Nigerian Buns Recipe: How to Make Nigerian Buns

 How to Make Nigerian Buns  Nigerian Buns Recipe
Nigerian Buns

Nigerian Buns (Rock Buns ) is one of the popular snacks in Nigeria. It's a bit crusty on the outside but fluffy inside. 
  It should not be confused with the Nigerian puff puff, which is softer and fluffier. 
How to Make Nigerian Buns, Nigerian Buns
Nigerian Buns with egg
Nigerian Buns is quite easy to make. Here's an easy to follow recipe for you.. Enjoy!

Nigerian Buns (Nigerian Rock Buns) ingredients:

- 250 g flour
- 5 g  sugar
- 1 level teaspoonful baking powder
- 1 level teaspoonful salt
- 1 egg(optional)

- 150 ml Milk(or as needed to form a thick batter) ..You can use water as a substitute
- 1 tablespoon Margarine(at room temp)(optional)

Note: if you want the texture of the buns sold on the streets, then leave out the eggs and use water in place of milk. 
- You can leave out margarine if you want to.
- If you want your buns to come out round and perfect, you have to make a thicker batter , so that you can be able to mold it.


Nigerian Buns preparation:

1. In  a bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, salt, margarine and milk(or water).
 
To get a lighter consistency , you can use water . 
Mix thoroughly until the dough is smooth and stretchy.
Nigerian Buns Recipe:How to Make Nigerian Buns
Nigerian Buns Recipe:How to Make Nigerian Buns

2. Now cover and leave to rest for a few minutes.
Tip: If your batter is thicker, you can mold it into balls
 
3. Heat up the oil until moderately hot (the oil should not be smoking hot or the buns will just cook outside without doing the same inside).

4. Scoop the batter or molded balls and drop into the hot oil .

Fry on medium heat for about 20 minutes, so that the inside of the buns will cook at the same rate as the outside of the buns.
Tip: When you drop the batter, it should sink to the bottom of the pot or pan. Just wait a few seconds and tilt it a bit with your spatula or spoon.

Nigerian Buns Recipe:How to Make Nigerian Buns
To fry the next batch, reduce the heat to low. This is because the oil is going to be too hot after the first batch.

5. The buns are ready when they are golden brown...Enjoy!


Nigerian Buns Recipe, How to Make Nigerian Buns, Nigerian Buns
Hard Nigerian Buns (without eggs)
How to Make perfect Nigerian Buns
Perfect shaped Nigerian Buns

Nigerian Buns Recipe, How to Make Nigerian Buns, Nigerian Buns
small Nigerian buns

Nigerian Buns is usually eaten alone as a snack and is more enjoyable when taken with fruit juices, Zoborodo(Zobo), chapman, Kunun or any soft drink.


                       


 Other related recipes :
 * Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* Nigerian Chicken Pie
* Nigerian Sausage Rolls
* Nigerian Egg Roll
* Nigerian Scotch Eggs
*Nigerian Fish Rolls
*Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe
*Nigerian Meat Pie
*Nigerian Buns
*Nigerian Puff puff




By Nky Lily Lete


123 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:29:00 PM

    Can you bake them in the oven instead of frying?

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    1. No dear, the original recipe calls for frying.

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    2. Anonymous8:46:00 PM

      Hi pls can i make buns or puff puff with cake flour

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    3. yes you can also use cake flour.

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  2. josephine5:42:00 PM

    Is butter needed

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  3. Anonymous6:05:00 PM

    Pls my measurement cups come in ML,hw do I convert it to GM ds aspect is always confusing.250ml is equal to wat in gram?

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    1. Hi dear, 250 ml is almost the same thing as 250 grams, but may vary just a little depending on what you are measuring.

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  4. Anonymous5:35:00 PM

    Pls, if I use water instead of milk wat will be the difference?

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    1. Milk makes it richer , you can use water if you like.

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  5. Anonymous5:38:00 PM

    Pls, will it still taste nice if I use water instead of milk?

