How to make Nigerian Donuts (Nigerian Doughnuts) filled with jam

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 Nigerian Donuts (Nigerian Doughnuts) filled with jam

      Nigerian donuts/doughnuts are popular Nigerian snacks, made with flour, butter, milk , sugar and yeast and then cut into rings , sometimes filled with jam(marmalade) and deep fried.  The taste is similar to the Nigerian Puff puff, but the butter and milk  in the donuts recipe, does make a big difference in the richness, texture and taste. 

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   In Nigeria, the jam filled donuts were my favorite, but you can omit the jam and make use of any glaze you love. *wink*
Here’s an easy recipe…Enjoy.  
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Nigerian donuts/doughnuts  Ingredients:
 This makes about 15-20 donuts- 480 g of plain flour – 2.5 tablespoons of instant dry yeast/15g fresh yeast
5 tablespoons of warm water
25g of melted Butter or Margarine
1 large egg
180ml warm milk
50 g of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt

Tip: if you’re using powdered milk, dissolve 2 tablespoonful of the milk in 180ml of water.

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Preparations for Nigerian Donuts(doughnuts)
1.  In a small bowl, add the yeast, 3 tablespoonful of flour, 5 tablespoons of warm water and mix together. Cover and leave in a warm place to rise and double and begin to form small bubbles in it. Then set aside

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 Tip: this mixture is called a ”starter’‘. It shows you how active the yeast is and also kick-starts the leavening(rising) process of the dough.
2. Into another large bowl, add the remaining flour, sugar and salt. Mix well.3.  Now add the egg, warm milk, melted butter and the yeast batter(starter). Mix thoroughly for about 10 minutes, then fold the sticky dough into a rough ball & place in a greased bowl.
Cover with a clean napkin or nylon, tilt to one side and leave for about 1 hour until the dough doubles in size.

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4. When the dough has risen, place on a floured table; flatten with your palms and rub a little flour on the sticky flattened dough.
You can also flatten with a rolling pin, but the first method yields fluffier donuts.
If the dough is too sticky for your liking, you can add a little flour and fold it into the dough. 

5. Now using a a biscuit cutter or the wide top of a glass cup, cut the flattened dough into doughnuts rounds.

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If you like you can use a syringe(without the needle) to fill the donuts with jam, you can also do this after frying the donuts.6. If you want very large donuts, you can leave the donuts to rise for another 20 minutes before frying.

7. Heat up the oil until very hot- about 180º C (you can do an oil test by dropping a little of the dough in the oil, to see how fast it will fry
Now fry the donuts in the oil for 1 minutes on each side. Transfer into a sieve, lined with paper towels, to absor excess oil.

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8. If you desire, roll the donuts in sugar or any glaze of choice and Enjoy!Nigerian Donuts are usually enjoyed with soft drinks or local Nigerian drinks like zoborodo(zobo), kunnu or fruit juices.

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 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
* Fried Plantains

 By Nky Lily Lete

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79 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 1, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    IyaNghana, Plz can i use Mix-Milk instead of powdered milk for donuts?

  2. Anonymous
    February 1, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    IyaNghana, Plz can i use Mix-Milk instead of powdered milk for donuts?

  3. Anonymous
    October 24, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Enter your comment…please can l have your phone No

  4. Stella
    August 7, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Wow! Ur recipe is really amazing, trust me I tried it and it came out very fine. am so happy for this NKY. Well done I must say. God bless ur efforts.

  5. Unknown
    July 2, 2017 / 5:17 am

    What preservative can I use for doughnuts ma, can alcohol be used to preserve?

  6. Unknown
    July 2, 2017 / 5:17 am

    What preservative can I use for doughnuts ma, can alcohol be used to preserve?

  7. Adeshewa
    May 21, 2017 / 5:23 am

    What else can I use if I don't av the jam

  8. dera
    May 11, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Thank you…. this recipe turned out beautiful.

  9. Anonymous
    April 27, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Nice recipe. Am just trying it out now. I will sure get back to you when am done. Thanks

  10. Aminat Ogunlola
    April 13, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Ur recipe is easy to follow…… But can someone use baking powder instead of yeast.

  11. Bibby
    March 31, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Thanks so much for this… I love it!God bless u sis…

  12. Anonymous
    February 18, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Can i use baking powder

  13. Sophie
    January 25, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Well done, Nky What could be responsible for a dead yeast?

  14. helen
    October 13, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Nice work. U are blessed. Pls why does my meat pie have cracked surface after baking.Tks

  15. Mercy
    September 25, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Nice work ma'am. Can it b baked

  16. Eloho Ojobodo
    August 5, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Ma God bless u for making things easy with the way u explain ur recipes. Pls y was my donough strong wen it was cold

  17. Maryam Kasim
    June 23, 2016 / 3:57 am

    Can i use the dough later after 6 hours or 12 hours? actually i made dough early.

  18. Maryam Kasim
    June 23, 2016 / 3:56 am

    Can i keep the dough for later use? If yes then do i keep in the fridge?

  19. Emily Osobase
    April 29, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    i no fit shout. I no see you make I give you pounded yam and egusi soup. you 3much o. pls can you put your measurements in cups? pls. will really appreciate. this gram is kinda confusing as I don't have a scale. bless you MA

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