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)
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.