Quick and Easy Puff Puff

Hello and Goodbye September,

If you have been following on Instagram, you will know that I have been busy with some professional exams for my job. Hence why I was MIA through out this month.

I passed my exam last Thursday, in time for the 57th Nigerian Independence celebration. Reminiscing about my childhood in Lagos, I will be showcasing two recipes which most Nigerians are likely to encounter on a Saturday (Puff-Puff and Ogi).

Nigerians like parties (A lot). Saturday’s are for partying and Puff-Puff is typically served as small chops (starters) for most parties. Puff-puff is a deep fried donut like dessert. Apart from Nigerian parties, it can be eaten as a breakfast or snack. 

Here is a quick and easy recipe which can be ready in 1hr 15mins.


  • 250g. Plain Flour
  • 80g. Sugar
  • 7g. Active Yeast
  • 1Tsp. Baking Powder 
  • 1/2Tsp. Nutmeg. Lukewarm Water
  • 1pinch. Salt
  • Sunflower oil (for frying)

Let’s get started:-

Place all dry ingredients in a deep bowl (flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg, baking powder and yeast); mix thoroughly. 

Gradually add the water….(Make sure the water is lukewarn as the yeast won’t activate in cold water and hotwater destroys the yeast)

Pre-heat an oven for 5-10 mins and switch off.

Cover the Puff-Puff batter with a cling film and a damp cloth.

Place the bowl in the pre-heated oven, leave the batter to rise for 45-60mins.

Once it is well risen (per picture below), you can start frying……

Pour the oil into a deep pan, place on a hob on medium heat.

Use your hand to scoop the batter into the oil (warning: it gets messy but this contributes to the ball like shape)

Fry till golden brown and it’s good to go…

To have something different, I added some melted chocolate to my puff puff (see below)

Looking forward to hearing your feedback on this recipe, and I will see you tomorrow for my next blog.


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