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    1. yes dear,It will still taste nice :)

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  6. Anonymous9:49:00 PM

    pls will it be good if i yeast bcos there is no yeast mentioned.?

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    1. You don't need yeast for Nigerian Buns dear.

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  7. Hi, this is a good job you're doing.
    I always thought butter was part of buns recipe like chin-chin.
    I am skeptical about trying it without butter. Then if its ok, I guess chin-chin can also do without butter. That would be great because it would have less calories. Kindly reply, and reassure me this recipe won't yield a "hard-rock" buns

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  8. Anonymous6:13:00 PM

    My buns will be ready in a bit!! I will updat d whole house later

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    1. I'll be expecting your updates dear :)

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  9. Anonymous8:09:00 AM

    Nice work Lily, can yu tell us hw to make Pitto drink?

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    1. Thanks dear. I will have it up as soon as I get the recipe :)

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  10. Anonymous11:58:00 AM

    thank u good job.

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  11. Anonymous11:59:00 AM

    thanks good job.

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  12. This ไϛ really nice, keep it up and ◦†нªηкs◦° so much cos ม really help me.

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    1. Thanks Nosiru, glad to be of help :)

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  13. ◦†нªηкs◦° so much Fø̲̣̣я̅ d recipe

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  14. Anonymous11:37:00 AM

    Thanks alot it rili helped me

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  15. Anonymous1:18:00 PM

    I love your website! Thanks for taking out time to provide information for healthy family meals. As a working class mom - can I prepare the buns mixture a next before, refrigerate and fry in the morning?

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    1. Thanks dear, you can prepare it overnight, but let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before storing in the fridge. Once it is out of the fridge, let it go back to room temperature before frying, so that it doesn't reduce the temperature of your oil.

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  16. Anonymous2:33:00 PM

    Wow I just tried it and it came out right, I just wish I could send you one right now. Thank you so very much.

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    1. Aww thanks dearie, I'm glad you enjoyed it, don't worry Hun, a picture of the buns is all I need :)

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  17. Anonymous12:25:00 PM

    I jez tried it and it came out perfect. Thnx lily

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  18. Anonymous9:37:00 PM

    Pls is it good to mix ur dough in the night and fry the bons in the morning ?

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    1. It's okay to do that, but keep in the fridge and the next morning, leave it to return to room temperature before you fry, so that it does not reduce the temperature of your oil and you end up with oil soaked buns.

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    2. Anonymous8:02:00 AM

      Can I make dough nut without with baking powder instead of yeast

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  19. Anonymous4:14:00 PM

    Nice job, keep it up.

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  20. Anonymous11:22:00 AM

    I have prepared my buns thanks!

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  21. Anonymous6:14:00 PM

    Can I add vanilla sugar and food colour?.

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    1. You can add vanilla sugar, but I don't know how food coloring will react when you fry the buns.

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  22. Anonymous8:10:00 AM

    Tnx Aunty NKY,my buns came out tasty bt it didn't rise & the body wasn't smooth. What could have caused it?

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    1. Hi dear, Buns is not always smooth, it's puff puff that has a smooth texture.

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  23. Anonymous5:56:00 PM

    Pls can fry d buns without milk and egg, z it possible to use only sugar and salt

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    1. Yes you can make the buns with only sugar , salt and flour, that's how the street bakers do it. Simply use water in place of the milk in the recipe above.Just be aware that the buns will be a a bit hard.
      Adding Baking powder and the other extra ingredients will yield a softer fluffier Nigerian buns.

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  24. Anonymous5:18:00 PM

    Pls can i put banana flavour to make yellow

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    1. You can add any flavor you like dearie :)

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  25. Anonymous2:53:00 AM

    Thanks so much for this recipe. Just finished making my buns. I was a little scared they wouldn't come out good at first because my batter came out a little thin and watery. I may have added too much milk I think. But, the end product was exactly how it was supposed to come out. Thanks again!

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    1. You're welcome .I'm glad you enjoyed it and all turned out fine,dearie.

