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 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
• 500g of Plain Flour
• 100g- 120g Sugar (caster/castor sugar)
• 2 level teaspoons powdered/dry baking yeast OR 10g fresh yeast
• Half teaspoon of ground Nutmeg or cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon vanila flavour( optional)
• About 400ml 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 5 minutes or until there are no lumps in it, and the batter is smooth, but it should not be watery.
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.
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 clean 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).
You can also make use of a spoon or an icecream scoop, if you don’t want to get your hands dirty.
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
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