hi guys. so this is the home made nigerian snack i made for my girls this saturday. it was so amazing and easy to make that i will never buy another puff puff outside again. and did i add it was to easy.
all purpose flour- 400mg
yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
icing sugar- 2 tbsp
mixed spice- 1 tsp
lukewarm water- 2 cups
salt- 1/2 tsp
canola oil- 1 litre
sugar- 1 cube
granulated sugar- 1/4 cup
cinnamon- 1/4 tsp
first of all, i used icing sugar because thats what i had at my disposal and when i tasted it, i knew it needed just a dash more sweetness so there goes the cube of sugar. now this is the deal. when making this puff puff, you have to wait till the yeast activates and doubles the mixture then your good to go. so lets start cooking
1.add the flour, yeast, icing sugar, salt, mixed spice, cube of sugar and water. mixed them all up into a pasty thingy. cover for 30 minutes till it doubles in size. after that mix again to deflate all the air. the secret to getting that mix puffed up is the use of a pot or wok. using a frying pan is a no no unless you want pancakes puffs.
2.add the oil to the pan. heat it up for 3 minutes and add an onion slice for 20 seconds to spice up the oil. scope out. now to the frying, place the mix near the pot and add a scope of the puff mix with a spoon , making sure not to overcrowd the pot at least 4 puff per batch, turn to brown slighty
3. when done, put into a sieve with a paper towel to drain the excess oil, then sprinkle with the cinnamon suagr viola.
it is just amazing. you have to try it to believe it.