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  26. Anonymous4:32:00 PM

    Pls ma, 5g of sugar equates hw many spoons?tnks ma u r doing a v gud job here.

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    1. Hi dear, 1 teaspoon of sugar is almost 5grams.

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  27. Anonymous4:55:00 AM

    Pls aunty how many cigarette cups of flour will give me 1kg of flour and how many spoons of butter will give 100g

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  28. Anonymous10:51:00 PM

    I love this website, I beliv I'm gonna use it improve in my kitchen management. thanks a lot for all these.

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  29. Anonymous1:28:00 PM

    Hello, can I do without baking powder ?

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    1. The baking powder makes the buns fluffy, but the street bakers usually skip it.

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    2. Anonymous10:42:00 AM

      Thank you, I will go with baking powder then.

      I would like to ask, what snacks can be prepared without using egg please.

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    3. Ok dear, as for the snacks without eggs, you can try meatpie, puffpuff, shawarma, chin chin, samosa and more, check the snacks section of our website and you'll see a lot of them :)

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  30. Anonymous9:03:00 AM

    Hi Nky, love wat u r doing here. God bless u. My question is that my buns is always smooth on the outside after frying and I know it should be rough, secondly the inside of the buns is always soft not thick like the ones they sell on the streets. What is wrong with the batter? My hubby is always making jokes with my buns saying it tastes and looks like puffpuff lol. Though I always insist that it is buns even though at the back of my mind, I know it tastes n looks like puffpuff. Pls kindly shed some light on my dilemma. Thanks I appreciate ur reply. From Yinka

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    1. Hi Yinka, add extra 30grams flour to make the batter thicker and also omit the egg. The ones sold on the street does not have eggs, and they use water in place of milk.
      Try it out this time dearie and let me know how it turns out. Send us pics too :)

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  31. Anonymous2:39:00 AM

    Hi Nky,
    how much milk do I have to put in the recipe?

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  32. Anonymous8:25:00 PM

    Hi Nky, great job you are doing on this site. I am actually a fan of your dishes and would like to know if you have a book on the recipies you have displayed in this site and how I can get one please: You can contact me on ayukgerald@yahoo.com...thanks

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    1. Thanks dear, the book is in progress and would be ready soon,pls be patient.

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  33. Anonymous10:49:00 PM

    hi Nky,I just mixed my batter for frying tomorrow,and I have a good feeling about it!will send in pics tomorrow after frying.meanwhile keep up the good job,am rooting for you!thanks for the recipe...

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, I'll be expecting your pics :)

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  34. Anonymous5:45:00 PM

    Hi Aunty Nky, do I need to wisk the egg before mixing it with others?

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    1. Hi dear, You can if you want to, but it is not necessary :)

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  35. it would come out like a cake etc Yet, this was awesome to see you try Persian food! Keep it coming Chef John! food recipes

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  36. Anonymous7:37:00 AM

    Hello how many calories will this be

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  37. Anonymous11:35:00 PM

    Pls how many pieces of buns will 250g give

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  38. Can I include nutmeg into this recipe? :)

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    1. yes you can add a big pinch of nutmeg if you like to.

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  39. Pls.can I use self rising flour for buns? Thank You.

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    1. yes you can, just skip the baking powder.

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  40. I love this woman called Nky :) I wish I'm related to her. You don't know what you're doing for use. God bless you realllllllll good!

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  41. Anonymous4:00:00 PM

    Nky u are the best

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  42. Anonymous11:59:00 AM

    I just tried it n it came out perfect. Just that it's flat not round. What cud b the reason. My kids cudnt wait for it to kool down bfor bouncin on it

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    1. I guess ur oil for frying wasn't enough

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  43. You are really trying for us, May God bless and empower you more.lol

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  44. Anonymous12:48:00 AM

    Hello aunty, Goodevening. Thanks for all d recipies. God bless and inspire u more. Kisses

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  45. odion ekpudu12:51:00 AM

    Hello aunty, Goodevening. Thanks for all d recipies. God bless and inspire u more. Kisses

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  46. odion ekpudu12:52:00 AM

    Hello aunty, Goodevening. Thanks for all d recipies. God bless and inspire u more. Kisses

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  47. Anonymous11:45:00 AM

    Good job ma;pls keep it up,pls 150ml is equivalent to how many milk cup?.

