This week we are traveling to Nigeria, courtesy of Atlas Books and this amazing puff puff recipe.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is situated in West Africa and is home to hundreds of different ethnicities and languages. The country is actually the most populous country in Africa. Not only that, it is home to many natural landmarks and wildlife preserves, some of which include rare primate habitats.
Puff puff is a tasty deep-fried dough covered in sugar . . . do I need to say more? It’s a little bit like a chewy doughnut and it’s a popular snack in West Africa.
This recipe has been shared with us by Bunmi Emenanjo from Atlas Books.
4 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp of nutmeg
1 cup of sugar
2 tbsp active dry yeast
2 ¼ cup of warm water
½ tsp salt
4 cups or more of vegetable oil to fry
- Combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.
- Mix yeast, sugar, salt, and warm water until the yeast has dissolved.
- Combine the dry mixture together with the wet one and mix thoroughly with a mixer for 4-5 minutes. It should be like a thick waffle mixture by the time it is ready.
- Cover and set in a warm place. Let it rise for 4-5 hours until doubled in size.
- Heat the oil and once it is piping hot reduce the heat to a minimum.
- Scoop small balls of dough using a spoon or an ice cream scoop dipped into a small bowl of water.
- Fry the puff puffs until golden brown.
- Dry the excess oil on some kitchen paper and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Little Fingers Can:
The nature of this recipe gives the opportunity to children of all ages to be involved in the mixing of the ingredients. As the puff puffs are to be deep-fried into piping hot oil, we would recommend leaving the actual cooking to adults only.
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