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How to Make Nigerian Puff Puff


  • 1   1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon quick rise yeast (This is the most important part, be sure to get the quick rise yeast)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (adjust down or up for preference)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • Frying oil


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the warm water, sugar and yeast. Set aside for 5-10minutes until the mixture becomes frothy (foamy at the top)
  • Now add in the flour and nutmeg. Combine thoroughly
  • Once all the flour is worked in properly ( it should be smooth, with a couple of bubbles), cover the mixture with a table cloth. set aside in a warm place for 1 hour . The batter will be double its original size when ready.
  • Set a large pot on medium heat, add in the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot ~ 5-6mins, Scoop the mixture with your hand or an icecream scoop, drop in the oil ( try not to crowd the pan)
  • Fry until golden brown turning occasionally.