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  48. Good evening sister Nky, may God bless you and your family, pls can I use powder milk with the buns and what will be the ml and the grames of water to mix it, thank you

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    1. Use about 3 tablespoons of powdered milk , add it to the flour and gently pour in water until you get a thick paste, like the one in the recipe.

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  49. Good evening sister Nky, may God bless you and your family, pls can I use powder milk with the buns and what will be the ml and the grames of water to mix it, thank you

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    1. Use about 3 tablespoons of powdered milk , add it to the flour and gently pour in water until you get a thick paste, like the one in the recipe.

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  50. I followed Ur instructions and mine came out perfect and sweet. Made 11, my husband ate 9 !!. Tnk u so much. Can't wait to try others.. Kisses.

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    1. lol... That's a lovely husband ..hahaha
      Next time let him make the buns , while you just balance well well and eat.
      Thanks for the lovely feedback hun :)

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  51. Anonymous1:46:00 PM

    Hi.I don't know how to send pictures, wuld have sent d picture of my perfect buns. Tnks so much ma. From Amara.

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    1. Hi Amara, please send them to nigerianfoodtv@gmail.com. I can`t wait to see them :)

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  52. Anonymous11:22:00 PM

    Hi I just needed to know how many people will this recipe feed? I just needed to know because I have a large family to cook for. Thanks so much

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  53. Hi I'm Reigne I just needed to know how many people will this recipe feed because I have a large family to cook for like 40 people. Thanks soo much.

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    1. Hi dearie, this recipe will make about About 10 to 15 medium size Nigerian buns.

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  54. Hello, the Government does not even teach for free. God bless you Greatly.

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  55. Hello Nky, please how does one preserve buns? Fridge, freezer, or just store in a container at room temperature?

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    1. It will stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days and in freezer for 3 months.

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  56. Enter your comment...I just made mine ooo sister is perfect. God bless you, my kids are excited.

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    1. Glad to be of help dear Queen :)

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  57. Tuvm for the good job. Pls what is the equivalent of 240g? I don't have kitchen scale. Peak milk liquid container is what gram..? And should it be full or level when measuring. Thank you and God bless you. I just prepared mine but use whole wheat. It didn't turn well. I guess the measurement was not accurate or the batter was thick. The inside was half cooked.

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    1. Peak milk tin is 170g , and you should level it when measuring.
      And for the inside to cook well, you have to reduce the heat and let it fry for 20 minutes on medium heat.

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  58. Nice job love keep it up. I will try mine dis evening

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    1. Ok Chi, expecting your feedback :)

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  59. Hi, Pls can I make buns without baking powder?

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    1. Hi Tolu, you need baking powder to make it rise in the hot oil.

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  60. Hello Nky. My buns starts burning as soon as I add it to the oil making it hard for the inside to cook well or the outside to look appetizing. I made sure the oil was not too hard. However, I noticed my dough sinks and even when tilted, do not slightly float as they are supposed to. How can I avoid this?
    PS:I used all the ingredients you listed.

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    1. Hi Kasy, the oil is too hot, next time do a heat test, by dropping a little of the buns dough into the oil and see how well it fries, before adding the rest.

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  61. I tried buns now and they came out perfect!!!!! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback Abebi :)

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  62. Hi Nky, if I want to make use of cup to measure the all purpose flour, how will get the accurate measurement, I don't have scale to measure it and I intend to prepare 3cups of flour, how will get accurate measurement for other ingredients? Thanks and God bless you.

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    1. Hi Bunmi, in this case you can make use of an empty regular peak milk tin. It weighs about 170 grams.

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