Nigerian Puff puff recipe


For about 25 balls of Puff Puff, the size in the photo above, you will need:

2 cups (250g) of Plain Flour
2 teaspoons of yeast (the one used in baking bread)
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup granulated sugar (or to your taste)
3 pinches of salt
Lukewarm water (for mixing)
Vegetable Oil (for frying)

-Mix salt, sugar, water, nutmeg and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes.
-Add flour and mix.
-Let the mixture rise for approximately 1- 2 hours
-In a large, sauce pan, pour vegetable oil into a pot, until it is at least 3 inches (or about 5 centimeters) high (too little will result in flatter balls) and place on low heat.
-Test to make sure the oil is hot enough by putting a ‘drop’ of batter into the oil. If it is not hot enough, the batter will stay at the bottom of the pot rather than rising to the top.
-Using your hands grab a little bit of mixture at time and drop in the oil.
-When the oil is hot enough, use a spoon to dish up the batter and another spoon or spatula to drop it in the oil, sort of in the shape of a ball.
-Fry for a few minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.
-Turn the ball over and fry for a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown.
-Use a large spoon or something like that to take it out of the oil. I usually place them on napkins right away to soak up some of the excess oil.
-If desired, you can roll the finished product in table sugar or powdered sugar to make it sweeter.

Enjoy your delicious puff puff with any chilled soft drink of your choice…

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