You can easily make the Puff Puff following this recipe and its 5 steps. Get busy and treat yourself with this delicious snack.
Nigerian cuisine has many tasty snack recipes to offer. Nigerian foods are versatile and delicious. Even if you are a Nigerian, but live abroad, you can still enjoy African dishes, if you find out how to makePuff Puff in Nigerian style.
What is Puff Puff?
This is a sort of African doughnuts. They are boiled in vegetable oil. You can make them sweet or salty. You can also dress them after the cooking with garlic or honey.
How to make Nigerian Puff Puff - The ingredients
Puff Puff a pretty easy thing to cook. Here is a list of ingredients:
- Vegetable oil for frying (7 cm deep in the pan or pot)
- Sugar (to your taste)
- Salt (1/2 if tea spoon)
- Nutmeg powder (1/2 of tea spoon)
- Flour (250 grams)
- Warm water
- Quick Yeast (2 tea spoons)
How to make Nigerian snacks:
This great Nigerian food recipe is easy to follow. Now you know How to make Puff Puff in Nigeria and can prepare some special treats for your family, even if you leave abroad. Enjoy it and share it with your friends.
- Mix all the dry ingredients
Use a bowl. Put in the flour (sift it first), add salt and sugar and mix well. If you are using dry yeast, you may mix it in here as well.
However, if you are using live yeast, you may add it to the warm water and let it sit for few minutes until it starts working.
Do not forget to put in the nutmeg and mix well once more. It has to become an even mixture, lest the puff puff will taste oddly.
- Add in the water
Start pouring water in little by little. And mix it up. You can use your clean hands to do that or a wire whisk. Do not rush it. Keep on adding the water until the dough attains cream mixture. The batter should have no lumps in it. Keep on mixing till it gets almost liquid, but not quite so.
- Set it to prove
It takes about 45 minutes for the puff puff dough to rpove.
You should cover the bowl with the lid or some foil. Set it somewhere in the warm spot of your house.
This way the yeast in the dough would have perfect conditiosn to rise. Once it rises, you will see small bubbles coming up.
- Boil the oil
This is an important step. Pour the oil into a deep pot. Set it to heat up and get it really hot. If the oil is not hot enough, your snacks would not get crusty and brown. If it is too hot, you can burn them on the outside, but they’ll remain uncooked inside.
How do you know when the oil is ready for puff puff to go in? Just take a tiny bit of the batter and throw it in. If the oil bubbles and the dough rise up to the top, you can start cooking.
- Boil the puff puff
Now, how do you make those balls? There is one easy way to do so (watch the video at the bottom of this page). Take a handful of the batter. Do not forget to clean your hands well first. Place the hand with dough over the oil pot and use your index finger and thumb to squeeze the batter out. You make a loop of those two fingers and keep squeezing with the rest of them.
Once you get as many balls as the pot can locate, wash your hands and start turning them around. If you just leave them there, the puff puff would be burnt on one side and uncooked on the other one. Keep on turning them around until all the balls get even brown color.
Watch the fire. If the oil boils too intensely, your puff puff may remain uncooked and liquid on the inside. You may take one out to slice it in half to see, how it is getting cooked.
Once they all are ready, remove them into sift and let the excess of the oil come off. You can serve them hot. You may also pour some honey on hot snacks. Or, if you did not use much sugar in the batter, squeeze few garlic cloves on them.
This great Nigerian food recipe is easy to follow. Now you know how to make Puff Puff in Nigeria and can prepare some special treats for your family, even if you leave abroad. Enjoy it and share it with your friends.