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How to Make Nigerian Puff Puff

This recipe makes eight (8) medium size puff puffs

Ingredients:

  • 1 + 1/4 cups flour (157 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon quick rise yeast (This is the most important part, be sure to get the quick rise yeast)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50 grams) (adjust down or up for preference)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • Frying oil

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Set aside for 5-10minutes until the mixture becomes frothy (foamy at the top)
  • In another bowl combine flour, sugar and nutmeg
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients thoroughly. Batter should be thick and  smooth with a couple of bubbles.
  • Cover the mixture with a table cloth. set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes (just until the batter doubles in size)
  • Set a large pot on medium heat, add in the oil
  • Once the oil is hot – about 5-6mins . Scoop the mixture with your hand , drop in the oil ( try not to crowd the pan)
  • Fry until golden brown turning occasionally.

Note:

Do not leave the batter for more than 45 minutes otherwise the puff puff will turn out chewy and not ball up properly when fried.

 

 

 

Enjoy.