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Nigerian Puff puff

This is my tested and tried puff puff batter recipe, it works all the time. Most homecooks know that it can be somewhat tricky to get puff puff right, here are a few things that might lead to issues:
Wrong yeast: always make sure you get quick rise yeast. Regular yeast works also but it takes about 2-3 hours to properly activate.
Chewy Puff Puff: I have discovered that this is a result of leaving the puff puff for too long before frying. you only need about 45 minutes of rest time with quick rise yeast

Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe

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Serves: 14

This recipe makes 12-14 medium size puff puffs
  • 1 + ¼ cups flour (157 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon quick rise yeast
  • ¼ - ½ cup sugar (50 - 100 grams)
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • Frying oil
  1. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the dry ingredients. Slowly add in water while mixing. Stop as soon as water is incorporated and batter is smooth. (Batter should be thick and smooth with a couple of bubbles )
  2. Cover the mixture with a table cloth. Set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes
  3. Set a large pot on medium heat, add in the oil and heat until hot.
  4. Scoop enough mix with your hand and drop the ball in oil. Repeat until pan of oil is full.Fry until golden brown on all sides.
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