Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe : How to make Puff puff


Nigerian Puff Puff, How to make Nigerian Puff puff
Puff Puff: Nigerian Puff puff (poff poff)

Nigerian Puff Puff is one Nigerian Snack that you eat and never forget. It is fluffy, spongy, and simply delicious. A lot of folks say it tastes like the Nigerian Donut, but not exactly like it. 
   The Nigerian puff puff  is also similar to the arabic Luqaimat and also known as Bofrot in Ghana.
  Well, why not give it a try and decide for  yourself.. Here's an easy recipe for you ...Enjoy!


Nigerian Puff Puff Ingredients   
Makes about 40+ medium sized Puff Puff

Ingredients for Nigerian Puff Puff

•500g of Plain Flour
•100g Sugar (caster/castor sugar)
•2 level teaspoons powdered/dry baking  yeast OR 5g fresh yeast
Half teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
•About 2 cups OR 300ml of Lukewarm water (more or less, until you get the consistency as described in the video below )

 Half teaspoon of Salt
•Vegetable Oil (for frying)


Tip: You can double or reduce the quantity of all the ingredients to suit your need
Directions for making Nigerian Puff Puff

*If you're using fresh yeast,dissolve the yeast with  a little warm water and set side.


*Pour the flour into a big bowl, add the ground nutmeg, sugar, salt and the dry yeast(or fresh yeast mixture):and mix together.

*Now add the water, bit by bit and mix thoroughly.

Puff puff is usually mixed by hand, but you can also  mix with a flat wooden spoon  
   Mix for about 10 minutes or until there are no lumps in it, and the batter is smooth , but it should not be watery.




*Cover the bowl (airtight) with a clean dry cloth or aluminum foil  and leave the batter to rise for about 45 to 50 minutes.To know if the batter is ready for frying, you will notice some air bubbles on it and also that the batter has doubled in  size and  is little thicker and stretchy.



*Now, heat up some oil in a deep pot, the oil should be deep enough to cover an egg, so that when you drop the batter into the pot, you won't get a flat puff puff.

*Now do an oil test. This is done by dropping a little of the batter into the oil.The oil is ready when the puff puff rises to the top.

 
*Scoop the batter into your palm and drop into the oil by pressing the batter between your thumb and your fore finger(that's the finger closest to the thumb).



 To prevent spills, bring your hand closer to the pot.

*Fry until brown.Then transfer onto a sieve lined with paper towels(serviettes).


And your Nigerian puff puff is ready ..Enjoy 

Nigerian Puff Puff recipe
 
  

 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
*Nigerian Plantain Mosa

Nigerian Samosa recipe
* Crunchy Plantain Chips

Nigerian Spring Rolls
Nigerian Donuts (Nigerian Doughnuts)
Nigerian Akara
* Kokoro : Crunchy Nigerian Snack

* Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch) 
Nigerian Plantain Mosa
*  Fried Plantains

 Puff puff



By Nky Lily Lete



100 comments:

  1. joselyn idowu1:54:00 PM

    This is fantastic recipes, love and very helpful.
    Thank you to the author.

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  2. Fankscxz spoof berry much. It's excitingly helpful. GOD bless u. Tinutoks.

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    1. Anonymous5:38:00 PM

      Hi Nky, I tried making puff puff for the first time. I added pepper to the flour and yeast. It got burnt before I could turn it. Pls how do I make it come out well. Many thanks

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    2. Maybe the oil was too hot. Always do a heat test, by dropping a little of the puff puff batter into the oil. If it comes out burnt, then let the oil cool down a bit before you continue.

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  3. Anonymous3:50:00 PM

    Tnx for d recipes,they re helpful n easy to practice.God bless u

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  4. Anonymous3:51:00 PM

    Tnx for d recipes,they re easy to practice n helpful.God bless u

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    1. You're welcome dear. God bless you too :)

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  5. Anonymous6:15:00 PM

    thanks for these recipies,they were helpful.

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  6. Anonymous2:24:00 PM

    Thanx for teaching ṁ̭̥̈̅̄ε̲̣̣̣̥ dis .God bless you.carol

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  7. Anonymous8:07:00 PM

    Thanks for d receipt. Please can u mix it overnight

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    1. Yes you can, but store it in the refrigerator before it starts to rise. The low temperature of the fridge will slow down the yeast and make it rise slowly.

