Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe : How to make Puff puff

Nigerian Puff Puff, How to make Nigerian Puff puffPuff 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  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 10g 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

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

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

3. 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.

Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe : How to make Puff puff, nigerian puff puff recipe

4. 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  thicker and stretchy.

Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe : How to make Puff puff, nigerian puff puff recipe

5. 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.

6. 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. 

7. 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).

Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe : How to make Puff puff, nigerian puff puff recipe

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

8. 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

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    September 16, 2018 / 2:51 am

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  2. zahzee Ekpe
    September 8, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Tried it!! But it was more crunchy than soft. Why so?

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    May 12, 2018 / 6:31 pm

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  4. Kevwe Asore
    May 7, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Thank you for this recipe 😀. I tried making mine but the batter was quite runny funny and my puff puff turned out quite crunchy. Please help😥

  5. Anonymous
    February 18, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Thank u..just made delicious puffpuff

  6. Dee
    February 17, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    In a matter of days, I have made two different pastries thanks to you nigerianfoodtv. My puff-puff especially came out fantastic! I added in some fruits, nutmeg, milk and it was wow!

  7. Anonymous
    January 25, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    bellissimo post

  8. ogheneme frank
    October 29, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    how can i make the puff puff round?

  9. ogheneme frank
    October 29, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    how can I make the puff puff round

  10. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 / 3:48 am

    please can i add egg while making puff puff?

  11. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 / 3:46 am

    please can i add egg while making puff puff?

  12. Eniye Canus
    July 18, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Can I use eggs for the puff puff?

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