At first the water will be as dark as Guinness Stout® so change the water often till you have clean leaves with as little foam as possible.

7. When you feel that the bitter leaves have been thoroughly washed, squeeze the leaves to remove as much water as possible.

8. Place in plastic bags or containers and store in the freezer for future use.
It is good practice to boil considerable quantities at a time so that it will last you a while. This saves the cooking time whenever you want to prepare.

Its kul but don't u think thats a whole lot of time?
wow buh 4 me instead of wasting my tym on dat i will rather go nd buy anoda leaves
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its really good, but the process is a long way to go, i rather go get another one
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very wise of u bt d method z 2 long i dont tink i wld be able 2 pratices it becos it wld take longer time

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