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  8. Anonymous5:35:00 PM

    AWESOME

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  9. Without yeast, will the puff puff still come out good?

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    1. No dear, without yeast, it is no longer puff puff.

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  10. Anonymous1:43:00 PM

    Without fresh yeast can't I use beaking powder.joy

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    1. No dear, you can't use baking powder, you either use fresh baking yeast or dry baking yeast.

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    2. Anonymous5:22:00 PM

      Tnx 4 d teaching.

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  11. Anonymous5:55:00 PM

    can I blend the mixture in a blender or do I have to mix it manually?

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    1. I have not tried with a blender.I always do mine manually.

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  12. Omg dis is amazing, thank u for d recipe

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  13. Nice recipe. Trying it asap.

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    1. Okay Cheliz, let me know how it turns out :)

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  14. Anonymous9:58:00 AM

    Plz I'd like to noe, if one is making use of the grounded yeast, do one still need to dissolve in water?

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    1. No dear, with the powder yeast, you don't need to dissolve in water :)

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  15. Anonymous9:31:00 PM

    Nice recipe...it's easy and better

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  16. Anonymous4:54:00 PM

    U re a blessing n God sent 2many of us..Godbless u 4 teaching me,wil try 2nite..buh can i add milk 2 it?***runs off 2 get ma ingredients..xtee

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    1. Thanks for you lovely words and yes dear,You can add milk if you like.

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  17. Anonymous6:10:00 PM

    Wat if I forget to put salt, will it still taste nice?

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    1. Yes it will still taste nice :)

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  18. Tnks aunty Nky for what u r doin for our ladies, jst wanted to ask u if u can pls help with a recipe for homemade sandwich, burger and pizza.

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    1. Hi dearie, here's my burger recipe
      www.nigerianfoodtv.com/2013/05/homemade-burger-in-pan-patties-made.html .
      Pizza and sandwich recipe coming soon :

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  19. Anonymous2:13:00 PM

    tnkz nky. i was wondering if one can add pepper and onions to it cos d ones i eat in d eastern part of 9ja pepper n onions are inclusive. what say u? is it still puff puff?

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    1. That sounds more like akara, I have never added pepper n onions to my puff puf, but these days people add a lot of stuff, you can try with a little and see how it turns out.

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  20. Anonymous8:00:00 PM

    hi.. please can i get a recipe for springroll

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  21. Anonymous12:48:00 PM

    THANK FOR UR TEACHING GOD BLESS U. HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD D VIDEO WIT OUT GOING THOUGH YTUBE

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    1. I don't know how to do that dearie.

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  22. Anonymous6:54:00 PM

    Thank you for this recipe. Really helpful n an economical yet presentable way to entertain my guests. I just want to know if I can add eggs to it n what quantity to ur measurement pls. Thank u.

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    1. I've never added eggs but if you want to, you can add 3 eggs to this measurement, but reduce the amount of water you'll be using.

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  23. Anonymous10:54:00 AM

    Can we add fresh pepper and onions

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    1. Yes you can, I have seen a lot of people doing it and swears that it taste great :)

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  24. Anonymous9:27:00 AM

    You rock sis.So so self explanatory. God bless you real good.

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    1. Anonymous10:15:00 AM

      Thank u very much Aunty, please can i use flour that is already mix with the same ingredient except nutmeg over two days and kept in the fridge for it. Just want to add nutmeg and little sugar

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    2. Hi dear, if it is just the dry flour that is in the fridge, simply take it out of the fridge and let it return to room temperature, then add the warm water and the remaining ingredients.
      But if, you have already mixed the batter(that is, added water to the flour mixture before storing in the fridge), I really can't judge if the yeast will still be active, but let it sit in room temperature for about an hour, then drop a little into hot oil,if it doesn't form a round puff puff, then the yeast is dead and you'll end up with flat puff puff.

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  25. Anonymous3:34:00 PM

    weldone my sis for these educational tips

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  26. Anonymous10:06:00 PM

    Pls can I use self rising flour?

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    1. Self rising flour has baking powder and salt added to it. I haven't tried making puff puff with it, but a few people swear that it comes out fine too.

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  27. Pls can l use milk instead of water.

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    1. Yes you can, but if using evaporated milk , pls dilute with water.

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  28. Why is my puff puff refuse to rise as expected in 50 minutes? Some times it happens while some times it is perfect.

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  29. Why is my puff puff refuse to rise as expected in 50 minutes? Some times it happens while some times it is perfect.

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    1. Hi Ginika, it is usually due to the potency of the yeast. If the yeast is weak, then it will take longer to rise and if is expired it won't rise at all.
      So make sure you preserve your yeast well and always check the expiring date before use.

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  30. Anonymous3:50:00 AM

    Thanks so much dear sister for this recipe. ... please is it a must to use nut meg for puff puff? Cox i don't really like nut, it's gives me pimples... Thanks

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    1. You're welcome dear and the Nutmeg is not compulsory, so feel free to leave it out.

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  31. Anonymous1:27:00 PM

    How do u preserve your yeast well? By putting it air tight in the fridge or pantry?

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    1. Air tight in the pantry.

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    2. I forgot to add, If you're using fresh yeast, you have to store in the fridge.

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  32. Anonymous5:24:00 PM

    Can you tell me what will happen if I mix puff puff overnight without taking it in d refrigerator?

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    1. I haven't tried it before, but if it stays too long outside, the batter might be ruined and have a bad odor.

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  33. Anonymous5:44:00 PM

    What's the recipe for the crunchy outside but fluffy inside puff puff?
    Thank you.

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  34. Anonymous11:08:00 PM

    thank you very much. I have enjoyed ur receipe and it is precise and accurate. I have made doughnuts, spring roll wrapper, puff puff and it was just perfect. The spring roll wrapper I could not do it the way u did it I used spoon instead to spread it on the frying pan, and it came out good. God bless you

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    1. I'm so glad you found all the recipes useful. Thanks for your lovely comment sweetie, God bless you too :)

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  35. Anonymous2:08:00 PM

    Can you leave the batter in the fridge for a later time or will this effect the puff puff.

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    1. You can leave it overnight in the fridge, but let it sit at room temperature before frying.

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  36. Anonymous5:06:00 PM

    thank u so much for the recipe.pls does it mean that u do not use egg for puff puff.

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  37. Anonymous10:16:00 AM

    Just so u know I'm your latest #1 fan n woman crush #smiles# cooking is one of the things that gives me fulfilment so I'm a subscriber to so many cooking blogs in between you're the best!! !The very bestest.lol. I wish you lots of happiness my dearest nky.

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie, good to have you here :)

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  38. Anonymous7:01:00 PM

    Hello Nky,your tips are always on point. Thanks for being there. Meanwhile i tried this recipe about now but it came out very hard,what could have happened

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    1. Are you sure you followed it ''as it is'', 'cos you can't go wrong with this recipe. Maybe you added too much flour.

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  39. Anonymous2:47:00 PM

    Thanks for the contributions. My puffpuff always come out flat, what is causes it.

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    1. Try our recipe above and always make sure that you do an ''oil test'' before you start frying the batter.

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  40. Can I prepare it without nutmeg?

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  41. Can I prepare it without nutmeg?

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  42. Hmmm thanks for this platform but I tried d recipe but my puff puff is hard outside pls what did I do wrong? Thanks

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    1. I guess you fried it in very hot oil, so the outside got scotched before the inside had time to cook.

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  43. Anonymous9:03:00 PM

    Just finished making the puff- puff. They came out so good , my husband says I should start selling it at the bus stop!!! Begging my kids to go and sleep!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Lol.. your husband is very funny... thanks for your lovely feedback dearie :)

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  44. Anonymous9:47:00 AM

    Hello thanks alot for the puff puff tips, I will try it as asap, God bless you always, you are a kind hearted woman.

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  45. Nky, I must say I love you plenty. Nothing impress me most than the way you teach. You make teaching as simple and easy that even a novice can understand immediately. May God keep you for this generation.

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    1. Aww dearie, thanks for your lovely comment and great to have you here, hope you try some of the recipes and send me your feedback and pics, God bless you too :)

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  46. hello Nky.. pls can i use granulated sugar for my puff puff?

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    1. yes dear, its the same thing as castor sugar but in granules.

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  47. If I don't add yeast will it come out well?

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